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Christian ventriloquist brings show to Denver

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Steve Brogan is no dummy, but you might say some of his co-workers are. The comic ventriloquist is bringing his family-friendly show to Salem United Methodist Church on Friday. “My show will include all comedy with several different ventriloquial figures,” he said. “Most people call them dummies, but they prefer…

Veterans of ‘Extreme Makeover’ open for business in Denver

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A couple who worked with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has brought their new business to Denver. Lisa and Dale Pendry, owners of Fabric and Drapery Designs, opened the store earlier this month. They also own a store in Greenville, N.C., which has been open for nine years. Last spring, the…

Around Town 1/27/2010

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AUTISM SOCIETY The Autism Society of North Carolina, Lincoln County Chapter, will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Lincolnton, located at 201 Robin Road. Amy E. Sturkey will speak on relationship development interventions for children with Autism. For more information or if child…

Generation Bean opens for business in Boger City

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Generation Bean’s name seems to fit its customer base pretty well. Young people order coffee, pull out their laptops and surf the Internet. Mothers bring in their children for a chocolate chip cookie or slice of cake. A group of local, older men come in every morning, grab some breakfast…

Warning: second-hand shopping can become incredibly addictive

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Hello. My name is Sarah, and I’m a thrift-store-aholic. Most people like to buy things new. They like to go into stores, easily find what they want and then purchase the items. They want to be the very first owners of these new things. I, on the other hand, cannot…

Around Town 1/25/2010

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BOOK DISCUSSION The Jonas and West Lincoln Library book clubs will host author Joyce Hosteller for a joint discussion of her book, Blue, 6 p.m. this evening at the West Lincoln Branch Library in Vale. Everyone is welcome to attend. RELAY SPONSORS The Relay for Life will have a corporate…

Five generations

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80th birthday

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Frick, Belvin Engagement

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Elizabeth Ann Frick and Joshua Carr Belvin announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Elizabeth is the daughter of Bud and Ann Stressman and Duane Frick of Fremont, Mich. She is a recent graduate of Western Carolina University with a Spanish degree and is a nursing assistant. She plans to translate…

Champion, Hullette Engagement

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Caroline Elizabeth Champion and Jerry Casey Hullette announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Caroline is the daughter of Tonia Reese Helton of Hilderbran and Robert Alan Champion of Salisbury. She is a 2007 graduate of East Burke High School. Casey is the son of Jerry Dean and Susan Hensley Hullette…