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Daughters organize race in fathers’ memory

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For Natalie Wiseman and Whitney Beaver, a strong friendship blossomed out of the saddest time in their lives. “When her dad passed away, I went out to her house that night, and we just became friends,” said Natalie of Whitney. Natalie’s father had passed away in January 2007, Whitney’s in…

Lincoln man charged in Cherryville break-in

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A Lincolnton man was arrested Christmas Eve after he allegedly stole more than $4,000 metal from a Cherryville business. Terry Allen Varner, 35, of 1660 N.C. 182, is accused of breaking into JBC Enterprise and taking material estimated at $4,300, said Lt. Mike Allred of the Cherryville Police Department. The…

Around Town 1/1/2010

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OBSERVATORY The Lucile Miller Observatory, located at the Maiden Middle School campus, will be open for public observing beginning 7 p.m. this evening. Weather permitting, the group will observe the Moon, Jupiter and the first glimpse of Mars. Visitors are encouraged to bring their telescopes. For more information, contact Jeff…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST BENEFIT Bethel Baptist Church will have a breakfast benefit from 7-11 a.m. Saturday. Everyone is welcome to attend. FIRST SUNDAY LUNCH Crouse United Methodist Church, located at N.C. 150 West, will have a luncheon from Noon until 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The meal is available for dine-in or carry-out. Proceeds…

Southpaw Technology moves to new site

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Madyson Millard thinks her husband, Scott, is a genius when it comes to repairing computers. “You see people walk out of here so happy,” she said. “They came in here unhappy, so miserable and so frustrated that they just want to throw their computers out the window.” “They come in…

Richard brings grooming skills to Prestigious Petz

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If you ask Brad Richard what he enjoys most about his new job, the answer is easy for him. “I get to play with dogs all day,” he said. “How could you not have fun playing with dogs all day?” Richard recently opened Prestigious Petz, a grooming salon and cageless…

Wrapping up the mystery of the cheerful ‘monthly customer’

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It turns out a good way to get in contact with someone is to write a column about them. My “monthly customer” had been coming to my desk to drop of a brief for the National Association of Retired Federal Employees for years. He always cheered me up. He was…

Schools may reimburse teachers with National Board Certification

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Lincoln County Schools officials are looking into reimbursing teachers who have received National Board Certification. In previous years, teachers who achieved this honor were given a $1,150 reimbursement. Because of budget constraints, that money was cut this year. Tommy Houser, a member of the Lincoln County Board of Education, would…

Donors support Christian Ministry

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County served 590 families with food and 953 children with toys this Christmas season. The organization also includes a soup kitchen, a meal-delivery service, a nursing home ministry and financial assistance during emergencies. Donations this year included: n Freedom Church – $1,500 n Joseph M. Rhyne…

Cherryville suspect charged in purse theft

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A Gaston County man is in jail after he allegedly duped a 78-year-old woman into opening her car door to steal her purse. Cherryville Police say Jerry Wayne Phillips, 38, of 233 Hastings Road in Bessemer City, is accused of taking the woman’s pocketbook from her grasp last week in…