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50th anniversary

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Raymond and Marie Monte of Crouse celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 9 in Las Vegas. The couple met on a blind date in August of 1957 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was married three months later. He is retired from a foreign car parts business, and she is retired from…

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…

Potter uses clay from family farmland

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When Robert Hovis needs clay, he goes into his backyard and starts digging. Hovis’ Iron Station farm has quartz-based clay, which he uses the most; red clay, which he uses occasionally and clay in low-lying areas, which he uses “some.” After digging up the clay, Hovis adds water to it,…

Seminar covers end-of-life-issues

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Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County are teaming up to present a program for everyone who is presently alive. “The one thing we know is we’re all going to die; we just don’t know when,” said Leslie Barlowe, branch director of Hospice and…

Teens volunteer

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Six in running to be county manager

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Down from nearly two dozen applicants, county commissioners have narrowed to six their list of candidates who could be Lincoln’s next county manager. Chairman Tom Anderson said Thursday that commissioners will hold what will likely be a series of closed-door meetings with each of the six candidates in coming weeks…