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Fit Families

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(Left photo) Bobbie Long (left) checks the blood sugar levels of Betty Sides and talks to her about Type 2 diabetes. The free screening was just one of many health-related offerings held at the Fit Families for Life celebration held Saturday at the YMCA. (Left photo) Jake Little (left) has…

Around Town 5/19/2006

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LUNCHEON McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. will have a luncheon Sunday from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The menu is chicken pie, baked ham, vegetables, salads, homemade biscuits and desserts. Take out orders are available. Donations will be accepted for the Building Fund. For more information, call (704) 735-4062. HEALTH…

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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Tradition of quality continues at Black’s Produce

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For Denver native Reid Black, produce has been a way of life. His father, Charles, started selling produce in 1960 from his farm in eastern Lincoln County. Now Black and his brother, Dale, own and operate the family business, Black’s Produce, on N.C. 16 in Denver, as they have done…

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…