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Sheriff offers advice for holiday shoppers

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office offers consumer tips on being safe during the holiday season. More criminal activity occurs because crowds are larger and stores have extended hours, Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty said. SHOPPING SAFETY n A person should never shop alone. A single shopper is the best target…

Minter speaks at annual Y breakfast

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Retired pro-football player Mike Minter doesn’t believe in coincidences. The former Panthers safety spoke at the YMCA Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast this morning, and he believes that God meant him to meet every person he met there. Minter speaks at similar functions frequently and said he usually receives about 50 business…

Around Town 11/19/2007

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THANKSGIVING EVE A simple meal and informal service will be at 6:30 Wednesday in the fellowship hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cherryville. For more information, or to make a reservation for the meal, call the church at (704) 435-9264. Dress is casual.…

In tragic time, she turned to yoga

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Some people use tragedy as an excuse to self-destruct. But when Kelly Carver, an Iron Station yoga teacher, was faced with tragedy, she found a reason for self improvement. “I actually got into yoga when my mother passed in 2000,” Carver said. “It left a big giant hole when she…

50th anniversary

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Raymond and Marie Monte of Crouse celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 9 in Las Vegas. The couple met on a blind date in August of 1957 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was married three months later. He is retired from a foreign car parts business, and she is retired from…

Radio stars visit school for reading

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Battleground Elementary’s “Leaders are Readers” program featured Ace and T.J. of Kiss 95.1 Thursday. Battleground has promoted the “Leaders are Readers” program in conjunction with National Children’s Book Week for about 10 years. Tina Rash’s self-contained class of exceptional children, Nicole Dobbins’ third-grade class and Kendra McGinnis’ first-grade class heard…

Donation drive

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Bennett-Hall tries to erase staffing service stereotype

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When people hear the term “staffing service,” they may think of a business that sets unskilled workers up with temporary jobs. There’s a company in Lincolnton that’s trying to change that perception. Bennett-Hall Company was founded in Charlotte 25 years ago. Ten years ago, the company opened up a light…

School clubs help Christian Ministries

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A trio of North Lincoln Middle School clubs has been working since September on a canned food, toy and clothing drive for Lincoln Christian Ministry. The student council officers and representatives from each “home base” (homeroom) promoted the canned food drive to their classmates. Students from Communities In Schools and…

Around Town 11/16/2007

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HANGING OF GREENS First Baptist Church in High Shoals will prepare its sanctuary for the birthday of Jesus at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17. The choir will present music as the sanctuary is filled with greenery and symbols of Christmas. There will be a candle-lighting service. Refreshments will follow the…