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Dairy farm no longer milking it

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A.D. Shrum and his first cousin Gerald Williams have both spent all of their 65 years living on a dairy farm. Soon, however, the two owners of S.S.W. Farm plan to sell their milk cows and retire from the business. For most of their lives, the men have had to…

Social worker for the blind helps her clients adjust to life after becoming visually impaired

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Lincoln County’s social worker for the blind knows losing your vision can be a traumatizing thing, but she also knows it doesn’t mean the end of independence. “Part of what I do when I go into homes is try to let these people know that there are totally blind people…

Native a world-traveling architect

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When he was a fourth-grade student living in Lincolnton, Randy Croxton’s teacher told him something that would change his life. Mrs. Brown pointed out he was good at science and math as well as art. “Most people are good at one or the other. It’s very unusual to be good…

Parents, children reading together

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“Family Storyteller,” a pilot program at G.E. Massey Elementary School, is coming to a close, but organizers hope to see more of its kind in the future. The program, which was put together by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, focused on helping 16 parents and their children read together. “Reading…

82nd birthday

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Around Town 2/7/2007

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SATURDAY BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church, Startown Road will have a breakfast buffet on 7 – 10 a.m. Saturday. Buffet includes juice, fruit, eggs, grits, cold cereal, pancakes, toast, biscuits, gravy and sausage. Minimum donation of $6 benefits parsonage fund. YARD SALE Boger City United Methodist Church will hold its…

Cold weather means more clients for Christian Ministry

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When the weather outside is frightful, poverty-stricken people who can’t afford heating have a lot to worry about. During December and January, Christian Ministry of Lincoln County spent more than $4,000 on energy-related expenses for clients, and February may be its busiest month yet. “We have had an increase in…

Home school students get practical lessons in fire safety

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Denver Fire Department batallian chief Darby Price (left) demonstrates equipment during a homeschool tour. Will Rhoney, 6, (right) wears Price’s helmet. The tour emphasized safety and the importance of having a fire escape plan. Stop, drop and roll. It’s not a new dance or the prescription for boredom: it’s the…

Annual event comes to lake

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There’s going to be a lot of Lake Norman casting going on March 10 and it’s all for a good cause. That Saturday will mark the 21st anniversary of the Jim Ledbetter memorial team bass tournament. Bass anglers from throughout the Carolinas and surrounding states will gather for this popular…

DFD plans public session

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In planning and preparing for future growth in Denver, the Denver Fire Department is holding the second of two sessions on its upcoming 2007-08 budget Monday night. According to DFD chief Jay Flynn, people within the district are welcomed to come by the station with suggestions and ideas prior to…