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Richard brings grooming skills to Prestigious Petz

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If you ask Brad Richard what he enjoys most about his new job, the answer is easy for him. “I get to play with dogs all day,” he said. “How could you not have fun playing with dogs all day?” Richard recently opened Prestigious Petz, a grooming salon and cageless…

Lincoln man charged in Cherryville break-in

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A Lincolnton man was arrested Christmas Eve after he allegedly stole more than $4,000 metal from a Cherryville business. Terry Allen Varner, 35, of 1660 N.C. 182, is accused of breaking into JBC Enterprise and taking material estimated at $4,300, said Lt. Mike Allred of the Cherryville Police Department. The…

Simmons set to lead DABA in new year

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Brad Simmons has several goals for the Denver Area Business Association (DABA) in 2010. As incoming president, effective Jan. 1, Simmons wants to make sure the organization’s Board of Directors and Ambassadors are able to directly communicate with members. Through the Web site, members will be contacted multiple times prior…

Around Town 12/30/2009

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WATCH NIGHT Gospel Way Baptist Church, located at 3904 Tryon Courthouse Road in Cherryville, will have a Watch Night Service from 8 p.m. until Midnight Thursday. A meal will be served at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the church office at (704) 445-8420 or www.gospelwayonline.org. SERVICE New Providence Full…

New owners to reopen gym as The Rock Fitness

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As 2010 approaches, people are making resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle. The Rock Fitness can help make that goal a reality. Chip Stewart owns All-American Fitness in Lincolnton and Statesville and LKN Athletic Club in Denver. Recently, he and his wife, Angie, went into a partnership with Jerry and…

Turkey in time for Christmas

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Wrapping up the mystery of the cheerful ‘monthly customer’

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It turns out a good way to get in contact with someone is to write a column about them. My “monthly customer” had been coming to my desk to drop of a brief for the National Association of Retired Federal Employees for years. He always cheered me up. He was…

Schools may reimburse teachers with National Board Certification

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Lincoln County Schools officials are looking into reimbursing teachers who have received National Board Certification. In previous years, teachers who achieved this honor were given a $1,150 reimbursement. Because of budget constraints, that money was cut this year. Tommy Houser, a member of the Lincoln County Board of Education, would…

Donors support Christian Ministry

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County served 590 families with food and 953 children with toys this Christmas season. The organization also includes a soup kitchen, a meal-delivery service, a nursing home ministry and financial assistance during emergencies. Donations this year included: n Freedom Church – $1,500 n Joseph M. Rhyne…

Cherryville suspect charged in purse theft

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A Gaston County man is in jail after he allegedly duped a 78-year-old woman into opening her car door to steal her purse. Cherryville Police say Jerry Wayne Phillips, 38, of 233 Hastings Road in Bessemer City, is accused of taking the woman’s pocketbook from her grasp last week in…