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Around Town 3/14/2011

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BLOOD DRIVE Denver Baptist Church is hosting a community blood drive 2:30 – 7 p.m. Monday. For more information, call (704) 483-1124 or (704) 483-3030. LIONS MEETING The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Susan King, director of Camp Dogwood, is the guest speaker. Camp…

Fowler, Wise Wedding

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Charlee Kay Fowler and David Wessen Wise were married on October 9, 2010. Rev. Ted Bost, Jr. officiated at the 4:30 p.m. service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lincolnton. Charlee is the daughter of Tonda K. Fowler and Timothy L. Carter of Lincolnton. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and…

Instructor brings Zumba business to Lincolnton

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Kari Wilson has always loved dancing, but recently discovered Zumba, a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends fitness with international music. She became a certified Zumba Fitness instructor and an American Council on Exercise certified group fitness instructor in September. She received her undergraduate degree in health services management from East…

SAGA move into its own facility

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Martial arts brought Scott White, and his future wife, Janelle, together when they were just kids. Now, the couple is sharing that passion with the community through their business SAGA Combat Systems in Lincolnton. The couple recently moved their business out of The Rock Fitness to a separate location. “We…

Artist creates ‘Senior Chicks’

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Marge Crunkleton (above) stands in her new candy and ice cream store, The Yummy Shop, and shows off one of her Senior Chicks, which are one-of-a-kind dolls. Her creation Bunie (below) is a first-time bride. “She waited for Mr. Right to come along,” Crunkleton said. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo…

Students’ faces make up mural

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The faces of Union Elementary School’s staff and fifth-grade students smile out from the school’s newest mural. “I like the walls being so colorful and seeing everybody’s face up there and seeing how each drew their face in a unique way,” said Peyton Stamey, a fifth-grade student. Each staff member…

5 hospitalized after car hits tree

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Authorities said five people were transported to the hospital after a car hit a tree on Southfork Road Tuesday night. According to Captain Thomas Raper of South Fork Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched at 11:52 p.m. to Southfork Road, just off Laboratory Road near the old Laboratory cotton mill. Fire…

Cherryville Fire Dept. receives grants

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One local fire department was recently awarded two separate grants to be used for updating department technology and furthering fire safety. Factory Mutual Global, a worldwide commercial property insurer, awarded Cherryville Fire Department a $2,400 grant to aid firefighters in “pre-fire planning” according to a department release. The grant was…

JobConnector helps employers, employees

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Searching for a job or a qualified candidate through the North Carolina Employment Security Commission (ESC) has now become easier. ESC launched JobConnector, an online job matching system for employers and potential employees, in January. The program is available at all ESC offices in the state. Judi Morton, manager of…

Cultural Center to host singing competition

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For two days, the Lincoln Cultural Center will fill with competitive young voices at the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition. “It’s a live performance — anything can happen,” said Robert Williams, who founded the competition nine years ago with his wife, Carolyn Heafner. A total of 15 vocalists will perform at 1:30…