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‘Tile Art’ highlights ACLC membership drive

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Staff report The Arts Council of Lincoln County will begin its 2016 membership drive by offering an opportunity to be a permanent part of Lincoln County’s public art. Members can purchase a ceramic tile that will be incorporated in a public art project by local artist Laura Proctor. The project…

With a little help from our friends as we get older

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist I’ve been blessed to have good health as long as I have. As I enter my late 60’s, I find sometimes recuperating takes much longer. Having recently had two epidural spinal injections for a back problem, with instructions to do nothing but rest, no bending, no…

Rep. Hastings receives civilian award

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North Carolina Adjutant General Gregory Lusk recently presented the Civilian Meritorious Service Medal to Rep. Kelly Hastings, who represents the 100th District, which includes Cleveland County and Gaston County, in the North Carolina House of Representatives. The award is for advocating strategic, statutory changes to the selection criteria for the…

Lincoln Charter marks opening of new building

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There’s a new tub in town

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Previously I had read about walk-in tubs, but I didn’t know much about them. I met Joe Santos last week as he was walking out the door of Loving Touch Walk-In Tubs and Showers. It is located at 2428 E. Main Street in Lincolnton and is…

BALLARD: Being a bail bondsman can be risky business

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Fortunately I’ve never needed a bail bondsman, but after interviewing Mark Derr, owner/agent of Day and Night Bail Bonds, I know what one could expect. I spent an hour with Derr and walked away with information overload regarding what he does. My preconceived idea of being…

Protect your pets against heartworms

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KAREN MILLER Guest Columnist Heartworm disease can affect dogs and cats and is one of the major health problems of dogs in the United States. The disease develops after a pet becomes infected with parasites called Dirofilaria immitis that are transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Dogs can…

Carpenter reaches rank of Eagle Scout

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Understanding Medicare

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MARTY REID Guest Columnist Medicare is a valuable source of health insurance for people 65 and older and for some younger adults with permanent disabilities. Understanding Medicare enables you to make well-informed decisions to avoid getting lost in the maze of the plan’s options. Part A (hospital insurance) covers inpatient…

The adventures of Revonda Willis

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist During a recent visit with Revonda Willis and her husband she told me a story about when she was 5 years old. Her dad came home from work one day close to Christmas and told their family about one of the pulpwood haulers who worked where…