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Non-profit uses horsing around for therapeutic health

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At-risk youth can shut out teachers, parents and principals, but there’s one thing that’s impossible to ignore. “You get them in an arena with a horse and there’s no way they do not engage,” said Vicki Robinson, an equine-assisted therapist. “They have met their match.” Shepherd Inc., a non-profit that…

Mind reading magic

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Going out with a bang

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Around Town 7/6/2005

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GOSPEL CONCERT The Down East Boys will visit Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. A love offering will be collected at the end of the service. The church is located at 318 W. Ballard St. For information, call (704) 435-6934. SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION Applications are now being accepted for…

Indiana John and the Headpiece of Ra

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After tirelessly searching yard sales, one Indiana Jones fan made the ultimate find. There in protective packaging was the Headpiece of Ra, a key prop in the Indiana Jones’ movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” “I knew right away,” said John Warlick, Lincolnton’s biggest Indiana Jones fan. “I was overtaken…

Y’all come! Ranch House Cafй eager to welcome and serve you

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There is nothing better than Southern home cooking and great hospitality, and the Ranch House Cafй offers just that and more. “People come in here and sit down and talk for hours,” said Sue Pulley, mother of the owner of the Ranch House Cafй. “It’s just a great atmosphere.” Regulars…

Riverkeeper to head international board

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Donna Lisenby, riverkeeper of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has been elected to the leadership of the Waterkeeper Alliance Board of Directors, an international environmental advocacy organization. Riverkeepers, coastkeepers, soundkeepers and baykeepers from Maine to Florida elected Lisenby to the board at its annual conference in June in East Stroudsburg, PA.…

Hearing on no-wake buoys slated

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The Lake Norman Marine Commission will hold a public hearing on its “No- Wake Buoy” regulations on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. Some of the suggested changes include removing unauthorized buoys from the lake, which has become a huge problem, said Bob Elliott, executive director with the commission. “All…

Limit lifted on fishing at lake

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RALEIGH — Striped bass anglers fishing Lake Norman will be able to keep four stripers of any size per day from July 1 to Sept. 30. The new regulation, approved by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission in March, allows anglers fishing Lake Norman to harvest striped bass that otherwise might…

Festive mood lit up the sky at celebration

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Denver came alive Saturday night with an early celebration of America’s birthday. The East Lincoln High School stadium stands were filled with a patriotic crowd who came to get involved in the evening’s festivities. The large crowd (above) that streamed into the stands enjoyed live entertainment, games and plenty to…