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Loft living

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If you look above the Court Street Grille in downtown Lincolnton, don’t be surprised to see a furry feline peering back. The cat, Fluffy, is one of two residents now living in Lincolnton’s first downtown loft. Charlotte Rhyne, Fluffy’s roommate, hopes her new home is the start of a trend.…

Crazy big cantaloupe

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Lake Calendar

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KALEIDOSCOPE WALLHANGING The Quilter’s Haven, 4321 N. N.C. 16 will hold a Kaleidoscope wallhanging class on Aug. 11 and Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $45. For more information call (704) 483-5999. A machine quilting class will be held Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1…

Around Town 8/10/2005

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PERFORMANCE CANCELLATION Due to the death of cherished friend of several cast members, the Saturday performance of “Open-air Shakespeare” has been canceled. SENIOR CARE HELP SIGN-UP DAY Senior Care extra help sign-up day will be from 2 – 4 p.m. on, Aug. 16 at the Lincoln County Senior Center on…

61st Anniversary

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Local teen goes from extra to actress on “One Tree Hill”

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For three sleep-deprived days, a local teen lived the fabulous life of a television actor while working on the WB drama “One Tree Hill.” Kathryn Geerken, a rising senior at East Lincoln High School, survived the workdays, which would often last until 7:30 a.m., with energy drinks and ice cream.…

Apple Queen crowning on Saturday

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The 2005 Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant takes center stage at the James W. Warren Citizens Center promptly at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are available at the door at 6 p.m.; there will be no advance ticket sales. Prices are $10 adults, $8 seniors (60 years-old and…

2005 Qpple Queen Contestants

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Ashley Marie Arlow is a 2004 graduate of Lincolnton High School and currently is a sophomore at Duke University whose major field of study is politics and policy making. Her parents are Tom and Cristina Arlow of Lincolnton. Jennifer Leigh Boyle will be a senior at North Lincoln High School.…

How ya gonna keep`em down on the farm once the new school year starts?

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Two Lincoln County teachers, Pumpkin Center Elementary School’s Beth Blume and Irene Specht, recently participated in the North Carolina Farm Bureau’s “Ag in the Classroom” program at the Village Inn Conference Center in Clemmons. The workshop, entitled North Carolina Farm Bureau AITC Summer Reading Teacher in Service Workshop, which lasted…

Camping with a difference takes on new meaning

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While most campers are knocking down cobwebs and washing their sheets, the Sigmon family had to start from scratch. This camp meeting is a lot different than past years. It was not the midnight call Joy and Johnny were expecting that Thursday morning. The Denver Fire Department contacted the Sigmons…