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Be sure to buy safe toys for Christmas

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  This Christmas when you are shopping for toys, make sure you are getting a safe product. In 2010, an estimated 181,500 children were treated to an emergency room for a toy related injury. When shopping, consider your child’s age. It’s worth it to read the instructions to make sure…

Community News

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  Dr. Herbert S. Wilmer, of Family Dentistry in Denver, recently held a free dental clinic for the eastern end of the county. Twenty people came out to the event and received preventative and emergency services including cleanings, fillings and extractions. This is the fourth year Dr. Wilmer has teamed…

Club News

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  The Delta Sigma Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met Nov. 14 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Faith Building.  The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is an organization of both active and retired women educators. Members were treated to light refreshments upon arrival.  The meeting began with…

Olde Towne Carolers

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Holiday foods and presents can be dangerous to pets

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Karen Miller, DVM Guest Columnist Overindulgence is unhealthy for us humans, but can even be deadly for our pets. Fatty and bony table scraps can lead to severe gastrointestinal upset, pancreatitis, gastrointestinal blockage and even death. Make sure that trash is properly secured and put out of the reach of…

Stoudemire and Terracing Scholarship applications available

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KEVIN STARR Guest Columnist Applications are now available for the George A. Stoudemire Memorial Scholarship. Stoudemire was a former Lincoln County Agricultural Extension Chairman and a highly regarded member of the community for almost 30 years. Although I never had the chance to meet him, I have had the opportunity…

Service News — 11-22-13

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Air Force Airman Chelsea A. Braswell recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who…

Junior scientists enjoy 4-H fair

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Lincolnton Sunrise Rotary Club

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Gaston College to host social media seminar for businesses

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County businesses will have the opportunity to refine their social media skills next month. Starting Dec. 3, local businesses are invited to work with Matt Rudisill, Owner and Lead Trainer of The Leadership Academy on improving their online presence. The four-part series of seminars is…