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A whole lot of cabbage

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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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Lincolnton`s 150th anniversary was an affair to remember Oct., 1935

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JASON HARPE Special to the LTN ———————————— “There was something in the air,” remarked Stewart Atkins of the Gastonia Gazette, “that would have told us, had we not already known it, that something special was on hand.” Reports of astonishment and sheer amazement filled the local papers on Monday, Oct.…

Around Town Briefs

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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…

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…