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Chamber of Commerce to hold east Lincoln meeting

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to the east Lincoln community to gain input on how the Chamber can better serve the growing Denver area. A community meeting will be held at the East Lincoln Community Center, located on Optimist Club Road 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July…

Lincoln racer tears up track

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For Mark Woody and his relatives, Saturday evenings at East Lincoln Motor Speedway have become a family affair. The Dallas resident and owner of Under Water World in Lincolnton took up dirt racing this year after watching his brother-in-law and friend tear up the track. “I figured if they could…

Around Town 7/7/2006

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. The guest speaker will be Darrell Harkey. FUNDRAISER The West Lincoln Rockets U.S.S.A baseball team will host a fundraiser beginning 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wal-Mart shopping center.…

Campers get a taste what it is like to be in the media

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The campers at YMCA day camp Seven Springs at St. James Elementary School and Camp Creekside at the Lincolnton YMCA learned the ins and outs of the media. This week’s camp theme “Extra, Extra Read All About It” had the children making magazine collages, performing news broadcasts, writing articles and…

Bowling alley gets new owners and name

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Lincoln County native Reggie Mull and business partner Jason Ingle are hoping their first-time venture as bowling alley owners “strikes” it big. They took ownership of the old Town and Country Bowling Alley about five weeks ago, changing the name to Striker’s Lanes and Lounge. Mull used to hang out…

Beekeeping is a “honey” of a hobby

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Ten years ago, high school teacher Michael Townsley searched for a hobby to supplement his income in the summertime. With the help of his brother-in-law, an Arkansas bee inspector, Townsley found a perfect match in beekeeping. He now works with bees on his property and numerous farms in west Lincoln.…

Bowling league right up these seniors’ alley

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For two hours twice per week, Striker’s Lanes and Lounge becomes a gathering place for active senior citizens who visit with each other, eat and bowl. Helen Shaw, one of the organizers of the league, said the Thursday league has about 40 bowlers which split into 10 teams of four…

Thousands turn out for east Lincoln fireworks celebration

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Thousands packed David Clark Stadium on the campus of East Lincoln High School Saturday night, where they enjoyed food, fellowship and lots of music. They also enjoyed the sixth annual Denver Area Business Association’s fireworks display. Gates at the stadium opened around 6 p.m. with fireworks that started around 9:30…

More mobility for law enforcement officers on the lake

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You’re on the lake boating when all of a sudden, a member of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office pulls up next to you. The reason that’s happening is because the Sheriff’s Office has been loaned the use of personal watercraft to assist on Lake Norman, courtesy of Westport Marina, N.C.…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S FEAST E.C. Beatty will provide music for July’s Wayne’s Second Friday Feast, 10 a.m. July 14. Cost is $6 per person and includes the tip. Reservations must be made by Sunday, July 9. For more information, call Celia and Paul Deese at (704) 483-4355. If your church group, school…