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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…

Lake Calendar

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MEETING The Friends of the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library’s monthly meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, May 8. A presentation will be made by Kevin Starr, Lincoln County extension service director. GUEST SPEAKER Ashley Smith, who was held hostage by Atlanta courthouse shooter Brian Nichols, tells her story 6 p.m.…

Champions again

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Around Town 4/24/2006

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BOARD MEETING Lincoln Charter School’s monthly School Board meeting will be 7 p.m. today at the Denver campus. YARD SALE The Annual Howard’s Creek Community Yard Sale, normally held the first Saturday in May, has been moved forward to April 29 due to the primary election May 2. The yard…

Tortilla chip maker expanding, letting chips fall where they may

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During a tour Tuesday of the R.W. Garcia plant in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, members of Leadership Lincoln learned the tortilla chip manufacturer is expanding. According to plant manager Greg Huffstetler, a second manufacturing line should operational by October. “We currently have 35 employees,” said Huffstetler. “We hope to…

Raising money with golf

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Want to tee up and support a good cause? This spring offers two opportunities to mix charity with pleasure. First up is a golf tournament organized jointly by the Relay for Life teams at Pisgah United Methodist Church and Salem Baptist Church. “We’re just trying to raise as much money…

Lessons taught in `Parenting Matters` class

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It’s easy enough to become a parent, but learning the proper way to care for a child can be challenging. “We don’t come into the world knowing how to be a parent. No one does,” said Melinda Houser with the Cooperative Extension, who teaches the class “Parenting Matters.” The eight-week…

Sons of Confederate Veterans Scholarship winner

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Around Town 4/21/2006

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POKER RUN CANCELED Due to possible inclement weather, the Red Cross Poker Run set for Saturday will be rescheduled at a later date yet to be announced. GOSPEL SINGING There will be gospel singing by Tri-City from Alabama at 11 a.m. Sunday at Spirit Life Praise and Worship Center (formerly…

Lincolnton resident named home health award winner

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DALLAS – Two Gaston College nursing faculty are recipients of the Home Health Endowment for Nursing Faculty Enrichment Award through the Gaston College Foundation. Recently Janet Arthurs, RNC, MSN nursing instructor, and Sharon Starr, RN, MSN Coordinator of Evening Nursing Programs, received a $500 award each. The Home Health Endowment…