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Around Town 4/8/2005

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ANNUAL GIGANTIC YARD SALE Messiah United Methodist Church on N.C. 27 will hold a yard sale on Saturday, April 16 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Vendors are welcome for $5 a space. Call 704-276-2423 or 704-736-1988. Breakfast biscuits and baked goods will be available. MEETING Sons of the Confederate Veterans…

Business In Brief

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The Lincoln Cultural Center and the Lincoln Arts Council will host a Business After Hours at the Cultural Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m on April 14. During the event they will feature The Presidential Exhibit: Hail to the Chief. in the Cochrane/Carolina Mills Gallery and will offer new perspectives…

Nursing specialty shop opens

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One stop shopping for nurses is now available in Lincolnton. Scrubbin’ Up Nursing Uniforms and Accessories has been open since December, offering everything from uniforms to shoes and stethoscopes. “I tried hard to think of something that Lincolnton does not have,” said owner Heather Lineberger. “My best friend is in…

Disc jockey back on air

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Since leaving his job as a WLON radio disc jockey due to health problems, Tim Biggerstaff has received an onslaught of concerned calls and get well cards. “The listeners have been calling,” said Biggerstaff. Some fans have sent him a get well card for each of the 13 weeks he’s…

Shear devotion

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There’s one thing that’s kept James Leatherman in the barbershop business for 57 years, and that’s the conversation. “I like to talk to people. I learn something new everyday,” he said. “We talk about different things – farming and religion and politics, all different subjects. Now the subject is on…

Program puts spotlight on child abuse

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The voices of children kicked off Child Abuse Awareness month at the James W. Warren Citizens Center Tuesday night. “Seeing kids singing up there, how can you hurt someone like that?” asked Dwight Stone, a former Carolina Panther and the evening’s keynote speaker. The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse…

Citizen of the Year banquet planned

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The fourth annual Citizen of the Year banquet will be held April 14 to honor an individual who has improved the quality of life in east Lincoln. Last year, Patsy Black was honored for her work with Relay for Life. This year additional honorees have been included to honor a…

Duke license on LNMC agenda

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The Lake Norman Marine Commission is fine tuning its recommendations for the Duke Power relicensing process. An update will be given at the next Lake Norman Marine Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11. “We are getting the data together and are making sure everybody agrees to it,” said…

Speedway opens Saturday

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STANLEY – Due to the rain on this past weekend the East Lincoln Speedway has rescheduled its opening for this coming. This will be the 16th consecutive season of weekly Saturday night racing, The season calls for 24 weekly Saturday night programs. The 18-event program of 175 laps will include…

Survivors recount cancer fight

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T’lene Barker of Denver knows first hand what being a cancer survivor means. Like many of the years that she has come to the East Lincoln Relay for Life Cancer Survivor dinner she has traced her handprint on the banner and has written how many years she has been a…