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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…

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…

Student talks about Japan experiences

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A West Lincoln High School graduate, who has spent the past four months studying in Japan, spent Thursday and Friday speaking to West Lincoln Middle School seventh-grade students about her experiences. Alexis Baker spoke about Japanese fashion, boy bands, kabuki theater, sushi, fashion and technology. “No flying cars, sadly, but…

‘Angelic Thunder’ brings fight between angels, demons to life

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William Westbrook had noticed that angels and demons had become popular subjects in television, movies and books. He also noticed that the stories about these angels and demons were rarely based on scripture, and this realization led him to pick up his pen for the first time in more than…