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Giving teens a Christmas

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When it comes to Christmas giving, teenagers in need are often left out. “Our teen board last year said ‘You know, all the giving trees are up to the age of 14 if they’re for children so teenagers don’t get Christmas,’” said Laura Slack, director of the United Way of…

Toy Run benefits ministry

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Bikers will withstand the cold winds for a good cause during the fourth annual Icicle Toy Run, organized by the Carolina Faith Riders Grace Chapter. The ride will begin at 1 p.m. at 6670 Hull’s Grove Baptist Church’s west site on N.C. 27 in Vale. It will end approximately an…

Youth winner

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LHS princess

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Delay in opening next NC 16 leg

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The opening of N.C. 16, from Optimist Club Road to St. James Church Road, has been delayed, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. Originally, DOT was supposed to open that section of road last month. But now, officials want to develop a turn lane and possible traffic signal at…

Lady Knights cross country team succeeds in quest to progress

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Maybe bigger is better, well at least in the terms of quantity and not quality. North Lincoln head cross country Matt Reep would perhaps argue that he got both quality through quantity with the Lady Knights cross country team. “When I first looked at the team in…

East Lincoln Betterment Assoc. picks new leaders

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East Lincoln Betterment Association, or ELBA, president Maeneen Klein has resigned due to health reasons. According to a news release, Klein stepped down Oct. 10 at the advice of her physician. She recently learned of an unexpected complication that required her to reduce her workload. Klein is no longer an…

Yamato brings Japanese steakhouse experience

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Three years ago, Chung Han Vega considered opening his restaurant, Yamato Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, in Denver. But the community had not yet experienced the growth it would eventually see, so Han Vega decided to look elsewhere. A year ago, Han Vega decided to look at Denver again. This…

Around Town 11/18/2009

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TICKETS The Leewood Acres Garden Club is selling advance tickets to the Southern Christmas Show on Nov. 22. Tickets are $8 and proceeds will benefit the garden club. For more information, call any garden member or (704) 732-0460. FOOD DRIVE The Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department is accepting donations for…

Economy pushes business move to Stanley

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Mark Woody is hoping his loyal customers will follow his business now that it has moved to Stanley. In 1991, Woody opened Under Water World, a pet store, in the Boger City area after graduating from North Gaston High School. He moved several times throughout the years, but remained in…