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Crouse July 4 parade growing

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No one knows how many people will be in Crouse’s Fourth of July parade or what they’ll be riding. What is guaranteed, however, is a good time. “It really is a fun event because there is no organization,” said Debbie Heafner, who helped found the parade 15 years ago. “It’s…

Singer finding success

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A Lincolnton native may become the Carolina Music Awards Female Country Music Artist of the Year. Tammie Davis, who now lives in Winston-Salem, is one of six finalists competing for the honor. She also has an album coming out and a single ready to hit the radio. She will be…

Pet Heaven offers final home for beloved animals

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For many pet owners, their animals are part of the family. “There’s so many people who have pets in their homes,” said Mark Mauney, owner of Pet Heaven Cemetery and Crematory Inc. in Cherryville. “They dress them in clothes. They take them to have their teeth cleaned. They’re like children.”…

Postman celebrates a million miles

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When Rural Carrier Lester Eaker Jr. started at the Iron Station Post Office 30 years ago, he was “carrying” on a family tradition. Lester Sr. was a rural carrier at the time, working in the Lincolnton Post Office. The father recently witnessed his son achieve a milestone that few carriers…

Students save tabs, help children

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100 years

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Around Town 7/1/2009

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HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to benefit the Hesed House of Hope will be sold until Aug. 15 at Carolina Trust Bank, First Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank. Tickets are $1 and the winning ticket will receive half of the proceeds from ticket sales. The drawing will be held…

50th anniversary

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John Burke Carpenter and Iris Lucile Carpenter of Bessemer City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Gaston Day School Henry Center. The part was hosted by Hal and Prue Carpenter, brother and sister to the couple; Marcella Cox, niece, and her husband, Matt; Frederick Carpenter, brother and son John…

Community gets up close look at Fire Department

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Caleb Davis did not want to take his fire helmet off. The energetic 3-year-old received the hat as a gift at Denver Fire Department’s open house Saturday. Caleb, and his sister, Alethia, 2, also got coloring books and stickers to remind them of the importance of preventing fires. Parents Ruthann…

Mustangs baseball camp sees solid numbers, coach says

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DENVER — The fourth annual East Lincoln Mustangs Baseball Camp continued to be a hit once again. East Lincoln head varsity baseball coach and 2009 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference Coach of the Year Chris Matile said the camp’s numbers stayed about the same from last year. “I think we had…