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Bail bondsman opens new storefront

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Kathy Sigmon, an agent for United States Bonding Co., opened a storefront after seeing other bail bondsman companies pop up in Lincoln County. “I was working (for the company) from home for five years in Lincolnton and then everyone started putting up bail bonding offices,” she said. “I started seeing…

Casual Lincolnton tavern offering upscale menu

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Drake Simmons wants Creek Side Tavern to become known as a “sports bar with really good food.” Bobby Smith is the owner of the Lincolnton restaurant, but Simmons is the manager. Simmons has owned seven restaurants and was the executive chef for Cleveland Country Club in Shelby. Simmons has created…

Pet of the Week

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Denver bluegrass festival Saturday

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Seven bluegrass bands are coming to Denver as part of the 11th Annual CC Spring Fest Bluegrass Festival. J&J Entertainment Productions of Rock Hill is hosting the event from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow at Cross Country Campground. Generation Gap, Griggs Family, Toby Creek, Cabin Creek, Bluegrass Country Boys,…

Farmer provides fresh cut flowers

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The Denver and Lincolnton farmers markets open this Saturday. Denver opens at 8 a.m. at Rock Springs School on N.C. 16. Lincolnton opens at 7 a.m. on West Water Street at the Giles L. Martin Shelter. Both markets close around noon. I recently visited with Wong Victor Her, who is…

Rotary hosting tournament

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The Fourth Annual Bass Fishing Tournament on Lake Norman takes place Saturday. The event, hosted by the Rotary of Sherrills Ford-Terrell, is from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Midway Marina in Denver. Leslie Auton, a Rotary member, hopes that the community will come to the tournament and support Rotary…

ELHS twins both receive N.C. Teaching Fellowships

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East Lincoln High School’s 17-year-old senior twins Brandon Nichols and Britt Nichols have both received North Carolina Teaching Fellow scholarships, which will pay $52,000 for their college educations at Western Carolina University. The Teaching Fellows program selects 500 students each year for the prestigious scholarship program, which provides would-be teachers…

Around Town 4/15/2011

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ROTARY AUCTION The 18th Annual Rotary Auction for Education continues tonight through Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Visit www.rotarylinc.org for more information. WOOD TURNERS EXPO The Arts Council of Lincoln County will showcase works of art created using a variety of woods by local wood…

Around Town 4/15/2011

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LENT DINNERS St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church will host their final fish dinner for Lent 5:30-7 p.m. today. Cost is $7. For more information, call (704) 735-0063. BREAKFAST Bess Chapel United Methodist Women will provide a full country breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday at the church, 6073 Flay Road in Cherryville. Cost…