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Ad business invites new area residents

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Many residents new to the Denver area may experience a welcoming face at their door and a basket full of gifts. “The Welcome Basket” is a way to welcome people to the community while benefiting surrounding businesses at the same time. Welcomers Dana Dehart and Connie Whitmore, both Denver residents,…

Careful crossing — Deer accidents rise late in year

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Watch out for deer. From October to December, the number of traffic accidents caused by deer in North Carolina skyrockets. Last year in Lincoln County, there were 114 recorded animal car collisions, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Every year it seems to be going up, said Kate…

Lake Calendar

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4 PAWS ANIMAL RESCUE FUNDRAISER Pet photos with Santa will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Barkin’ Buddies Doggie Daycare on N.C. 16. For more information go to www.fourpawsnc.petfinder.com. Pictures are $7. GIRL SCOUTS…

Teacher creates handmade Christmas cheer

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Being a teacher by day and artistic entrepreneur by night takes time, effort and a lot of help. Beth Wiseman, a career and technical education teacher at Pumpkin Center Middle School, has been creating decorative pillows for 10 years. This year alone she has produced around 500 pillows. “They’re beautiful…

Units drill on school crisis

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Regional officers, EMS participate at NLHS Officers train for school shooting Local law enforcement officers took over North Lincoln High School Thursday to train for a situation they hope they never have to respond to. Officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincolnton Police Department, Mount Holly Police Department, Cramerton…

Flu shots offered next week

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The Lincoln County Health Department will offer flu vaccines to adults next week. Appointments are now being made for next week’s vaccinations, set for Dec. 2, 3 and 4. Recipients of the shots must be 65 years old and older; pregnant women; healthcare workers involved in patient care; or persons…

Every dog has her day

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Stonerhaven Gypsy Traveller stands proudly with her owners Merisa and Christina Stoner. The dog won “Best of Winners” in show one at the United Kennel Club event held in Charlotte. Merisa won first place for her Novice Junior Showmanship Class during each of the four shows. Contributed Photo…

Christmas spirit shipped to troops

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Children smeared glue, applied cotton balls and wrote personalized messages on Christmas cards going to troops overseas. “It’s for the army,” said Ian Yount, a 7-year-old who participated in the Lincoln County Library’s project. “Because they’ve done some good things for us.” The individualized cards will be sent to Lincoln…

Winter weather threatens outdoor pets

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As the weather becomes frigid, it’s often Fido who suffers. “Cold weather’s always an issue, especially for older pets,” said Ryan Orr, senior technician at All Creatures Animal Hospital in Stanley. Pets who do not have adequate housing can suffer during the winter months of cold, rain and snow. Some…

Lifelong struggle leads to loving home

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Alex Childers had spent his whole life going from one foster home to the next, never settling into a safe and secure family. When he was 10 years old he had already lived in a Russian orphanage, been adopted into a neglectful home and spent time in both group foster…