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Yamato brings Japanese steakhouse experience

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Three years ago, Chung Han Vega considered opening his restaurant, Yamato Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, in Denver. But the community had not yet experienced the growth it would eventually see, so Han Vega decided to look elsewhere. A year ago, Han Vega decided to look at Denver again. This…

Around Town 11/18/2009

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TICKETS The Leewood Acres Garden Club is selling advance tickets to the Southern Christmas Show on Nov. 22. Tickets are $8 and proceeds will benefit the garden club. For more information, call any garden member or (704) 732-0460. FOOD DRIVE The Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department is accepting donations for…

Economy pushes business move to Stanley

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Mark Woody is hoping his loyal customers will follow his business now that it has moved to Stanley. In 1991, Woody opened Under Water World, a pet store, in the Boger City area after graduating from North Gaston High School. He moved several times throughout the years, but remained in…

Youth winner

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LHS princess

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Around Town 11/16/2009

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TICKETS The Leewood Acres Garden Club is selling advance tickets to the Southern Christmas Show on Nov. 22. Tickets are $8 and proceeds will benefit the garden club. For more information, call any garden member or (704) 732-0460. SHOE BOX GIFTS The Samaritans Purse will be collecting shoe box gifts…

Turner, Strange Engagement

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Kay Boyles of Lincolnton and Rodney Turner and Margaret- Ann Turner of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, S. Jannett Turner of Lincolnton, to Christopher Lee Strange of Lincolnton. The bride elect is a 2002 graduate of West Lincoln High School and plans to graduate from the School of…

LHS ‘Not Yet 60’ celebration

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Tobacco thieves at large

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Authorities are on the lookout for four people accused of taking a large amount of tobacco products from the Maiden Highway One Stop. On Oct. 31 three women and a man entered the convenience store and took 80 cans of Skoal and Copenhagen tobacco products and a case of Goody…

School in need of track

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When Pumpkin Center Elementary School split into Pumpkin Center Primary and Pumpkin Center Intermediate, the latter lost its walking track. Members of Pumpkin Center Intermediate’s Parent Teacher Organization are now attempting to raise more than $10,000 to get a track of their own. “We are now third, fourth and fifth…