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Starting over at age 44 in new career not for the timid

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It takes a lot of guts to go back to school when you haven’t been in a classroom in over two decades. It’s just as big of a risk to start your own business at the age of 44. Billy Wilson of Lincolnton has done both. Wilson used to work…

BPW 2007 – 2008 officers installed

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Merlin the cat finds himself a safe home

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When Merlin the cat’s owner died, an entire congregation adopted him. “Every time you went to church, the cat was just all over you,” said Sally Rudisill, a member of Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church. “It was just starved to death for affection.” Merlin was willed to the church by…

Lincoln County a possible site for new equestrian team

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As a teenager in Michigan, Sara Starnes lived for her high school’s equestrian team. She even became a coach after graduation. When she took a teaching job in North Carolina, she planned to coach in her new home. Instead, she had a rude awakening. “I moved down here and wanted…

Special gift given to father

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Graham Caskey’s children searched far and wide to give him a piece of his past for Father’s Day. “I was tickled to death,” he said of the Ladies Home Journal he received, which contained a picture of his oldest brother, Clay, being served cake by Eleanor Roosevelt at Water Reed…

Honored by the DAR

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New graduates

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Canning workshop teaches proper way to preserve and seal fruits and veggies

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Done right, canning can provide delicious and nutritious food for the family. Done wrong, it could cause serious medical problems. “I want to be sure everyone is doing it safely,” said Melinda Houser with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. To ensure safety, Houser has presented a series of canning workshops,…

Even if lacking resources, homeowners can go ‘green’

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(Editor’s note: The past two weeks, the LTN has written about Jenny Pippin’s Sherrills Ford home remodeling project) From solar panels to a thermal break, the house is turning into the model of how to build for beauty while keeping the planet in mind. There is plenty more that makes…

Around Town 6/20/2007

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BURNING PERMITS Iron Station Country Store will no longer issue permits for burning brush and vegetation. Contact the County Ranger’s office at (704) 736-8490 for other locations. Permits can also be obtained online at: www.dfr.state.nc.us. NEW BEGINNINGS SINGLES CLUB New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman holds its monthly dinner…