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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL First United Methodist Church, Cherryville, will be having vacation bible school July 22 – 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Lift Off! Soaring to New Heights with God.” Call (704) 435-6732. PLAY Miracle Tabernacle Ministries will present Curtis Blake’s “A Man Sensitive to…

Woman dedicates own life to animals

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Michelle Ray has “only 40” wild animals living in her Lincolnton house and a piece of advice – don’t try this at home, folks. “It consumes your life – that’s for sure,” said Ray, who has been an animal rehabilitator since 1993. Possums, squirrels, box turtles and bunnies populate Ray’s…

Long-time barber loves the business

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There’s a new barber on the block, and he considers hair his calling. “This is a labor of love,” said Larry Weston, 57, who opened the Independence Barber Shop in Boger City in April. “This is not something you do for a long time if you don’t like people.” Weston…

YMCA hosts free nutrition seminar

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A summer intern has helped the Lincoln County Family YMCA focus on health as a whole. “For overall health and wellness, exercise and nutrition go hand in hand,” said Donna Sassano, senior wellness and member experience director. Laura Dotson, a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel…

90th Birthday

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Loving Locks

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Thank you for your dedication and service

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(Above photo, from left) Renee Coulter, who will be taking over for Robert Hamilton on the board of adjustment, offers congratulations to him. (Below picture) Robert Hamilton and Becky Burke share a laugh with Steve Gurley at the Lincolnton board of adjustment and planning board meeting Tuesday, which was the…

East Lincoln County park to be ready by Spring 2008

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After 10 years in the making, residents of east Lincoln finally saw visible progress for a park in their area. when Lincoln County Parks and Recreation held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday evening for the Beatty’s Ford Access Park, which is expected to be open by spring 2008. “It’s thrilling for…

Food, fun and a first for Betty’s Bistro and Bakery

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Last Thursday, members of the Denver Area Business Association (DABA) gathered at Betty’s Bistro and Bakery for some food and fun. The event, which was this month’s Business After Hours happening, was an occasion to put business on the backburner and focus on having a good time. It was the…

Working on local fishing TV show leads her to new career

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Many who sit in an office all day likely dream of being able to work from the comfort of home. For Beverly Weston, owner of Morningstar Travel in Denver, that dream is a reality. Weston is enjoying much success in her home-based business, although things did get off to a…