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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 8/11/2010

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DIABETES EDUCATION A free Diabetes education program will be held 3 p.m. Thursday in the Dogwood Room of Carolinas Medical Center – Lincoln. Diabetes educator Gwen McBee will speak on exercise alternatives. For more information or to register, call (980) 212-6037. CROP WALK MEETING A volunteer meeting to help organize…

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.…

Guns, laptop, power tools taken in recent break-ins

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information following two reported break-ins in Lincolnton last week. On Aug. 4, a large amount of firearms, jewelry and a Hewlett Packard laptop computer were taken from a home in the 1600 block of Maple Lane, authorities said. A possible suspect vehicle…

Pool store expands with new pool park

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Lake Norman Pool and Spa has added a pool park to showcase its different varieties of in-ground and above-ground pools. Bob and Dedie Dooley own the Denver store, along with locations in Statesville and Cornelius. The Denver store is the only one with a pool park since it is the…

DABA hosts after hours block party

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The Denver Area Business Association (DABA) will hold a Business After Hours Block Park Thursday. The social event will take place at the Denver Professional Building from 5:30 till 8:30. The shopping center is at 3738 Hwy. 16 N. Kym & Co. Salon, The Bakers Apron, Pack & Ship, Giovanni’s…