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TV meteorologist talks of Hurricane Katrina and aftermath at Rotary meeting

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“It was one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever done,” said Brad Panovich. Continuing, he said it was also “a horrific yet amazing experience.” Panovich, the weekend meteorologist for Charlotte station WCNC-TV, was speaking of his first-hand experience with Hurricane Katrina. The Powerpoint presentation he made at Monday’s Rotary Club…

Lake Norman Marine Commission tackles boat slip issue

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CORNELIUS – Members of the Lake Norman Marine Commission (LNMC) faced a packed house Monday night on the question of whether to approve a variance request for Stutts Marina, which is located at the end of Brawley School Road in Mooresville. “In this request, the proposal is to rebuild the…

Denver real estate hot; buyers many, sellers few

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Real estate agents in the Denver area are finding they are dealing with more people looking for a new home than people who are looking to sell their home. Bob Hecht, owner of a Century 21 franchise says home buyers are outpacing sellers. “For property that looks good and is…

Customer loyalty no empty slogan

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People who are Ricky Jones’ age are in the process of graduating from college, finding that first job and starting a family. For Jones, a 21-year old 2003 graduate from Bandys High School in Catawba, he’s focused on maximizing sales and profits at his Denver produce shop. Jones, along with…

Evacuee returns to Louisiana to retrieve personal belongings

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Almost one month to the day Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, newly-relocated Denver resident Lynn Burnett was amazed by the devastation around her. Her first real look at Katrina’s wrath came as she drove into the town she’s called home for the past 41 years. She got into the city…

Around Town 10/12/2005

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BENEFIT A hot dog/barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Reeps Grove Methodist Church in Vale. The sale will benefit Ronnie Sain, who has cancer, and his family. For information call (704) 276-1443. REUNION The 38th annual A.L. Heavner family reunion will be held Sunday…

Stopping hunger globally, locally

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Luncheon honoring seniors pays tribute to their rights

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After 13 years, the move to a larger facility was not only a necessity, it was inevitable. Thus was the 14th annual National Residents’ Rights celebrated in a roomier new location, the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “Traditionally, we held this at the senior center, but we outgrew the space,”…

Around Town 10/10/2005

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Ryan’s Steak House for its annual business meeting. MEETING The Sons of the Confederate Veterans – General Robert F Hoke/General William J Hoke, Camp 1616 will…

You go, Girl Scouts!

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