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Massage students pursue future in expanding field

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Most massage clients blissfully having their stress rubbed away don’t realize the work that goes into their relaxation. “You are not just standing, rubbing in cream,” said Ann Hibbard, department chair of the Lincoln Campus’ therapeutic massage program. Instead, massage therapists must learn proper body mechanics and science to keep…

Hail to the Chief

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(Top photo) President George W. Bush went into the crowd at Gaston college where he shook hands with some of the many people in attendance. In a more quiet, moment he spoke privately with one man (bottom). Then the President was on his way to the next engagement as the…

Youth attend work camp

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Eminent photographer now embarking in new direction

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Ron Atchley has finally found his niche and he is not hanging up his camera…at least not yet. Atchley, who has been in Lincolnton 20 years at Ron Atchley Photography, will now open his studio by appointment only. He will focus on bridal photos, weddings, families and children portraits and…

Around Town 7/15/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Harvest Presbyterian Church (PCA) will hold Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. This year’s theme will be “Faith Adventure: God’s Treasure Revealed,” and children ages 3 through fifth grade are welcome. The church is located at 707 Lithia Inn Road. To register, call…

Cherryville native makes NYC debut

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The experience of taking care of his elderly mother in Crouse led one New York City actor to pick up his pen and start writing a play. The result was “A Sense of Loss,” Cherryville native Robert Anthony’s first play. The experience encouraged him to write more plays – most…

Fishing since ’49

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Taylor’s Fishing Lake in west Lincoln has provided a place to fish since 1949, and the people keep coming. “I’ve been the owner for 14 years,” said Robert Fredell. “I enjoy meeting all the fisherman. It gives them a place to fish.” Although the lake is no longer operated by…

Car crashes in art filled yard

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One year and five days after a wreck in her front yard caused Rachel Watkins to create protest art, a second car careened off N.C. 18 and crashed. The wreck, which happened during a thunderstorm at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, killed two of Watkin’s crepe myrtle trees, but no one…

Last words in war

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The total number of American deaths during the Civil War trumps that of all other wars combined — from the Revolutionary War to the War in Iraq. “It’s probably the most tragic chapter, the most dramatic chapter, in American history,” said Daniel Barefoot, author of “Let Us Die Like Brave…

Hidden treasures found at Ol’tiques in Lincolnton

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This is the second story in a series on Lincolnton antique shops.) Members of the Ol’tiques, a cooperative antiques shop in Lincolnton, feel they had no choice when it came to expanding their hobby. “It kind of gets in your blood,” said Leslie Costner, a co-op member. Fellow member Denise…