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Around Town 11/2/2005

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BENEFIT St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church is holding a benefit from 7 a.m. – until on Saturday. For more information, call the church office at (704) 735-5575 or Lori Ann Fortkort at (704) 748-9448. The benefit is to raise money for the youth mission trip in 2006. BARBECUE SUPPER A barbecue…

Car-less and over 60? Try this transportation

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For many Lincoln County residents older than 60, driving is not an option. Without a car or license, few alternatives are available — especially in such a small county with limited mass transportation. Those unable to drive usually end up depending on the kindness of family members for trips to…

Reading is `fun`-damental

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Emergency preparedness topic of networking lunch

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Business people from across Lincoln County came out to network Thursday at the East Lincoln Community Center for Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s fourth and final business networking luncheon of the year. “We rotate where we hold the four luncheons between Lincolnton and Denver,” said Chamber President Ken Kindley. He…

Seminar teaches east Lincoln business owners how to compete against Wal-Mart, other `big box` stores

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Mike Collins of Raleigh started doing seminars 20 years ago on low-cost ways small business owners could market their product or service. “It was called dynamic marketing on a fire cracker budget,” he said. Six years ago, Collins received a telephone call that would change his seminar forever. “It was…

Around Town 10/31/2005

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ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will offer a low income energy assistance program. Applications will be taken at the DSS on Nov. 7 – 18 each day except for Nov. 11, which is a holiday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. FALL FESTIVAL Cornerstone Church, Maiden, will have…

Farm Couple

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Go Team!

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BPW Luncheon

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Teresa Jarrett, Frye Regional Medical Center cancer center coordinator, was guest speaker at a luncheon conducted by Lincolnton chapter of the Business and Professionals Women’s organization held. 2005 Apple Queen Caroline Farris pulled numbers for door prizes and handed them to Dee Deprey (right) who read the numbers. Shirley Smith…

Thinking pink may save your life

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The Gaston Colleges Student Government Association wants to remind the community to “think pink” this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, the association sponsored a breast cancer awareness event that included information booths and two guest speakers. Annette Beam, a breast cancer survivor and…