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KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will host a Kidz Klub for children age 3 to 5th grade from 6-8 p.m. this evening. Dinner will be served followed by crafts and games. Reservations are not required. GREENERY HANGING The First Baptist Church, located in the 600 block of N.…

Potter welcomes in public

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Kimbrell Frazier’s pottery is sold in more than 30 galleries across the country, but you’ll find the best prices and customer service at her studio right here in Pumpkin Center. “I try to make the pricing more affordable and easier for people to have some fine, handmade work,” Frazier said.…

Personal artist now published

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When Laurie Bostian was a student at Appalachian State University she decided that one day she would create a children’s book. “I thought ‘I’m going to do this. I’m going to be published. I’m deciding that right now,’” she said. Her first book Appalachian State A to Z is now…

Giving teens a Christmas

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When it comes to Christmas giving, teenagers in need are often left out. “Our teen board last year said ‘You know, all the giving trees are up to the age of 14 if they’re for children so teenagers don’t get Christmas,’” said Laura Slack, director of the United Way of…

Toy Run benefits ministry

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Bikers will withstand the cold winds for a good cause during the fourth annual Icicle Toy Run, organized by the Carolina Faith Riders Grace Chapter. The ride will begin at 1 p.m. at 6670 Hull’s Grove Baptist Church’s west site on N.C. 27 in Vale. It will end approximately an…

Shoeboxes make a difference

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A shoebox full of small items can make an impact on a child in need this holiday season. “It’s a very simple project,” said Kristin Turner, media relations coordinator for the Western Piedmont Team of Operation Christmas Child. “It doesn’t cost a lot of money to do. Kids love to…

Deputies seeking tips on two theft incidents

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Authorities are asking for any information that can lead to the arrest of whoever took items in two unrelated incidents. On Oct. 19, several landscaping items were taken from a shed at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Sheriff’s Detective Sally Dellinger said in a news release. Items included two lawnmowers, three…

Animal rescue groups need help

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Several local animal rescue groups need your help. Adkins Pet Center of Iron Station, 4 Paws Animal Rescue of Denver, and Angels for Felines, the Humane Society of Lincoln County and Lincoln County Animal Control, all of Lincolnton, are participating in the “America’s Favorite Animal Shelter” contest, sponsored by Care2.com…

Around Town 11/18/2009

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TICKETS The Leewood Acres Garden Club is selling advance tickets to the Southern Christmas Show on Nov. 22. Tickets are $8 and proceeds will benefit the garden club. For more information, call any garden member or (704) 732-0460. FOOD DRIVE The Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department is accepting donations for…

Economy pushes business move to Stanley

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Mark Woody is hoping his loyal customers will follow his business now that it has moved to Stanley. In 1991, Woody opened Under Water World, a pet store, in the Boger City area after graduating from North Gaston High School. He moved several times throughout the years, but remained in…