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Around Town 6/22/2007

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BIBLE SCHOOL Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. 150, Maiden will hold Vacation Bible School 6 – 8:45 p.m. June 24 – 28. This year’s theme will be “Heavy Metal Training for Soldiers of Christ.” Call (704) 483-6013. LUNCH There will be a country buffet lunch at Davids Chapel United Methodist…

Starting over at age 44 in new career not for the timid

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It takes a lot of guts to go back to school when you haven’t been in a classroom in over two decades. It’s just as big of a risk to start your own business at the age of 44. Billy Wilson of Lincolnton has done both. Wilson used to work…

BPW 2007 – 2008 officers installed

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Merlin the cat finds himself a safe home

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When Merlin the cat’s owner died, an entire congregation adopted him. “Every time you went to church, the cat was just all over you,” said Sally Rudisill, a member of Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church. “It was just starved to death for affection.” Merlin was willed to the church by…

Lincoln County a possible site for new equestrian team

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As a teenager in Michigan, Sara Starnes lived for her high school’s equestrian team. She even became a coach after graduation. When she took a teaching job in North Carolina, she planned to coach in her new home. Instead, she had a rude awakening. “I moved down here and wanted…

Special gift given to father

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Graham Caskey’s children searched far and wide to give him a piece of his past for Father’s Day. “I was tickled to death,” he said of the Ladies Home Journal he received, which contained a picture of his oldest brother, Clay, being served cake by Eleanor Roosevelt at Water Reed…

Honored by the DAR

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New graduates

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Even if lacking resources, homeowners can go ‘green’

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(Editor’s note: The past two weeks, the LTN has written about Jenny Pippin’s Sherrills Ford home remodeling project) From solar panels to a thermal break, the house is turning into the model of how to build for beauty while keeping the planet in mind. There is plenty more that makes…

Around Town 6/20/2007

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BURNING PERMITS Iron Station Country Store will no longer issue permits for burning brush and vegetation. Contact the County Ranger’s office at (704) 736-8490 for other locations. Permits can also be obtained online at: www.dfr.state.nc.us. NEW BEGINNINGS SINGLES CLUB New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman holds its monthly dinner…