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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…

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…

Denver band plays ‘outlaw rock ’n’ roll’

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The James Younger Gang, a Denver-based band, describe their music as “outlaw rock ’n’ roll.” Musicians are Nathan Walker, 24, drums; Dustin Newcombe, 22, acoustic guitar and lead vocals; Jory Whitmore, 21, bass and back-up vocals; and Chase Gorowski, 20, lead guitar. Although each musician has his own influences, the…

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…