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Around Town 4/30/2007

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KIDZ CLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church Kidz Club meets 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday. Children ages 3 to 5 are welcome, no reservations required. There will be a petting zoo, games and snacks. Call (704) 820-9879/827- 9879. LOCKS OF LOVE H2O Salon will offer a free hair cut and…

Around Town 4/27/2007

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NOMINATIONS Pathways Mental Health seeks nominations for its second annual Outstanding Provider Award. Deadline is 5 p.m. May 4. Send nominations to: www.pathmhddsa.org Call (704) 884-2501. SQUARE DANCING The Lincoln Squares will hold a square dance 8 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. SINGING The…

Grand openings

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(Top photo) Big Dog Holdings Inc., located in Lincoln Industrial Park held its grand opening ceremony April 17. Bearing the ceremonial scissors is Big Dog senior vice president John Wood. (Above) With the expansion of its dining space, Court Street Grille was the site of a grand opening ceremony. On…

Crutch Field’s music definitely ‘heaven sent’

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John and Kerri Crutchfield may be proof that the couple that plays together stays together. The Iron Station pair, founders of the contemporary Christian band Crutch Field, have combined two things they love very much: God and music. “It was kind of our vision when we got married,” said Kerri.…

Setting up a sweet shop

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West Lincoln just got a little sweeter. The Wagon Wheel Sweet Shop, which serves cheesecakes, danishes, breads, coffee, candies and more, opened on N.C. 150 West March 16. “It’s nothing fancy. It’s easy-going,” said co-owner Anna Heavner of the western-themed shop. All the baked items sold at the shop are…

Eight-year-old gives birthday cash to a good cause

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A North Brook Elementary School student gave up her birthday money in honor of her great-grandmother. “That’s what we did for her birthday,” said Shannon Ferguson, Meredith’s mother. “Instead of presents, she wanted to take it to them.” Meredith Ferguson, who turned 8 on March 22, gave $165 to Hospice…

JROTC learn lessons on two trips

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Student cadets in the Navy Junior ROTC program at West Lincoln High School went on two very different trips over their spring break. One group of 15 students spent their week training at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, while 11 others explored and toured Norfolk’s naval facilities. “It was way…

Teacher trains for deployment

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A west Lincoln native and teacher for Lincoln County Schools leaves for training this week in preparations for deployment to Iraq. “There is nothing set in stone, but all of our training is for a deployment,” Matthew Reep said of the possibility of going to Iraq. Reep, a 1994 graduate…

Customer service tops priority list

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For Joe DiMola, owner of Denver Tire and Auto and a New Jersey native, deciding to move to North Carolina was pretty much a no brainer. “The cost of living up there was crazy, the weather wasn’t the best and I love NASCAR,” said DiMola. DiMola managed an automotive shop…

Grant helps DFD with gear

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For the third year in a row, the Denver Fire Department (DFD) has received grant money from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, which is a division of the Department of Homeland Security. U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-10) recently awarded the $65,360 grant to the DFD which will be…