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R.E.A.D.Y. Services helps kin of deceased

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After losing a loved one, Denver resident Ginger Zaremski started a business dedicated to removing and donating items owned by a person who has deceased or moved away. R.E.A.D.Y Services, is a contracting and consulting company who helps with the “overwhelming” task of itemizing a person’s possessions for recycling or…

Elvis impersonator in show to benefit Crime Stoppers

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A renowned Elvis impersonator will soon make headlines in the Carolinas. Ryan Pelton, along with Grammy award-winning gospel group The Imperials, is scheduled to perform at the “Elvis” Holiday Tribute Show 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. “This is going to be a…

Mini-Academy uses creative curriculum

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Denver’s Mini-Academy Daycare Center has been open for nine years, but its owners have been in the childcare business for 25 years. Mini-Academy owners Vicki and Thamir Al-Hussaini also own a daycare in Mount Holly. Their daughter, Anisa Hodges, is an administrator at the Denver location. Beginning with 6-month-old infants,…

Coast to Coast to play for Alive After Five

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Coast to Coast will play at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Insurance Agency/Nationwide Insurance Alive After Five concert series in downtown Lincolnton. The performance by the Lincolnton-based band will be presented by Bank of America. The “beach, boogie and blues band” has a set list that includes “Mustang Sally,”…

‘Frazzled Female’ seminar set

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Cindi Wood knows what it’s like to be a “frazzled female.” And on Sept. 6, other women who may feel the same way will get a chance to learn from Wood how to handle the stress of everyday life. Wood will present her Frazzled Female Breakaway Seminar from 9 a.m.…

All he has to do is sing naturally

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For 19-year-old Adam Rose of Maiden, being a musician just comes naturally. “My whole family does music, literally everyone,” he said. According to Rose, the members of his father’s side of the family are known to be musically inclined. He says his dad is a keyboard player and his grandmother,…

‘The Producers’ ready to take the stage

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West Lincoln JROTC cadets go to sea on U.S. Navy ship

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West Lincoln High School’s Naval JROTC program took 15 cadets to sea this summer. Along with spending five days “under way,” or 50 to 100 miles offshore, they also earned certification in sailing small crafts. Those certifications, senior Ryan Helton said, are lifelong and can be used on bases “as…

Principal will have many hats

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Christy Hutchinson, the new principal at Lincoln Charter School’s east campus, always knew she wanted to work in education. She cites that realization as occurring around second grade, but she says her mother tells people Hutchinson knew her future career path before that. “I was telling my brothers what to…

Back-to-school tips recommended

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Summer is coming to an end and students are heading back to school. Safety is a subject that should be on every student’s mind, Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty said. According to local authorities and the American Red Cross, there are several ways for students to protect themselves from dangerous…