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Non-profit uses horsing around for therapeutic health

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At-risk youth can shut out teachers, parents and principals, but there’s one thing that’s impossible to ignore. “You get them in an arena with a horse and there’s no way they do not engage,” said Vicki Robinson, an equine-assisted therapist. “They have met their match.” Shepherd Inc., a non-profit that…

Mind reading magic

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Going out with a bang

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Little support thus far getting Jesus DVD into homes by Christmas

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If all goes right, every household in Lincoln County will receive a Christmas gift this December. Bob Wise, pastor of Creek Side Community Church in Gaston County, hopes it will be a gift that changes lives. The gift Wise hopes to present is the DVD of the movie, “Jesus.” “As…

Groundbreaking

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Around Town 7/8/2005

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BLOODMOBILES The American Red Cross will have bloodmobiles at Saith Baptist Church on Old Plank Road from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Monday and Gainsville Baptist Church on N.C. 182 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. CAR SHOW FUND-RAISER The Tach Twisters Club will hold a car show at Macedonia Baptist…

Home Health nurse treasures job

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West Lincoln resident Ann Hoover enjoys her career at the Home Health Agency in Lincolnton. It allows her to lend her time and skills to help people. “My job is really challenging,” Hoover, 57, said. “It has its rewards, which is seeing the progress of the patient.” Hoover, a registered…

50th anniversary

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G. H. Schronce Jr. and Sue Gilbert Schronce of Iron Station celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home on June 10. The couple was married at Iron Station United Methodist Church in 1955. They have two children, Dennis Schronce and Michael Schronce, both of Lincolnton. They have two grandchildren,…

Riverkeeper to head international board

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Donna Lisenby, riverkeeper of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has been elected to the leadership of the Waterkeeper Alliance Board of Directors, an international environmental advocacy organization. Riverkeepers, coastkeepers, soundkeepers and baykeepers from Maine to Florida elected Lisenby to the board at its annual conference in June in East Stroudsburg, PA.…

Hearing on no-wake buoys slated

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The Lake Norman Marine Commission will hold a public hearing on its “No- Wake Buoy” regulations on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. Some of the suggested changes include removing unauthorized buoys from the lake, which has become a huge problem, said Bob Elliott, executive director with the commission. “All…