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Around Town 6/2/2010

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SUMMER CAMPS The N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a Science Fair Workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 at hteh Lincoln County 4-H Office in the Citizens Center and a Science Camp for ages 9-12, Aug. 9-13 at The Schiele Museum in Gastonia. The deadline to register is…

Bat Cave owners hope facility will hit a home run

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Baseball and softball athletes needing to squeeze in some extra practice time now have a place to go in Lincoln County. Doug McCurry opened The Bat Cave, an 11,000-square-foot indoor baseball and softball training facility, March 1. “I saw a need for a training facility for players to utilize year…

Around Town 5/31/2010

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APPLE QUEEN Applications for the Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant will be accepted until Tuesday. Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce, located at 101 E. Main St., in Lincolnton. NORTH 321 MEETING All residents living in the North 321 fire district are invited to attend a…

Lincolnton ABC store getting used to new Boger City location

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Bert Honeycutt was sad to see the old Lincolnton ABC torn down. After all, it had been on East Main Street for 42 years. Honeycutt has worked for the ABC store for 28 years, but it only took a few days for bulldozers to crumble the building to make room…

Craig, Hull Engagement

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Bridgett Nicole Craig and Jeremy Dean Hull announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Nikki is the daughter of Carla and Brent Simmons of Lawndale and Joe Craig of Vale. She graduated from East Burke High School and Appalachian State University with a degree in Elementary Education. Jeremy is the son…

Tunes at noon

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Blue Star Mothers offering support

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Margaret Gunsley’s son turned 18 in boot camp and 19 in Iraq. His enlistment in the military left her feeling worried and isolated. “You take kids that go right out of high school like mine did, parents aren’t really ready for that,” Gunsley said. It wasn’t until four years later…

Market expanding schedule

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market on West Water Street in Lincolnton is expanding its schedule beginning on Tuesday, June 1. On that day, the market will go to its full schedule of Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. The market opens at 7 a.m. and closes around noon or whenever vendors…

Splash pad

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Highway patrol promises tight watch on state roads

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol will be stepping up patrols this Memorial Day weekend in the effort to deter speeding and reckless driving. The holiday weekend will officially begin 6 p.m. this evening and will conclude at midnight, Monday. “Memorial Day is the beginning of a busy travel season…