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Photographer returns to his passion with new studio

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John Vain is getting back into a passion he discovered 20 years ago with the opening of his new Lincolnton photography studio. Vain, and his wife, Linda, both retired, opened J&L Photography in May. Vain is the photographer, while his wife handles the administrative duties of the business. In 1990,…

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Warlick, Cook Engagement

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Scott and Angie Warlick of Vale announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jennifer Brooke Warlick to Curtis Gavin Cook. Jennifer is a 2007 graduate of West Lincoln High School. She is a student at Gaston College and is currently employed by Bi-Lo in Lincolnton. Curtis is the…

Kelley, Link Engagement

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Ashlie Denise Kelley and Justin Derril Link announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Ashlie is the daughter of Ms. Cindy Kelley of Lincolnton. She is a 2003 graduate of Lincolnton High School and a 2008 graduate of Lee University. Justin is the son of Rick and Teresa Link of Lincolnton.…

Church Activities

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REVIVAL New Providence Full Gospel Church, 949 George Brown Road, Crouse, will hold a revival 7 p.m. tonight. The Rev. Pearson of St. John Baptist Church in Baltimore, Md., will be the guest speaker. YOUTH REVIVAL Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 7447 Old Plank Road, Stanley, will hold a youth…

Around Town 7/30/2010

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DOWNTOWN ALIVE Cherryville’s Downtown Alive will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. tonight in the downtown mini park. 30 Aut Sixx will perform during Friday’s event. YARD SALE Reepsville Baptist Church, 1513 Alf Hoover Road, Vale, will hold a yard sale and breakfast from 7 a.m. until Noon, Saturday. For more…

Hannah’s makes move to Main Street

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Hannah’s Bar-B-Q South general manager Tonya Brockwell said customers loved the food, but needed more space. The restaurant was located in a small building on Country Club Road, now occupied by Moooosse’s Pizza. Seating was limited so customers normally got take-out. “We heard so many times, ‘I wish you had…

Red Tag Outlet store offers discounted household items

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Red Tag Outlet, which offers items at discounted prices, has opened in Denver. Ernie Elkins and his wife, Heather Croft, opened the store in May. They owned Your New Furniture, also in Denver, for nine years prior to opening Red Tag. Red Tag carries a variety of furniture, home dйcor,…

Boger City’s new TailWaggers shop to aid Humane Society

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A new shop to benefit The Humane Society of Lincoln County and its animals has opened in Boger City. The shop accepts donations of all kinds, including clothing, tools, antiques, artwork, appliances, furniture, automobiles, boats, electronics and household items. Large donations can be dropped off at the shop’s warehouse location…

Dillon, Garmon Engagement

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Andrea Elaine Dillon and David Shepherd Garmon announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Andrea is the daughter of John and Amy Blanton of Lincolnton, N.C. and Mark and Aleda Dillon of Smithdale, Mississippi. She is a 2004 graduate of West Lincoln High School, 2007 graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College, with…