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Striving to be top dog

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Chubby is 150 fluffy, furry pounds of pure energy and animal magnetism. “He loves to go to the dog shows. He’s a showman,” said his owner, Jack Kuster of Pumpkin Center. “He’s always been ‘Here I am! Look at me!” Chubby, a 4-year-old St. Bernard, has received 40 Best of…

60th anniversary

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Billy W. and Gertrude Milburn recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Fat Boy’s in Mooresville and on Christmas day at their son Randy’s home in Sherrills Ford along with their daughter, Patricia, and her husband Don and family. The couple was married on Dec. 15, 1945 in Gaffney, S.C.…

Historic store closes in Terrell

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TERRELL–Citing competition from big box retailers in the Denver area and the ease of online shopping, the owner of the Terrill Country Store has decided to close down. Phil Pouloit has operated the store for almost three years and will close the store down that’s served the area for over…

Denver business celebrates unusual milestone

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It’s the number of an infamous television quiz-show. It’s also the winning number for blackjack and the result of 7 times 3. Many people believe that 21, as an age, means freedoms to make important life decisions that couldn’t be made previously. For Sherrй DeMao, owner of SLD Marketing of…

Lake Calendar

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FISHING TOURNEY This year`s 13th Annual Lake Norman Striper Swipers Winter Invitational is scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2006. The headquarters for this one day event will be at Galway Hooker Irish Pub in Cornelius. The First place cash award will be $2500.00. Details are available by calling Tommy Messick…

Around Town 1/11/2006

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LUNCHEON McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Hwy. will hold a luncheon from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The menu includes country ham, chicken and dumplings, vegetables, salads, homemade biscuits and desserts. Take out orders are available. All donations will be accepted for the building fund. For more…

Horse community offers aid after stable fire

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The night of Dec. 31, Anna Lyman, owner of Rose Hill Farms, woke up to a popping noise. Her room was covered in a red glow. She soon realized her beloved stables, which sat in front of her home and housed 17 horses, were up in flames. She grabbed her…

One-man show tackles life of Franklin

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Ben Franklin, the man who discovered electricity, helped found America and stood up for democracy, celebrates his 300th birthday this month. In a celebration of his life, Barrie Howard, a local playwright, musician and actor has created a one-man show. “When I talk about it, people are interested,” Howard said.…

Legends in Concert

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DABA trees benefit Amy’s House

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Members of the Denver Area Business Association and Amy’s House gathered at Peoples Bank at the intersection of N.C. 16 and 73 for a very special cause. Representatives from Amy’s House, the domestic violence shelter in Lincoln County, were presented with a check for $959. “The money came from the…