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Around Town 4/4/2007

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REUNION Former employees of the Carlton NSCT Yarn Mill in Cherryville will hold their 19th reunion April 12 at 5:30 p.m. at DJ’s Restaurant in Cherryville. For more information call (704) 435-2295 or (704) 435-6182. DAV FUNDRAISER Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 53 will be giving out “Forget-me-nots” (poppies) for…

Heavenly Paws makes for pampered pets

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The owners of Heavenly Paws know dogs aren’t too different from their human owners. “A lot of my dogs love to be pampered,” said Kelly Gernert, co-owner of the boarding house and grooming salon. “They like to have people talking to them. They like to feel like they’re special.” Heavenly…

YMCA

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Golf tournament a success

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Mother Nature provided a perfect day and East Lincoln Relay for Life provided the opportunity for more than 100 people to turn out to a charity golf tournament at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club at Lake Norman last Monday. Even before the official start of the tournament, many people took to…

Easter production

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Carolina Hardware a one-stop shop for many

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For over 30 years, Carolina Hardware has been a staple for Lincoln County gardeners. The store has been a part of Sheila Reep’s life since her mother Dot Dellinger built the place in 1975. Reep says the store started out small and was only half the size it is today.…

10th annual adult spelling bee winners

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Branch supervisor known for her book recommendations

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Selina Keever always knew she wanted to spend her life working with books. “I think reading is a relaxing escape,” said the West Lincoln Library branch supervisor. “You get to travel to places you never get to go to. It’s just a time you get to put everything aside and…

Grand Openings

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Vale’s Honey Shopping Center on N.C. 10 saw two back-to-back grand openings on Wednesday: The Drug Store and Carolina Trust Bank. Brad Rivers, the 2006 Chamber of Commerce chairman (holding the ceremonial scissors) filled in for Jack Funk. The ribbon cutting for The Drug Store (pictured above) was performed by…

Industries honored for safety

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More than 50 people from across Lincoln County converged on the senior center on the Gaston College campus to be honored for safety on the job. It was the annual safety awards banquet. Lincolnton-based Actavis received a gold award for three consecutive years of safety and a plaque for achieving…