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Precautions can ensure safe fun in water

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Children are beating the heat by jumping into pools and Lake Norman this summer, but sometimes, the consequences are deadly. During the most recent year for which statistics are available, 2007, there were 3,443 fatal unintentional drownings in the United States, averaging 10 deaths per day. An additional 496 people…

DABA president departs for Apex

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Denver Area Business Association (DABA) President Brad Simmons has resigned to pursue a career opportunity in Apex. Simmons moved to Apex July 1 to be a broker with Atkinson Properties Group, a real estate company owned by his father-in-law, Bob Atkinson. “It was just an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,”…

Denver man markets lawn-care invention

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Looking for a way to improve your yard? Terry Turbyfill has an answer for you. Turbyfill, owner of Denver-based TLT Design & Fabrication, has patented the injector SSE, which stands for “safe, simple and easy.” The injector allows people to fertilize and irrigate their yard. Customers are put on a…

Around Town 7/14/2010

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BIBLE SCHOOL Redeemed Baptist Church, 1525 Riverview Road in Lincolnton, will hold a Vacation Bible School from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight and Thursday. LIGHTHOUSE VBS The Lighthouse Praise and Worship Center, 1816 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton, will hold a Vacation Bible School from 1-5 p.m. today through Friday.…

Canine surgery succeeds, help still needed with cost

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Mimi, a Brussels Griffon/Terrier mix, has successfully undergone surgery to repair her injured leg, but she still needs your help. The Times-News first reported on Mimi earlier this year after she was found abandoned at a pet store. The Humane Society of Lincoln County decided to take her into its…

Charity ride to aid burned children

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The East Lincoln Fire Department along with motorcycle enthusiasts from across the county will raise money this weekend for charity. The 2010 Firefighter’s Burned Children Charity Ride will be held Saturday at the East Lincoln Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Road in southeastern Lincoln County. This is the second…

Rotary Club officers

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Burke, Dellinger Engagement

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Kristen Suzette Burke and Wesley Samuel Dellinger announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Kristen is the daughter of Michael and Tina Burke of Maiden. She is a 2006 graduate of Carolina School of Broadcasting and is employed by Edge Entertainment of Charlotte. Wesley is the son of Kenneth “Sam” and…

Powell, Freeman Engagement

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Christa Brittani Powell and Dexter Stanley Freeman announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Brittani is the daughter of Cathy Meyer & Ron Smith of Raleigh and Robby & Alice Powell of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and the late Cheryl Freeman. She is a 2007 graduate of North Lincoln High School and…

Beam, Specht Wedding

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Holly Christina Beam, of Cherryville, and Matthew Aaron Specht, of Lincolnton, were united in marriage May 8 at half past 4 o`clock at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church in Vale. Rev. Dale Pederson officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Beam of Cherryville. She is…