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Environment theme evident at pet hospital

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After moving to Denver, veterinarian Lynn Reed opened an animal hospital with the environment in mind. West Shore Animal Hospital, located at 2558 N.C. 16 N., is the third facility Reed has opened in North Carolina. “I opened two animal hospitals in Asheboro and when my kids went off to…

Christian Ministry plans ‘yard sale’

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is getting creative in its search for food. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Soup Kitchen parking lot, the ministry will hold a “yard sale.” Those interested can trade 10 non-perishable food items for desks, shelves, cabinets, chairs, lamps and other items…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS McGuire movie night The EnergyExplorium in Huntersville will screen “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. The cove will be open for anchoring and lawn available for picnics. The event is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call (800) 777-0003. DABA luncheon The Denver Area…

ROTC cadets attend camp on leadership

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Cadets in Lincolnton High School’s Air Force ROTC program attended a six-day leadership camp in July. The Converse College Cadet Leadership School in Spartanburg, S.C., included about 175 cadets from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Chief Pratt, Lincolnton High School’s ROTC instructor said, “The school’s primary focus was…

Annual Conservation awards presented

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Students, government workers and farmers were all honored at the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation 2008 Annual Banquet. “It’s an occasion to get all the agencies together that support us during the year,” said Tommy Houser, chairman of the Lincoln County Soil and Water District. The Soil and Water District…

LHS students work to recycle

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A group of Lincolnton High School students is working to prohibit teachers’ use of worksheets for a full day – and they aren’t trying to get out of work. Senior Nora Nordmark and junior Christian Guy decided during the 2007-08 school year that Lincolnton needed a recycling program. When the…

Campers digging things up

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Lots of kids love to play in the dirt, but a group of Lincoln County kids recently found out that getting dirty can be educational as well as fun. The Lincoln County Historical Association held an archaeology camp for seventh- and eighth-graders June 22-25. The campers set up shop at…

Quilters all have a creative spirit

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They come from different backgrounds. They work different jobs. Their ages range from 23 to 92, but there’s one thing the members of Lincoln Quilters have in common. “You have to have a creative spirit,” said Jean Funderburk, president of the guild. More than 100 examples of the results of…

Iron Station graduate wins special WCU designation

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Emily Charlene Love of Iron Station was one of 29 students of Western Carolina University’s 1,053 spring graduates to be designated a university scholar. Love and other university scholars completed “their entire undergraduate careers at Western with grade-point averages of 3.90 or better,” the university said in a recent release.…

Around Town 8/11/2008

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COME READ WITH ME Tuckers Grove United Methodist Church offers “Come Read with Me,” a reading, math and mentoring program for kids ages 4 through 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Older students may participate in end-of-grade and PSAT sample testing during program hours. The program is…