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Around Town 4/28/2006

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SINGING The Mclendons will be singing at High Shoals Church of God at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. WATER WORKSHIP The EELE Workshop: “Wild, Wonderful Water” will be held at South Mountains State Park from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. This workshop is for educators and people who want to learn…

Lincolnton business takes on the giant big-box stores

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In today’s modern times, the big-box stores – Office Max, Target, Lowe’s Home Improvement and others – seem to have a lock on attracting business across the country, offering large shops crammed with a multitude of goods at purported bargain-basement prices. The inevitable strangle-hold on customer base and profits causes…

The next American Idol?

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For Crouse resident Bucky Reynolds, life is a song — literally. The West Lincoln High School sophomore plans to spend his summer vacation honing his vocal skills. He hopes this will prepare him for the next season of American Idol. “Just the exposure, how many people actually see you, is…

4-H fashion and talent

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Husband, daughter are my two heroes

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What possible reason could an out-of-shape, post-middle-aged woman with an artificial knee and weak lungs have for even thinking that she should be walking in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life? For this woman, two very important reasons to make the walk. If my husband, Ken, and my daughter,…

Fair teaches students job market insights

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The talk was about skin care, resumes, dress and stress management at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College Wednesday, as the school held a fair entitled “Professional Imaging-Creating an Excellent You.” The fair, which consisted of booths from area businesses, was held to help students prepare for future job interviews…

Answers on traffic not forthcoming by McHenry

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Denver Area Business Association (DABA) member Bo Moore was on his way from Cornelius to hear 10th District Rep. Patrick McHenry speak last Thursday afternoon at the Verdict Ridge Country Club. For awhile, it was touch and go whether he would arrive on time. That’s because Moore got caught in…

Trail ride set for Saturday

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Blake-Cliff Stables opened in 1995 on 425 acres of scenic land in Maiden. The private business focused on buying and selling Paso Fino horses, an expensive Venezuelan breed known for its level gait. “They’re the smoothest horses in the world,” said owner George McKee. Since its inception, the stables have…

Expressions Dance Studio competition team wins big

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The Expressions Dance Company from Denver attended Kids Artistic Revue Regional Competition under the direction of owners/directors Joanna Innocenti, Mandy Robinson, and Tracy Frazier in High Point, on March 17 – 19. The dancers brought home numerous first and top first placements, the highest honor in each division, as well…

Denver businesswoman named SBA champion

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Denver businesswoman Sherrй DeMao, owner and president of SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR, has been named the Small Business Administration (SBA) 2006 North Carolina Women in Business Champion of the Year. According to a press release from the SBA, the award recognizes DeMao for her active support for legislative or regulatory action…