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Care Fair includes blood drive, diabetes screening

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Cason Chiropractic Center is hosting its first “Cason Care Fair” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cason Chiropractic’s patients will be setting up booths in the parking lot. Vendors include Cindi’s Sacred Garden, Dog & Suds Mobile Grooming, Cornerstone Church and JuicePlus. “It is a way to give back to…

Bus driver honored for calm handling of crash with deer

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The bus driver who remained calm when a deer hit her bus windshield Oct. 6 was honored at the Lincoln County Board of Education’s November meeting. Eric Eaker, transportation director of Lincoln County Schools, praised his employee, Pam Coker, a bus driver for both East Lincoln High School and East…

Around Town 11/15/2010

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NAACP MEETING The Lincoln County branch of the NAACP will meet 6 p.m. tonight at the Oak Lawn School. Members must present their membership card or be on the membership roster to be eligible to vote. For more information, call James Friday at (704) 813-4404. REVIVAL Bethel Baptist Church, 200…

Students trained to become professionals

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Queens volunteer

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Cornwell, Gridley Wedding

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Kasey Nicole Cornwell and Andrew James Gridley were married on October 16, 2010 at 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kinston, N.C. The bride is the daughter of Debra Cornwell and the late Chris Cornwell of Lincolnton. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Gridley…

Mother, daughters open salon downtown

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Brenda Reinhardt and her two daughters, April Hamrick and Carla Patterson are a close-knit family. Now, the three are spending even more time together at Stylin’ on Main, a salon Reinhardt opened Oct. 12 in downtown Lincolnton. “I had been looking for something for myself now that I am older…

Wilco Hess opens new store in Denver

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Wilco Hess has opened a new gas station and convenience store in Denver. The 46-year-old company is a leading operator of travel plazas and convenience stores in the southeastern United States. It has more than 360 stores and 50 restaurants in seven states. The Denver location offers 10 regular gasoline…

Facebook and Forest City are now friends

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Forest City just got a friend request it couldn’t refuse. The popular Internet social networking company Facebook announced plans Thursday to build a 30,000-square-foot data and call center in the Rutherford County community. “It’s official: Facebook likes Rutherford County,” wrote the Daily Courier of Forest City. The news could also…

Smokey the cat named cutest pet

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Smokey, a 13-year-old cat who enjoys fresh laundry and meowing at birds, has won the Lincoln Times-News Cutest Pet Contest. “He’s my baby,” said Susan Sain of Lincolnton. “I really don’t consider him a pet. I consider him a child.” Smokey competed against 35 other contestants for the prize and…