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Vineyard brings wine to west Lincoln

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Want to improve your health? Drink more wine. This is Larry Cagle Jr. and Sr.’s advice for a longer life. Red wine made from muscadine grapes are very good for the body due to the high level of antioxidants, dietary fiber and ellagic acid. The wine also boasts no saturated…

Postal employees in tight space

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VALE — Employees at the Vale branch of the U.S. Post Office spend their mornings sorting and carting mail in cramped quarters. The lack of space inside and outside of the building continues to be an issue, said Postmaster Meredith Queen. “The territory is growing, and we don’t have room…

Election to choose mayor

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Thought you’d heard the last about elections this year? Think again. One of the area’s biggest races will begin Saturday when nominations are taken for Cat Square mayor. Candidates for the esteemed position must be lifelong community residents, said Jamie Houser, who helps organize the parade. And that’s pretty much…

Holiday Eating

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Have a plan to control flurry of party feasts Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a flurry of holiday gatherings, parties and celebrations. And with those get-togethers come loads of food. That can seem discouraging to partygoers who are trying to watch their weight. But experts say the health-conscious eater is…

Born to run free

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A home away from home is right around the corner for man’s best friend in Denver. Barkin’ Buddies Resort & Daycare offers cageless facilities for dogs and allows plenty of time to play outdoors. Dogs can come for the day or spend the night. The facility which has been open…

Lake level drawdown set to freeze out weed

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The seasonal drawdown of Lake Norman has begun. This year’s drawdown will be slightly different due to the presence of the Brazilian Elodea weed, which surfaced after Hurricane Francis floodwaters. The weed, which can clog boat motors and water intakes, can be killed by exposure to freezing temperatures. Duke Power…

Ad business invites new area residents

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Many residents new to the Denver area may experience a welcoming face at their door and a basket full of gifts. “The Welcome Basket” is a way to welcome people to the community while benefiting surrounding businesses at the same time. Welcomers Dana Dehart and Connie Whitmore, both Denver residents,…

Careful crossing — Deer accidents rise late in year

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Watch out for deer. From October to December, the number of traffic accidents caused by deer in North Carolina skyrockets. Last year in Lincoln County, there were 114 recorded animal car collisions, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Every year it seems to be going up, said Kate…

Lake Calendar

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4 PAWS ANIMAL RESCUE FUNDRAISER Pet photos with Santa will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Barkin’ Buddies Doggie Daycare on N.C. 16. For more information go to www.fourpawsnc.petfinder.com. Pictures are $7. GIRL SCOUTS…

Teacher creates handmade Christmas cheer

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Being a teacher by day and artistic entrepreneur by night takes time, effort and a lot of help. Beth Wiseman, a career and technical education teacher at Pumpkin Center Middle School, has been creating decorative pillows for 10 years. This year alone she has produced around 500 pillows. “They’re beautiful…