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New Chamber chairman is ready for 2007 challenges

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Life for Denver businessman Jack Funk recently got a little busier. Besides running two businesses – A-2-Z Promotional Products and A-2-Z Solutions in Denver – being an active member of Lakeshore Church and president of the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club, Funk can now add another duty to his list of…

Around Town 12/27/2006

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ENVIRONMENTAL COST SHARE FUNDS The Lincolnton office of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program at 115 W. Main St. Soil and Water Office. Contact Elton Barber (704) 736-8501. This program provides cost share funds to help producers protect their soil from erosion,…

Medical procedure opens up new world for recipient

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Judy Wooten was living with her husband on a military base in Germany when she received a call at 4 a.m. “Do you want this child that I’m getting ready to give birth to?” the woman asked her. Wooten, then 40, had adopted a baby girl, Erica, a year before.…

East Lincoln Fire Department names Turner firefighter of year

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Mile Turner said it was his boyhood dream to be a fireman. As a child, he remembered traveling to the mountains, seeing the old Lucia – Riverbend Fire Department on old N.C. 16. As an adult, he and his wife, Sandra, moved to Gaston County in 1987. He put his…

Twin brothers plan no-kill shelter in Lincoln County

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Mark and Will Adkins, owners of the Waterfront Group which operates in Knoxville, Tenn., plan to open the only no-kill animal shelter in Lincoln County. The $1.6 million Adkins Pet Center reflects the twins passion for animals and philanthropy. “We’ve always been animal people,” said Will Adkins. “We grew up…

60th Anniversary

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Fifth generation

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The big raffle winners are U.S. veterans

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Firefighters prepare

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Elmores to celebrate their 60th anniversary

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Lee and Madeline Elmore will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Christmas day. They were married at Madeline’s parents’ home on Dec. 25, 1946. Lee is the son of the late Lee and Ola Elmore and Madeline’s parents were the late Frank and Elizabeth Sain. The families lived in Lincolnton. Both…