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Business in bloom

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They were boys of summer, and a lot more

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Bob Buff has a black-and-white photograph of his old baseball team. “It was called midget baseball,” Buff said of the team he played on in the days before it was called Little League. The picture of the Glenn Mills team is from 1947 or 1948 and shows the boys, roughly…

DDA gets grant for $25,000

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The Downtown Development Association and the City of Lincolnton recently received a grant in the amount of $25,000 from the North Carolina Rural Center Building Reuse and Restoration Grant Program. The funds will be used to develop architectural and engineering drawings and a National Register nomination for the building DDA…

Around Town 6/20/2008

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PEELER REUNION The Peeler family reunion will be after church Sunday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church, 7401 Reeps Grove Church Road, Vale. For more information, contact Michelle Peeler at (828) 327-3812. RED CROSS MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its annual meeting at…

Pet store opens in Lincoln center

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Once, when Paula Kowalczyk was visiting Lincolnton, her puppy chewed through his leash, and she asked where she could find a pet center to buy him a new one. The answer: Hickory or Gastonia. That’s what prompted Kowalczyk to open Otto’s Pet Center, located in the Lincoln Center shopping center.…

Summer camps packing them in

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The Heartland District’s Cub Scout Day Camp broke records this year with 82 campers. The district includes Scout dens from Cherryville, Mount Holly, Stanley and all of Lincoln County. “It’s an effort of the whole district,” Debbie Heafner, co-director, said. “We have a lot of leaders who have come out…

County sets full slate of programs

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For the children of Lincoln County, summer doesn’t have to mean sitting in front of the TV all day. Lincoln County Parks and Recreation offers a Summer Playground Program full of activities to keep kids from turning into couch potatoes. “It’s a weekly-based program,” Lindsay Ross, a program coordinator for…

Archaeology camp has openings

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Eighth- and ninth-grade students will have the opportunity to work alongside archaeologist January Porter during Lincoln County’s first archaeological camp. “We’ve wanted to do a camp like this for several years,” Jason Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Museum of History said. “The students will learn the different methods…

Fish Fry

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Home Care grand opening

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