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Around Town 8/27/2010

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BARBECUE CHICKEN Hephzibah A.R.P. Presbyterian Church will have a barbecue chicken and hot dog sale until 7 p.m. tonight and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of The Great Outdoors, on N.C. 150 East in Cherryville. For more information, call Terry at (704) 300-7127. YARD…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Road, Lincolnton, will hold a breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. CANCELLED MEAL A luncheon scheduled for Sunday at Marvin United Methodist Church has been rescheduled for a later date. HINTON HOMECOMING Hinton Memorial United Methodist Church will celebrate its homecoming…

Busy Boger City suits RE/MAX Crossroads

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RE/MAX Crossroads has moved to a new location in Lincolnton. The business recently moved from its location on North Generals Boulevard, to 2414 East Main Street in the old Charter Communications building in Boger City. Lisa Borders, her husband, Gary, and Jeremy Falls own the business, which opened in 2007.…

Pumpkin patch ready for fall fun

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Last year, John Herter’s 11-year-old daughter brought home a packet of pumpkin seeds. The two planted the seeds and up sprouted three pumpkins. This year, those three pumpkins have turned into more than 1,000. “I’m really tickled that some of them are over 100 pounds,” said Herter. Herter’s pumpkin patch…

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church offers after school care for area students

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Students at Pumpkin Center Primary and Pumpkin Center Intermediate schools have a new option for after school care. Wednesday marked the first day of school for Lincoln County students and the first day of St. Luke’s After School Care, sponsored by St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. “As I thought about the…

Couple writes about expectations

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The idea formed 23 years ago when Terry Sigmon and Lynn Willis were about to be married, both for the second time. “We were both very apprehensive about being married because our first ones weren’t great,” Terry said. “We were trying to find what we were expecting.” They both believed…

Grape Stomp expanding

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WoodMill Winery’s annual Muscadine Grape Stomp has expanded to two days this year and placed an emphasis on its tiniest attendees. “We’re focused more on the kids,” said Larry Cagle, owner of WoodMill Winery in Vale. “Kids seem to want to come out and stomp the grapes and parents make…

Troopers plan crackdown over Labor Day weekend

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are cracking down on impaired drivers as part of the Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign. The 2010 campaign began Friday and will continue through Sept. 6. “As we celebrate the end of the summer, I remind…

China eye treatment may help Denver girl

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Andrew Dellinger loves his daughter, Madison, so much that he is willing to travel to China in the hopes that she will gain sight for the first time in her life. “I’d do anything in the world for her,” Dellinger said. “I want her to have a life as we…

County summer camp program wraps up

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Lincoln County’s Parks and Recreation Department wrapped up its summer camp in recent days before students headed back to school Wednesday morning. The camp was held June 14-Aug. 20 at East Lincoln and Howard’s Creek community centers. The average daily attendance was 45 children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The…