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Minter speaks at annual Y breakfast

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Retired pro-football player Mike Minter doesn’t believe in coincidences. The former Panthers safety spoke at the YMCA Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast this morning, and he believes that God meant him to meet every person he met there. Minter speaks at similar functions frequently and said he usually receives about 50 business…

Commissioners to seek grant for new park

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Lincoln County Commissioners gave a rough reception Monday to plans for a new $2 million park along Lake Norman. Commissioners approved steps to seek a $500,000 state grant with an application deadline of Jan. 31. However, they balked at seeking the majority of funding, $1.6 million in state loans, to…

Around Town 11/19/2007

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THANKSGIVING EVE A simple meal and informal service will be at 6:30 Wednesday in the fellowship hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cherryville. For more information, or to make a reservation for the meal, call the church at (704) 435-9264. Dress is casual.…

In tragic time, she turned to yoga

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Some people use tragedy as an excuse to self-destruct. But when Kelly Carver, an Iron Station yoga teacher, was faced with tragedy, she found a reason for self improvement. “I actually got into yoga when my mother passed in 2000,” Carver said. “It left a big giant hole when she…

50th anniversary

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Raymond and Marie Monte of Crouse celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 9 in Las Vegas. The couple met on a blind date in August of 1957 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was married three months later. He is retired from a foreign car parts business, and she is retired from…

Radio stars visit school for reading

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Battleground Elementary’s “Leaders are Readers” program featured Ace and T.J. of Kiss 95.1 Thursday. Battleground has promoted the “Leaders are Readers” program in conjunction with National Children’s Book Week for about 10 years. Tina Rash’s self-contained class of exceptional children, Nicole Dobbins’ third-grade class and Kendra McGinnis’ first-grade class heard…

Donation drive

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Bennett-Hall tries to erase staffing service stereotype

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When people hear the term “staffing service,” they may think of a business that sets unskilled workers up with temporary jobs. There’s a company in Lincolnton that’s trying to change that perception. Bennett-Hall Company was founded in Charlotte 25 years ago. Ten years ago, the company opened up a light…

Vale business wins big at Christmas show

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Last year, Larry’s Dried and Silk Flowers won first place in everything at the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte. This year, the Vale business took home first place in tree display, door display and second place in the wreath and mantel competitions, and that’s just fine with co-owner Kathy Somers.…

Council holds gala

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has changed the way it celebrates Christmas. Instead of its regular Christmas Tour of Homes, the council is organizing an event called Celebration of the Arts. The gala will take place at the Lincoln Cultural Center Dec. 7. “We’re hoping for public support because…