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Around Town 4/25/2008

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BLOOD DRIVE A blood drive sponsored by Emmanuel Lutheran Church will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the church fellowship hall. For more information or to schedule a time, call Sue at (704) 735-3302. CAR SHOW The Sherrills Ford Lions Club will sponsor a car show…

Shoreline – Medical center to open doors on Thursday

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June Smith-Hartness didn’t realize how quickly her dreams would come true after breaking open a fortune cookie. “My fortune said that I would soon be a business owner,” said Smith-Hartness, physician assistant and owner of Hartness Medical Center. “I laughed and then thought that the idea really was possible.” The…

Catching a bus catches on

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Barbara Shenberger’s sport utility vehicle went in the shop for a week, forcing the Wachovia technology supervisor to board a bus for the first time last year. She quickly found out she didn’t miss sitting in the driver’s seat. Each weekday commute is now a ritual of numbers: The 88x…

Students taught about fruits, veggies

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Healthy living is now part of the third-grade curriculum at G.E. Massey Elementary School. Melinda Houser, an agent with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension, has been teaching three classes about the importance of exercise and the value of eating fruits and vegetables. “The goal is to teach them nutrition,” said…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Should east Lincoln County residents vote for or against the $44.6 million school bond on May 6? Juanita Broome, Westport: “With them raising our property values, I don’t think they should raise them any more. I think it’s going to depend a lot on how they vote on our future…

Farmers Market celebrates new shelter

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market’s new Lincolnton shelter made its grand debut Saturday morning. “I love it,” said Wanda Avery, one of the market’s sellers. “We have a home. We have somewhere that we’re going to be for good.” In past years, the market has been located in the parking…

School has party to unearth ’88 time capsule

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Johnnie Bynum is one of those teachers whose influence remains 20 years later – in person. “I called my students that were [at Catawba Springs] in ’88,” she said. The reason she called is that Bynum and her sixth-graders at Catawba Springs Elementary made a time capsule and buried it…

Picking the perfect mug

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Baptist Church starts classes just for women

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Five years ago, Susan Hearld and other women at Westport Baptist Church in Denver found a way to help women who had been through the same experiences they had: They started a women’s class. “As women, we had all gone through difficult relationships,” Hearld explained. “It’s just a very hard…

Manufacturer looks at locating in Lincoln

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A Long Island-based manufacturer of promotional products is eyeing Lincoln County in a move that could add as many as 500 jobs to the local economy. Lanco Corp. Vice President Irwin Landow said Lincoln County is one of four potential destinations for the company, including South Carolina and Florida. However,…