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There`s no business like shoe business — and that may soon be a thing of the past

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During his 42 years as a shoe repairman, Howard Duncan Jr. has watched his profession’s popularity dwindle. “It’s going out fast now,” Duncan, 75, said. “The shops, they’re few and far between.” When Duncan first began, being a cobbler was a common enough trade. “I just got started, and I…

Around Town 1/3/2007

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GOSPEL SINGING The Songsters will have a gospel singing starting 7 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church, Horseshoe Lake Road, Lincolnton. For more information call (704) 735-1390. DEBT WORKSHOPS The NC Cooperative Extension is offering a free workshops to answer these questions and help anyone striving to reduce the debt…

Lincolnton native oldest state auctioneer

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Lincolnton-native Josie Graves is the state’s oldest licensed auctioneer. “My license number is 89, and I’m 89 years old,” she said. She began her career in her 50s and is still active in the profession. As a professor at Lenoir Community College, the Kinston resident has taught thousands of aspiring…

60th Anniversary

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Bob and Margaret Jetton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 14. Bob has two brothers, Bill and Jim, and a sister, Jeanette. Margaret has two sisters, Evelyn Seagle and Shirley Smith, and brothers, Willard, Harold, Truett, Jerry and Don.…

92nd Birthday

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‘Loss of words’ never a problem for Guy McIntosh

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In these chaotic and uncertain times, it is not uncommon to hear citizens voicing their dissatisfaction with government, politics and often this country in general. What is less common, however, is seeing a person actually trying to do his or her part to change those things that warrant criticism. Guy…

2006: a very good year for Denver

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From the advent of three major development projects and the election of two new county commissioners to two major campground meetings and the overwhelming success of Denver Days, 2006 proved to be a pivotal year for the eastern end of Lincoln County. Highlights of 2006 included major moves regarding growth,…

It`s hands-on for the Bishops at Mighty Dollar

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It was one of the first store of it’s kind in Denver – if not the very first – a place where everything cost a dollar. When Mighty Dollar first opened on N.C. 16 in Denver on May 15, 2004, the response was clear to franchisees David and Sally Bishop:…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S FEAST Wayne’s Feast will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, at Capt’n Pete’s restaurant on N.C. 150 in Denver. Donnie Davis with Caremor Pharmacy will present the program. Cost is $6. For more information, call Celia or Paul Deese at (704) 483-5778. KIDZ KLUB Hills Chapel…

50th Anniversary

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Donald Lee Beal and Katherine Dellinger Beal celebrated their 50th anniversary Dec 22. They were married in 1956. The couple has two children, Greg Beal and wife Stepha-nie, and Rex Beal and wife Stephanie Fowler. They have two grandsons, Gaige and Kole, and another on the way. The couple celebrated…