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Around Town 4/8/2005

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ANNUAL GIGANTIC YARD SALE Messiah United Methodist Church on N.C. 27 will hold a yard sale on Saturday, April 16 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Vendors are welcome for $5 a space. Call 704-276-2423 or 704-736-1988. Breakfast biscuits and baked goods will be available. MEETING Sons of the Confederate Veterans…

Business In Brief

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The Lincoln Cultural Center and the Lincoln Arts Council will host a Business After Hours at the Cultural Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m on April 14. During the event they will feature The Presidential Exhibit: Hail to the Chief. in the Cochrane/Carolina Mills Gallery and will offer new perspectives…

Nursing specialty shop opens

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One stop shopping for nurses is now available in Lincolnton. Scrubbin’ Up Nursing Uniforms and Accessories has been open since December, offering everything from uniforms to shoes and stethoscopes. “I tried hard to think of something that Lincolnton does not have,” said owner Heather Lineberger. “My best friend is in…

Disc jockey back on air

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Since leaving his job as a WLON radio disc jockey due to health problems, Tim Biggerstaff has received an onslaught of concerned calls and get well cards. “The listeners have been calling,” said Biggerstaff. Some fans have sent him a get well card for each of the 13 weeks he’s…

Shear devotion

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There’s one thing that’s kept James Leatherman in the barbershop business for 57 years, and that’s the conversation. “I like to talk to people. I learn something new everyday,” he said. “We talk about different things – farming and religion and politics, all different subjects. Now the subject is on…

Stunning Singer

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Around Town 4/6/2005

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COMEDY SHOW James Gregory, “The Funniest Man in America,” will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased with cash at the door. The box office opens at 6 p.m. To pay with a credit card, go to www.ticketweb.com;…

Winning Words

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Kid inventor becomes toy specialist

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Compulsive jump roper, Michelle Painter, felt there were a few things missing from her toy of choice. For one thing, she couldn’t change its length, which was a real hassle for a growing girl. Another problem was the lack of a timer. How could she know how fast she went?…

Program puts spotlight on child abuse

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The voices of children kicked off Child Abuse Awareness month at the James W. Warren Citizens Center Tuesday night. “Seeing kids singing up there, how can you hurt someone like that?” asked Dwight Stone, a former Carolina Panther and the evening’s keynote speaker. The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse…