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Around Town 8/16/2010

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HOME EDUCATORS The Lincoln County Home Educators will have an informational meeting about homeschooling from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Charles R. Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St., Lincolnton. For more information, visit www.lchesupport.com. SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC The Humane Society of Lincolnton County will hold registration for its…

New shop sells, services Rainbow vacuum cleaners

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Looking for a vacuum that will suck up every bit of dirt, pet hair and other nastiness lurking in your floors? Patty and Dale Hullette think they have a solution for you. They opened Rainbow Sales & Service in Lincoln-ton last month. The Rainbow Cleaning System is a home cleaning…

Houser, Sisk Wedding

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Lisa Mae Houser and Robert Eugene Sisk were united in marriage May 22, 2010 at St. Luke`s Lutheran Church in Pumpkin Center. Pastor Paul officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dan and Pearl Houser of Lowesville. The bride is a graduate of East Lincoln High School, Gaston…

Farris, Bernthal Engagement

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Phil and Diann Farris of Denver announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Marie Farris to Ryan Lee Bernthal of Winston-Salem. Caroline is the granddaughter of Hardison and Mary Etta King of Gibsonville and the late Shirley King. She is also the granddaughter of Arthur and Nancy Farris of Burlington.…

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…

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…