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Local band’s shaggin’ song released

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Some people probably dream of bringing a piece of Myrtle Beach home to Lincoln County. But there’s a group of guys who’ve taken a bit of Lincoln County to Myrtle Beach. The Ocean Blvd. Band, whose members hail from both Lincoln and Cleveland counties, recently released an original song entitled…

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…

New York native goes from Jimmy Choos to goat chow

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Growing up in New York City, Sarah Paris never imagined her life would revolve around goats. “I was your typical city girl. I loved everything about New York – the restaurants, the bars, the shopping,” she said. “I could never picture my life being anything other than it was.” Paris…

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,…

Holistic medicine taking root as more D.O.’s move in

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Next time you visit a medical office, take a look at the letters after the doctor’s name. You may be surprised to see D.O. instead of M.D. Dr. Katay Bouttamy of North State Medical Group in Denver is a doctor of osteopathy rather than a medical doctor. It’s a distinction…

LEDA official will put county’s best face forward

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Despite promises of a bigger paycheck in Charlotte, Huntersville’s outgoing mayor Kim Phillips said marketing Lincoln County better fits her lifestyle and is a bit like returning to her roots. Officials with Lincoln Economic Development Association announced Nov. 15 Phillips was handpicked for a newly created position of business development…

Queens celebrate Christmas

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Noelle Jenkins (left), Teen Miss Denver, and Madison Spake, Tiny Miss Lincoln County, waved gloved hands and gave smiles during the Lincolnton Christmas Parade. Ron McCann / LTN Photo…