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Around Town 8/18/2008

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SFVFD MEETING The South Fork Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual community meeting 7 p.m. today at the fire station. This will include board of director and fire officer elections. SCRABBLE RUN Scrabble Run, a poker run benefiting Amy’s House, will take place Aug. 24 beginning in Highland Park…

Azalea Tea

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Helping Habitat

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Stickies, to Alice, are a childhood memory

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Drew Chance of Lincoln County Parks and Recreation has been putting on the Social at Howards Creek, a once-monthly gathering in west Lincoln, for a few months now. At the July 14 event, it became a family affair. Chance’s mother, Alice, came to the gathering to teach a few ladies…

Social studies teacher studies Holocaust in Europe

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Many teachers work on further education or lesson plans during the summer months, but Kristy Rikus, a social studies teacher at West Lincoln Middle School, went the hands-on route, visiting Germany and Poland to learn about the Holocaust. She has taught students about World War II, Jewish culture, Israel and…

A stitch in time

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Around Town 8/15/2008

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FUNDRAISER Crisis Pregnancy Center of Lincoln County will present “A Heart for Life,” a gospel concert fundraiser, at 7 p.m. tonight at Redemption Outreach Center, 700 Lithia Inn Road, Lincolnton. The event will feature performances by Bible Time, Willow Creek Bluegrass, Walking By Faith, Silent Praise and soloists Amanda Richardson…

Leonard Automatics opens

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The ribbon was cut Thursday on the first manufacturing business to officially open in a new upscale industrial park in Denver. Leonard Automatics nearly tripled its size to 30,000 square feet the company moved into Balsom Ridge Business park off N.C. 16 in July from their previous facility located approximately…

Grand Opening

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Continuing the tradition

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For more than 25 years, members of the Lincoln County Extension Community Association have sold fried pies made from a 100-year-old recipe. “It’s an old art,” Melinda Houser, family and consumer sciences extension agent, said of the homemade pies. Some things have changed. The dough now uses Crisco instead of…