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The healing power of touch

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The average American is constantly being pushed to do more, work harder and get things finished faster. For some, a constant state of stress has become the norm. “Our culture feeds off stress, I think,” said Betsy Okonski, a massage therapy student. “Americans work harder and longer than just about…

Soldier Promoted

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Businesses train workers in CPR

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Local businesses are taking steps to make sure their employees are trained in a basic emergency procedure. Lt. Kent Lukach of the Lincolnton Police Department, who is also an instructor for the American Red Cross, taught and certified a group of people in first aid and CPR last week. The…

Around Town 2/4/2005

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RECEPTION First Presbyterian Church will host a reception honoring the Rev. Mary McKey at 2 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall, 114 West Main St. Everyone is welcome. NARFE MEETING The Lincoln Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steak…

Business rate up slightly in December

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate for the month of December went up from a 5.6 in November to a 5.8. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission said she is relieved that the rate did not go up more than it did. “I think that because there was a…

55th Wedding Anniversary

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Slim down with fiber

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Fiber is essential to a healthy body, but more and more Americans are eating less and less of it. An average person needs 25 grams of fiber each day, but the average American only eats 15 grams. The high protein, low carbohydrate craze isn’t helping matters, and what’s more, many…

Students join quest to break record

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A local business is asking for the community’s help in its quest to help underprivileged children by teaching them discipline and self-respect through martial arts. Students at the Samurai Arts Institute in Lincolnton will be taking part in a nationwide attempt on May 14 to break the current world record…

Lake Calendar

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PROBUS CLUB MTG John Wendel, meteorologist at WCNC-TV, will speak to the Probus Club of Lake Norman on February 15 at Lake Norman Lutheran Church located on N.C. 16. Social hour will begin at 10 a.m., the program will start at 10:30 a.m. He will discuss predicting the weather, weather…

A BIG Fish

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