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Crouse woman deals with illness, counts her blessings

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CROUSE – Myofaschal, an illness that causes chronic pain, keeps Derice Falls at home most days, but it hasn’t stopped her from enjoying life. “I do keep busy,” she said. “I’m amazed that I’m not bored.” Falls, a Methodist minister’s wife, has always led an active life – visiting the…

After reigning a year, Apple Queen prepares to step down

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In order to become the 2004 Apple Queen, Kristin Kinney had to slip out of her jeans and T-shirt and into something a little less comfortable. “If you know me, I’m not really the beauty pageant type of girl,” the 20-year-old Appalachian State University student said. Last year’s pageant was…

Loft living

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If you look above the Court Street Grille in downtown Lincolnton, don’t be surprised to see a furry feline peering back. The cat, Fluffy, is one of two residents now living in Lincolnton’s first downtown loft. Charlotte Rhyne, Fluffy’s roommate, hopes her new home is the start of a trend.…

Lake Calendar

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KALEIDOSCOPE WALLHANGING The Quilter’s Haven, 4321 N. N.C. 16 will hold a Kaleidoscope wallhanging class on Aug. 11 and Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $45. For more information call (704) 483-5999. A machine quilting class will be held Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1…

Camping with a difference takes on new meaning

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While most campers are knocking down cobwebs and washing their sheets, the Sigmon family had to start from scratch. This camp meeting is a lot different than past years. It was not the midnight call Joy and Johnny were expecting that Thursday morning. The Denver Fire Department contacted the Sigmons…

Ron Smith taking over as marine executive director

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Bob Elliott is phasing out. The executive director of the Lake Norman Marine Commission has handed over his title to Ron Smith, a former planning director for Iredell County and former executive director. The switch was made at Monday night’s marine commission meeting. “I’m looking forward to it, I have…

IT`S RALLY TIME!
Women golfers to tee off against breast cancer

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Frances Knox wanted to give back to the community. Having many friends and family who have been exposed to breast cancer, she wanted to reach out. “Breast cancer is one of the leading health risks for women,” Knox said. Because of that concern, Knox contacted Golf for Women magazine five…

Around Town 8/10/2005

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PERFORMANCE CANCELLATION Due to the death of cherished friend of several cast members, the Saturday performance of “Open-air Shakespeare” has been canceled. SENIOR CARE HELP SIGN-UP DAY Senior Care extra help sign-up day will be from 2 – 4 p.m. on, Aug. 16 at the Lincoln County Senior Center on…

61st Anniversary

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Extra! Extra!
Local teen goes from extra to actress on “One Tree Hill”

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For three sleep-deprived days, a local teen lived the fabulous life of a television actor while working on the WB drama “One Tree Hill.” Kathryn Geerken, a rising senior at East Lincoln High School, survived the workdays, which would often last until 7:30 a.m., with energy drinks and ice cream.…