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Author bicycles across the country

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She has her bicycle, 34 pounds of supplies and a mission to prove herself a whole person by riding from California to Washington, D.C. and back. This all comes on the heals of a “brain explosion,” which left Megan Timothy unable to write, read or speak. “I was imprisoned in…

Precious provides needed pet therapy

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Cancer, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia had caused Maragret Ellis to sink into a deep depression. “I spent two years just sitting in a chair,” she said. “Just sitting there.” It was the Squamous Cell Carcinoma diagnosis (a form of skin cancer) that was the last straw. Ellis’ mental state deteriorated,…

First haircut, the second generation

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Newly-established church making switch to mornings

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When Denver Presbyterian Church started in October, pastor Morrie Lawing held evening services instead of the traditional morning service. As of Sunday, the church switches to a morning service to be held 9:30 a.m. Lawing said in an e-mail there were several reasons for the switch. “First, we’ve been blessed…

Gotta cheer! Gotta dance!

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(Left photo) The Cape Fear Cats All Stars, coached by Linda Crews and Janine Henderson recently won its second national championship when it competed in the Senior Prep level 2 division at the Cheerfest Open Nationals held at the Palace in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Pictured (back row from left) are…

Dancing their way into your hearts

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(Left photo, from left) Kaylin Craig and Arianna Timmerman, both of the Dancer’s Edge competition team, were chosen as semi-finalists for the America’s Junior Miss Dance title competition. Meanwhile (above photo) team members were selected to perform for the “Dream Team” in the opening number at the National Competition in…

United Way Day Saturday in Denver at Freedom Homes

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If you’re looking for a way you can contribute to the community as well as find a way to better your living situation, you can “kill two birds with one stone” from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at United Way Day, which will be held on the site of…

2006 Relay chairwoman’s enthusiasm contagious

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There’s no escaping Debra Ransom’s presence whatever space she occupies; not that you would want to, for to miss out on her vibrant energy and enthusiasm would deprive you of a person who can have a positive, significant bearing on your life, the same she has had with people she…

Annual plant sale benefits library garden, scholarship

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TERRELL – Green-thumbed members of the Lake Norman Garden Club teamed up with ShaGreen Nursery and offered many different types of plants for sale Saturday at Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell. According to garden club member Linda McBride – one of the organizers of the event – the overflowing…

Around Town 5/3/2006

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PLANT SALE The Master Gardner annual plant sale will be 8 a.m. – noon Saturday. There will be over 1,000 plants. Only cash will be accepted. It will be located at the Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas. The sale will be held rain or shine. ABERNATHY FAMILY REUNION…