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Sheriff offers advice for holiday shoppers

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office offers consumer tips on being safe during the holiday season. More criminal activity occurs because crowds are larger and stores have extended hours, Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty said. SHOPPING SAFETY n A person should never shop alone. A single shopper is the best target…

Minter speaks at annual Y breakfast

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Retired pro-football player Mike Minter doesn’t believe in coincidences. The former Panthers safety spoke at the YMCA Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast this morning, and he believes that God meant him to meet every person he met there. Minter speaks at similar functions frequently and said he usually receives about 50 business…

Commissioners to seek grant for new park

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Lincoln County Commissioners gave a rough reception Monday to plans for a new $2 million park along Lake Norman. Commissioners approved steps to seek a $500,000 state grant with an application deadline of Jan. 31. However, they balked at seeking the majority of funding, $1.6 million in state loans, to…

SOLO works to preserve lake life

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As growth and development continues to flourish around Lake Norman, there’s a group of people dedicated to preserving the area’s natural beauty. The Save Our Lake Organization, founded by Terrell couple Jim and Jill Feldmeyer in 2002, focuses on maintaining Lake Norman’s water quality and protecting local wildlife. For the…

Marine commission concerned about low level of Lake Norman

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Low-water levels were the main topic at a brief meeting of the Lake Norman Marine Commission, held Monday night at the Charles Mack Citizens Center in Mooresville. A representative from Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation expressed concerns about the drought’s effect on an FLW fishing tournament scheduled for April at…

Radio stars visit school for reading

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Battleground Elementary’s “Leaders are Readers” program featured Ace and T.J. of Kiss 95.1 Thursday. Battleground has promoted the “Leaders are Readers” program in conjunction with National Children’s Book Week for about 10 years. Tina Rash’s self-contained class of exceptional children, Nicole Dobbins’ third-grade class and Kendra McGinnis’ first-grade class heard…

Donation drive

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Bennett-Hall tries to erase staffing service stereotype

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When people hear the term “staffing service,” they may think of a business that sets unskilled workers up with temporary jobs. There’s a company in Lincolnton that’s trying to change that perception. Bennett-Hall Company was founded in Charlotte 25 years ago. Ten years ago, the company opened up a light…

Around Town 11/19/2007

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THANKSGIVING EVE A simple meal and informal service will be at 6:30 Wednesday in the fellowship hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cherryville. For more information, or to make a reservation for the meal, call the church at (704) 435-9264. Dress is casual.…

In tragic time, she turned to yoga

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Some people use tragedy as an excuse to self-destruct. But when Kelly Carver, an Iron Station yoga teacher, was faced with tragedy, she found a reason for self improvement. “I actually got into yoga when my mother passed in 2000,” Carver said. “It left a big giant hole when she…