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An early celebration

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Area design firm on TV

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CORNELIUS — A local home designer will be featured on a TV show airing on Charlotte’s WJZY-TV 46 Saturday. The show, “Desperate Design,” will feature Jennifer Pippin with Pippin Home Designs. Pippin met the show’s host, Margi Kyle, 10 years ago. “She emailed me the idea for the TV show…

Introducing Miss Lincoln

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Five young women from the greater Gaston region won titles during the 2006 Miss Gastonia’s Outstanding Teen Pageant held on Nov. 19 in Cherryville. Kristen Marie Butler, 16, was crowned Miss Lincoln County Outstanding Teen. Butler is the daughter of Steven and Teresa Butler of Dallas. She is a junior…

Alternate Gifts Market sale Saturday at First Presbyterian “unique” opportunity

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More than 300 people were expected to attend an “Alternative Gifts Market” sale held at First Presbyterian Church of downtown Lincolnton Saturday. The main feature of the event were third-world crafts on display for sale from Unique World Gifts of Hickory. The store, located on N.C. 127 in the Viewmont…

Lincoln County Commission Foundation presents grants

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The Lincoln County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Foundation for the Carolinas, presented several challenge grants Monday at the weekly Monday luncheon of the Rotary Club. The presentation was made there because many members of the community foundation are also members of Rotary. (Above photo) Harry Huss, at the…

Casting his vote

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Grand openings

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Grand openings were the orders of the day this past week as (top photo) county commissioner Tom Anderson (holding oversized scissors) and Drs. Todd Hamilton (standing next to Anderson) and Stephen Austin cut the ribbon at their Denver practice. Shortly afterwards, at the same location (middle photo) commissioner Anderson and…

Captain’s Cap celebrating 24 years

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When Spero Stathopoulos first came to North Carolina from Greece in 1970, he was still in school. Family obligations, however, determined his destiny and he left school and began working in the restaurant business with his family. “I got involved in the restaurant business due to the influence of my…

Cancer survivors, others honored at Peoples Bank ‘Tree of Hope’

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The holiday season is a special one for Lincolnton resident Mary Lou Robinson; she has been cancer free for the past seven years. “I knew back then I was having a problem, but the doctors didn’t agree,” said Robinson. “They didn’t think it was cancer.” It was only after a…

Around Town 12/7/2005

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SENIOR DANCE The Gaston County Parks and Recreation Department will host a Senior Citizens dance from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday at the Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., Dallas. Doors will not open until 5:40 p.m. and the first 250 people present will be admitted. The cost is…