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Around Town 11/30/2007

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HOLIDAY COOKING A discussion and demonstration of holiday cooking will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the multipurpose room at Gaston College, Lincoln Campus at 511 S. Aspen St. The discussion will focus on ways to enjoy holiday desserts without gaining weight. Examples and information on low…

Cat Square mayor nominees announced

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Being honorary mayor of the Cat Square Christmas Parade comes with one major responsibility – riding on a float. After waving to the crowd and throwing candy, the mayor’s duties are completed. Candidates for the 2007 mayors were nominated Nov. 24. Voting will take place Saturday at the Cat Square…

New York native goes from Jimmy Choos to goat chow

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Growing up in New York City, Sarah Paris never imagined her life would revolve around goats. “I was your typical city girl. I loved everything about New York – the restaurants, the bars, the shopping,” she said. “I could never picture my life being anything other than it was.” Paris…

Grant will enable character training

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Because of a grant guidance counselor Lisa Earl wrote, Union Elementary students soon will be able to study character education through technology. The grant amount awarded, $422.37, was presented to Earl on Nov. 16 for the purchase of a software program called Project LCD, which stands for “Launching Character Development.”…

Man charged in theft of 115 vehicle batteries

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A Maiden man was arrested and charged with taking 115 used vehicle batteries from a Lincolnton business. Nathan Miles Self, 27, is accused of taking 45 used vehicle batteries Nov. 19 from a business owned by James Funderburke. Self returned to the same location Nov. 21 and took 70 more…

Man charged in statutory rape

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A Warsaw man has been arrested in the rape of a 15-year-old girl. Joshua Whitney Turner, 23, is charged with felony statutory rape. He was arrested Nov. 25. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Turner sexually assaulted the victim at a residence near Crouse on Nov. 24. Following his…

Blue Chip winner reaps reward from risk

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Marta Carlson is a fighter and a winner. She fought for her struggling business and won an award for overcoming adversity to find success. Carlson, owner of Paradise Gardens Garden Center and Landscape in Denver, was named the winner of the 2007 Greater Lake Norman Blue Chip Community Business Award,…

Holistic medicine taking root as more D.O.’s move in

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Next time you visit a medical office, take a look at the letters after the doctor’s name. You may be surprised to see D.O. instead of M.D. Dr. Katay Bouttamy of North State Medical Group in Denver is a doctor of osteopathy rather than a medical doctor. It’s a distinction…

The right sport, the right fit

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Donovan Thompson is a busy man. The Denver resident works as medical director of the emergency department at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln and is married with two young sons. Yet Thompson also finds time to win international weightlifting competitions. “I started lifting weights in the Army right after high school,” Thompson…

Youths bond in service

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The youth group at Daniels Lutheran Church works hard to help the community and to bond with one another. The Daniels Senior League is composed of church members in grades six through 12. (Another group, the junior league, exists for elementary students.) The two purposes of the senior league are…