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Business specializes in screen prints, embroidery

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Chris Tabor, and his wife, Ashley, have opened Exper-Teez in Lincolnton. The business specializes in screen printing, embroidery and vinyl work for signs, apparel, banners, vehicles and logos. “Most of the stuff we do, we do it in house,” Tabor said. “We don’t put our stuff out to other companies…

2010 Apple Queen receives crown Saturday

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The Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant takes place 7 p.m. Saturday at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. A total of 14 young women will be competing for the 2010 title. The winner will also receive a $3,000 scholarship. An additional $3,750 will go to runners up. Shirley Smith, cochair…

Weaving expert visits Lincolnton

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Throughout her youth, Laverne Waddington loved being outdoors. She climbed mountains, skied and biked all across the globe. Then while on vacation in the Midwest, one bike accident sidelined her. To pass the time, she let a new acquaintance teach her how to weave. “That accident changed my life,” Waddington…

Maiden church giving away school supplies, backpacks

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Mount Ruhama Baptist Church in Maiden will be giving away school supplies and backpacks to students Saturday. “It’s purely a service to the folks in our community,” said Pamela Pope, organizer. The giveaway will take place 9 a.m. Saturday at 3273 Mount Ruhama Church Road. Grade-appropriate backpacks filled with school…

Around Town 8/13/2010

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YARD SALE Messiah United Methodist Church, on N.C. 27 West, will hold an indoor yard sale and hot dog sale from 2-6 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (704) 736-1988. BLOOD DRIVE The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will have a…

New owners, new name, new menu for restaurant

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ABOVE: A pizza loaded with meats from the Italian Garden located at 1215 E. Main St in Lincolnton. BELOW: Georgios Kastanias, owner of the Italian Garden in Lincolnton, prepares a chicken marsala dish. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo Georgios Kastanias, and his wife, Kellie, are hoping to make their mark…

Triplets turn 30

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Candidates’ forum slated for Oct. 5

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Before Lincoln County voters head to the polls in November to pick county commissioners, School Board members and members of Congress, among others, they will get a chance to hear from many of the candidates in person. The Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee is planning a candidates’ forum for…

Homebuilders seeking design contest entries

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The Lake Norman Home Builders Association is accepting entries for its seventh Best of the Lake Design Competition. The contest is open to builders, remodeling contractors, architects, designers and craftsmen who work in the greater Lake Norman surrounding areas. Professionals are encouraged to enter. A panel of business and industry…

Thousands of fish die in Lake Norman

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CHARLOTTE (AP) — Thousands of fish have died in North Carolina’s largest manmade lake. The Charlotte Observer reports Wednesday that 7,000 striped bass have been found floating on Lake Norman since July. It is the third time in seven years the game fish have died en masse in the lake.…