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Working to find a cure for juvenile diabetes

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The Beam family knows of no other children with juvenile diabetes in the area, but they’re certain 11-year-old Jaycie isn’t alone. “We’ve promised her we’ll do whatever it takes to support her and help her,” said Chesanie Beam, mother of Jaycie. More than 20 friends and family members will be…

Around Town 3/17/2010

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BARBECUE Denver Wesleyan Church, located at 2381 N.C. 16 N., will have a barbecue benefit from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. The meal will be available for dine-in or carry-out. For more information, call (704) 483-0469. AARP MEETING The Lincoln County AARP Chapter 2682 will meet at Noon, Thursday…

Sunday matinee of ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ a real gas

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The show must go on… unless there’s a gas leak. That’s what I learned this Sunday. You drop a line? The show must go on. A giant chunk of the star’s hair was just burnt off with a curling iron? The show must go on. The lead actress breaks her…

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Safari Miles to host Casino Night to fight cancer

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Cancer has affected many people that Mike and Penny Fotinos know — from family to friends to co-workers. The couple’s experience with cancer has prompted them to host Casino Night at their Denver restaurant, Safari Miles, Saturday night. The evening will start at 5 p.m. with a wine tasting ($10…

St. Patrick’s Day at St. James Elementary

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ABOVE: St. James Elementary School students in Emily McHardy’s first-grade class spend Tuesday afternoon making leprechaun traps to catch the wee Irish fairies in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Cameron Lamp (left) and Justin Luckman use a straw to prop open their box. BELOW: Paulie Monengay (left) and Aliyah Frias…

Martial arts teacher joins forces with gymnastics academy

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Lake Norman Gymnastics Academy is partnering with Martial Arts Training Institute (MATI) to teach people of all ages how to defend themselves in an unexpected and dangerous situation. Master Scott Hartsell will be teaching the style of Shorinji Kempo Karate at Lake Norman Gymnastics. He is also the chief instructor…

New church hopes to meet spiritual needs in Denver

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Pastor Mike Teeter, and his wife, Melissa, hope their new church will touch the lives of people needing a little spiritual guidance. “I do believe there are a lot of people who are unchurched or non-churched,” he said. “A lot of people are hurt and searching in life. They didn’t…

Gettys receives economic development scholarship

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Lincoln Economic Development Association Assistant Director (LEDA) Crystal Gettys was awarded the Jack Ervin EDI Scholarship to attend the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. “It is an honor and privilege to receive this scholarship,” Gettys said. “This will certainly support my efforts in obtaining my professional goals.” The North…

Around Town 3/15/2010

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EASTER PAGEANT Today is the last day to register for the Miss Easter on Parade Pageant. The pageant will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cherryville Community Building, located at 108 S. Jacob St. Girls newborn to age 19 are eligible to enter. Proceeds will benefit the Miss Gastonia…