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Around Town 11/30/2007

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HOLIDAY COOKING A discussion and demonstration of holiday cooking will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the multipurpose room at Gaston College, Lincoln Campus at 511 S. Aspen St. The discussion will focus on ways to enjoy holiday desserts without gaining weight. Examples and information on low…

Cat Square mayor nominees announced

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Being honorary mayor of the Cat Square Christmas Parade comes with one major responsibility – riding on a float. After waving to the crowd and throwing candy, the mayor’s duties are completed. Candidates for the 2007 mayors were nominated Nov. 24. Voting will take place Saturday at the Cat Square…

Former superintendent now dedicated to community, family

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Harry Huss lives with a simple philosophy in mind: Life is short. The Crouse native has certainly made the most of his, from community involvement to teaching Sunday school for the past 61 years. Huss’ role as an educator has been one of his most important ones. He attended Lenoir-Rhyne…

Painting the cat now a tradition

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In the dead of night on the evening of the 1983 Cat Square Christmas Parade, four individuals stole onto Cat Square Road. There, they spray painted a cat face inside a square. “It was done on a whim,” said Quita Biggerstaff, who is responsible for the spray painting of the…

Donated book honors memory

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Board members staying true to their high schools

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(Left) Fred Jarrett, school board member and 1971 graduate of Lincolnton, was a running back and defensive back on the LHS football team during high school. He will be rooting for the Wolves tonight, and hopes they’ll be “on the road to Raleigh” next week. (Right) Carl Robinson, school board…

Grant will enable character training

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Because of a grant guidance counselor Lisa Earl wrote, Union Elementary students soon will be able to study character education through technology. The grant amount awarded, $422.37, was presented to Earl on Nov. 16 for the purchase of a software program called Project LCD, which stands for “Launching Character Development.”…

Man charged in theft of 115 vehicle batteries

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A Maiden man was arrested and charged with taking 115 used vehicle batteries from a Lincolnton business. Nathan Miles Self, 27, is accused of taking 45 used vehicle batteries Nov. 19 from a business owned by James Funderburke. Self returned to the same location Nov. 21 and took 70 more…

Man charged in statutory rape

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A Warsaw man has been arrested in the rape of a 15-year-old girl. Joshua Whitney Turner, 23, is charged with felony statutory rape. He was arrested Nov. 25. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Turner sexually assaulted the victim at a residence near Crouse on Nov. 24. Following his…

Blue Chip winner reaps reward from risk

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Marta Carlson is a fighter and a winner. She fought for her struggling business and won an award for overcoming adversity to find success. Carlson, owner of Paradise Gardens Garden Center and Landscape in Denver, was named the winner of the 2007 Greater Lake Norman Blue Chip Community Business Award,…