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Branch supervisor known for her book recommendations

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Selina Keever always knew she wanted to spend her life working with books. “I think reading is a relaxing escape,” said the West Lincoln Library branch supervisor. “You get to travel to places you never get to go to. It’s just a time you get to put everything aside and…

Grand Openings

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Vale’s Honey Shopping Center on N.C. 10 saw two back-to-back grand openings on Wednesday: The Drug Store and Carolina Trust Bank. Brad Rivers, the 2006 Chamber of Commerce chairman (holding the ceremonial scissors) filled in for Jack Funk. The ribbon cutting for The Drug Store (pictured above) was performed by…

Industries honored for safety

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More than 50 people from across Lincoln County converged on the senior center on the Gaston College campus to be honored for safety on the job. It was the annual safety awards banquet. Lincolnton-based Actavis received a gold award for three consecutive years of safety and a plaque for achieving…

No hesitation answering the call from God

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Few of us will get the chance in our lifetimes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Everyone in the Crane family has done it. The *Smiths, missionaries David and Renee and their children, Thomas, Mary and Zeb, lived in Kenya for 11 years. Their journey began in Cherryville. The couple married one…

LHS High-Q team ready for face-off

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Lincolnton High School’s High-Q team will be making its second trip in two weeks to Mars Hill College, but they don’t mind at all. The group will be competing in the finals of the Knowledge Bowl Saturday, after placing third during preliminaries March 24. This weekend, the top eight teams…

DFD blood drive stresses need for gift

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Anyone in good health, at least 17 years of age and at least 110 pounds has an automatic gift they can share with others: donating blood, which is the gift of life. It’s a gift that saves on average 4.5 million Americans each year through blood transfusions. Unfortunately, the upcoming…

Denver group dedicate to everything `mommie`

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Sounds of children laughing and playing can be heard from the top floor of Sweet Things Dessert Bar & Coffee Shop each Friday morning. It’s not a preschool meeting; it’s a group of mommies and children that both help the children interact and give mothers a badly-needed break. It’s the…

Lincolnton woman’s car accident injuries “significant” in accident

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Support is something Sue Knittel is grateful for; support in business by customers and employees and support in life from friends and family. Since opening her Sweet Things Coffee Shop and Dessert Bar in Denver earlier this year, Knittel has enjoyed a level of success rarely seen by new business.…

Around Town 3/28/2007

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ROAD CLOSING N.C. 16, between Hagers Ferry Road and Unity Church Road will have construction work being done Thursday from 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. The road will not be closed, but traffic will be shifted into a different pattern. The northbound lane will be more affected. $1 RELAY YARD…

Chance to go to prom and support the troops

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The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 240 is giving a second chance to people who missed the prom their first time around. “They wanted us to think outside of the box, so the women at Unit 240 decided ‘Let’s have a second-chance prom,’” said Daisy Luther, president of the ladies…