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Around Town 8/1/2008

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LIONS CLUB Frances Coats, director of the McCune Center Assisted Living Center owned by the Lions of North Carolina, will speak at the Lincolnton Lions Club August meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ryan’s Steakhouse. Vice District Marti Hill also will be making an official visit. A short Board…

Southern Charms Wines opens in downtown Lincolnton

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Two families have opened a new store on Main Street in an effort to revitalize the downtown Lincolnton area. Kirk and Kim Leonard and Dwight and Carolyn Ramseur co-own Southern Charm Wines, a unique shop that specializes in wines and handcrafted gifts. “We were all at Myrtle Beach in November…

Apple Queen contestants announced

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The Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12 and seniors. A total of 15 girls will participate. “We have some really good contestants,”…

Diane’s Bakery makes variety of very sweet treats

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Children who go to the Lincoln County Farmers Market may not know baker Diane Hawkins’ name, but they sure know her merchandise. “I’m either ‘the cookie lady’ or ‘the muffin lady,’” Hawkins said of what her young customers call her. Hawkins runs Diane’s Bakery out of her certified kitchen in…

Housing workshop offers help

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More and more Lincoln County citizens are being faced with the possibility of losing their homes. According to Felicia Warlick, real estate agent, there are 84 pre-foreclosures in Lincoln County right now. “It’s sad. It’s just sad,” Warlick said. “I upsets me to see people in this situation.” Warlick and…

Camp Meeting lists choirs, preachers

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There are a host of activities planned for this year’s Rock Springs Camp Meeting, held each year at Rock Springs Campground in Denver. From food and fellowship to preaching and singing, the crowds of people descending on the Methodist campground shouldn’t lack for things to do. “There’s going to be…

Summer reading fun at Battleground

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Students and parents alike have enjoyed summer reading and media hours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings throughout the summer at Battleground Elementary. Battleground has invited students to come hear a story and check out books on those mornings. “We’ve not had as big a turnout as we’d hoped for, but…

Charter School opens gym for summer hours

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Boys and girls caught up on some practice at Lincoln Charter School in Denver Wednesday. The school has had its gym open for basketball since school ended. “Kids just want somewhere to be, and this gives them something to do,” Jeff Campbell, assistant basketball coach for Lincoln Charter High School,…

Schools might raise fees for using facilities

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If the Board of Education accepts the Policy Committee’s recommendation, community groups will face increased fees for use of school facilities. “We haven’t updated our policy and procedures with respect to community use of school facilities since 1995,” Steve Zickefoose, assistant superintendent of business, told the committee at its Monday…

N.Y. transplants start another Lighthouse

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After moving from New York, Susan and Jim Cady missed their business, the Lighthouse Station. In June, the Cadys took the Lighthouse Station’s old sign out of their garage and opened up shop in Denver. Four shops, including an ice cream parlor, the Pigeon Sisters, Inspirations and Captain Jim’s, make…