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Denver man backs shoe effort for Nigeria

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Chris Easterling spent 10 days in Lagos, Nigeria, where he passed out 800 shoes to needy children. “The average person in Nigeria makes $1,000 U.S. dollars a year,” the Denver resident said. “If you give them a pair of shoes, and they have two children, that is a huge gift.”…

Fish Camp says rumors of closure are exaggerated

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Garrett Goodson wants folks to know that despite all the road construction, his restaurant, Jones Fish Camp, isn’t going anywhere. “Everywhere I go, people think we are closed or closing,” he said. “I have been told other people have questioned the people that work here about it.” Construction of the…

Around Town 9/8/2010

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RETIRED PERSONNEL The Lincoln County Retired School Personnel division of the NCAE will meet 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Ryan’s Restaurant in Lincolnton. A program about available services at the Lincoln County Senior Center will begin at Noon. For more information, call Libby Mize at (704) 735-6433. CMC PROGRAM Carolina Medical…

Glamorous downtown dance studio adds retail component

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Glamorous Productions owners and sisters Caroline Houser and Stephanie Hullette have added a new component to their business. They have opened Glamorous Designs, a retail store, in the same space that houses the dance studio in downtown Lincolnton. Glamorous Designs carries clothing for women and children, purses, jewelry and lunchboxes.…

Bail bondsman emphasizes courtesy

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Mark Derr, a bail bondsmen, works an industry where it is easy to judge people. But he makes sure to do just the opposite. “When a person, especially a loved one comes in to get someone out of jail, I try to treat them as I want to be treated,…

Fowler, Wise Engagement

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Charlee Kay Fowler and David Wessen Wise announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Charlee is the daughter of Mrs. Tonda K. Fowler and Mr. Timothy L. Carter of Lincolnton. She is a 2005 graduate of West Lincoln High School and a graduate of Gaston College with an Associate in Applied…

Rudisill, Hovis Wedding

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Sarah Frances Rudisill and Jeffrey Dean Hovis, both of Lincolnton, were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. on August 7, 2010 at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Michael Gehring officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rudisill, Sr. and the groom is…

Presenting a proclamation

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Lincoln farmers markets still open

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Both the Lincolnton and Denver Farmers Markets are still open. They will continue to operate through Saturday, Nov. 20. The Lincolnton Market is on West Water Street and opens from 7 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. The Denver Market is located at Rock Springs Elementary School…

Stanley, Sain Wedding

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April Lewis Stanley and Timothy Chad Sain exchanged marriage vows July 18, 2010 at the Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Rev. Harold Mitchel officiated the 3 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sandra Bridgers of Fairmont, N.C. And the groom is…