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Volunteers restore log cabin

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Volunteers resorted to ancient building techniques in an effort to restore an old log cabin at Ramsour’s Mill in Lincolnton. The Lincoln County Historical Association sponsored the event, a joint effort with the Lincoln County Property Commission. Twelve volunteers came out this week to learn how to do chinking and…

University honors Godbold

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Gardner-Webb University has named its School of Business after a former Lincolnton resident, John Godbold. Local residents may remember Godbold as the first president of Lincoln Bank, which later became First Charter Bank and more recently, Fifth Third Bank. “I came to Lincolnton in 1983 to help start Lincoln Bank,”…

Business sells jukeboxes, arcade systems

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Before iPods and “boomboxes,” the jukebox was one of the most popular ways to listen to music. In February 2007, Rick Harrison took his love for the classic machine and opened Lake Norman Music and Games. The business, located at 1603 N.C. 16 S. in Stanley, specializes in selling and…

Clinic teaches golf swings and the game

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Five-year-olds aimed to be like Tiger Woods this week at Cowan’s Ford Country Club in Denver. For three days, children ages 5 to 12 took part in a golf clinic designed especially for beginners. “We started scheduling members on March 1 and by May 1 when I let non-members register,…

Around Town 7/16/2008

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BIBLE SCHOOL Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, 4018 Killian Road, Lincolnton, will have vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. July 21-25. Meals will be served nightly at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome and invited to attend. BENEFIT LUNCH Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church will have a benefit…

Funtimers stay active after retirements

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For the older members of Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell, being retired from work doesn’t mean being retired from life. The church has a group called Funtimers, and it’s all about, well, having fun. “It’s for anybody that feels young at heart,” Elaine Cansler, who runs the program with…

Proud graduates

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Angler hooks owl, but lets him go free

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Michelle Armstrong of Denver is a local angler who competes on the Women’s Bassmaster Tour. She travels the country in search of big bass and enjoys the calmness the sport brings her. However, recently she had an encounter on the water that dubbed her a new nickname – “The Owl…

HAPPY TRAILS

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Coming Up

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n Foreclosure seminars: As foreclosures continue to rise locally and across the state, Lincoln County is scheduling seminars to help concerned homeowners. A seminar with financial experts is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 2 in Denver at the Shanklin Library branch. Another seminar will be held…