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From kung-fu to styling

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John Tanner isn’t your typical hair stylist. He does hair, but he also does kung-fu. “It kind of goes against everything I ever did,” John, who owns Nu-Image Salon with his wife, Denise, said of being a stylist. The couple has owned the salon, located at 1573 N. Aspen St.…

‘The Nutcracker’ to be performed at Citizens Cen-ter this December

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Lincoln County may soon have a new Christmas tradition – a children’s performance of “The Nutcracker.” “It’s a Christmas classic. Even people who don’t dance or have any interest in ballet will take their children to ‘The Nutcracker,’” said Kelly Barker, one of the organizers. Lincoln County dance studios Starstruck,…

New Senior Services director named

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Marti Hovis is enjoying her new job as director of Lincoln County Senior Services. “I just felt like it was the next step,” said Hovis, who worked as program and services coordinator for five and a half years. “I’m excited. It’s kind of scary too because there’s more responsibility.” Hovis’…

Alcohol suspected in Reepsville collision

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Alcohol is thought to be a factor in Wednesday’s head-on collision on Reepsville Road, authorities said. Trooper J.M. Futrell with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Reginald Hunsucker, 40, Vale, had been drinking prior to the 6 p.m. accident. “Hunsucker was impaired,” Futrell said. “He was traveling west on…

Church Briefs

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DINNER THEATER Salem United Methodist Church, 378 N. Pilot Knob Road, Denver, will present the Christmas dinner theater production “Doc’s Holiday” 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday in the Christian Life Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. For tickets,…

Around Town 11/7/2008

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SYMPHONY MEETING The Lincoln Chapter of the North Carolina Symphony will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Chapter President Joe Lampron asks that all officers and board members be present. CHORAL CONCERT The Celebrate America 2008 Lincoln County Home School Educators Choral Concert will be…

Friends go into the business of blinds

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Chris Hughes and David Bryant first became friends working at Ethan Allen. Then, they became business partners. Hughes and Bryant started New Vision Window Fashions a few months ago. And they still work together at Ethan Allen. “We’re just really getting started,” Bryant said of the pair’s business, which they…

One-woman show features wide variety

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Landscapes, still lifes and portraits of those both living and dead have filled the galleries at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. “The Many Faces of Art,” a one-woman show, will run through Dec. 31. An opening reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the…

Coming Up

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n Dinner and the theater! Satisfy both your cultural and real appetite at 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Come out for “Doc’s Holiday,” a dinner theater hosted by Salem United Methodist Church, 378 N. Pilot Knob Road in Denver. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids 12 years…

Consignment and specialty shop offers quality items

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Selling everything from custom jewelry to wedding dresses, Fran’s Consignment and Specialty Shop offers high-end products at a fraction of the cost. After her father became ill, Fran Pope said she needed a job that would allow her to work more flexible hours. In 1999, the consignment store opened for…