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Around Town 6/30/2006

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SUNDAY LUNCH Crouse United Methodist Church, N.C. 150 West, will be holding its First Sunday lunch from noon – 2 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall, dine in or carry out. The menu will include country-style steak, mashed potatoes, slaw, green beans and rolls catered by Homeplace Restaurant. Due to…

Commitment to faith, customers helps Milhollands in a Marathon

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A recent move across Lincolnton and the addition of a tenth full-time agent has put Marathon Realty and Auction ahead in the “race.” That race, run by Lincoln County natives Wanda and Mike Milholland, is based on a cornerstone of the couple’s faith. Mike Milholland said he decided he wanted…

Crouse residents unhappy with new construction

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CROUSE – People are usually happy when new roads are put near where they live and work. That’s not the case for one recent project, a four-lane bypass in Crouse. Construction woes have left some residents with bad tastes in their mouths. Claudine Elmore lives on Pleasant Grove Church Road…

Despite his handicap, second-grader hunts, fishes and grows giant cabbage

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Eli Hager, a second-grade student at Iron Station Elementary School, is a pretty active kid. He loves the outdoors, farming, hunting and spending hours exploring nature. He also loves gymnastics, bicycling and other sports. He keeps his parents, Bonny and Eric Hager, busy. This may sound like any 7-year-old, but…

50th anniversary

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Johnnie and Rozelle Abernathy of Maiden celebrated their 50th anniversary June 23. The couple was married in 1956 in York, S.C. Johnnie is retired from Roadway Express in Conover after 31 years. Rozelle is a homemaker. They are members of Cornerstone Church in Maiden. Their children are Belinda Arruya, Lydia…

Debutante party

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Around Town 6/28/2006

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RETIREMENT PARTY A retirement party for Evalina Herndon, who has worked at First Federal Savings Bank for 40 years, will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday at the bank’s main office, 320 E. Main St. It will be a drop-in reception. The public is invited. DONUT SALE…

Nutritionally deficient seniors not always easy to recognize

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Malnourished senior citizens don’t all appear frail, isolated and tired. In fact, most appear normal, active and in charge of their lives. Despite such an appearance, the Mayo Clinic has reported that 85 percent of adults in long term care facilities and half of all seniors cared for at home…

Biking for burned children

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Solid waste stickers to be distributed during July

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The Solid Waste Division of the Lincoln County Department of Public Works will be implementing a sticker system for citizens using the county’s convenience sites. The County will distribute Solid Waste Stickers to Lincoln County residents during the month of July. Two stickers will be mailed to the owner of…