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Weebles the Clown clowns around

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The birth of Weebles the Clown began with an inability to juggle. A co-worker at Lincoln Medical Center gave Mollie Taylor her first set of juggling balls. She quickly learned she lacked standard hand-eye coordination. “This is the one thing I ran across in my life that I didn’t think…

Ministry comforts women

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Women of all ages, races and backgrounds come. Some have marriages that have gone sour. Others are still recovering from past molestation or rape. Still others are simply searching for faith. They all have something they need to say and a place to say it. “We meet once a month,…

Kitten population grows, homes needed

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With spring in full swing, Lincoln County’s cat population has started to rapidly grow. Many of these cats have found themselves at the county animal shelter. “These animals deserve a second chance,” said Keith Poovey, the shelter’s supervisor. “I get mad at people for dumping them here.” Cats and dogs…

Lincolnton couple has a surprising new visitor

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Bob and Linda Buff of Lincolnton received a strange call from their neighbor Monday. “Do you have a peacock?” they were asked. Nope, they sure didn’t. “Well, you do now,” the neighbor replied. Sure enough, the couple went outside, and there, eating cat food on their front porch, was an…

Up, up and away

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Love for motorcycles and food behind new Denver restaurant

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It’s not heard to imagine the opening strains of “Born to Be Wild” racing through one’s head as one opens the door and enters the latest business to make the scene on N.C. 16 in Denver, AlleyCat Biker Junction. And that rumbing sound you might hear won’t be engines revving…

Fun at ELHS

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Gabriel Moore, 14 months, said hello to a fire dog in a remote controlled fire truck. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Around Town 5/17/2006

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QUILTERS The Lincoln Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The program will be by Debra Hisson on quilting rulers, hints and tips. Guests are always welcome. PANDEMIC FLU CLASS A Pandemic Flu Class will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the EMS…

Foster parenting – a challenge and joy

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Tonya and Jerry Curtis knew foster parenting would be difficult before they started. The Vale couple had considered their options, taken classes and talked to others who had been through the process. They knew they wanted to eventually adopt, and this was the path they chose to do it. That…

65th anniversary

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