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Diocese honors Denver woman

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Celia Deese is not one of those people who just shows up for church on Sunday mornings. Deese, a member of the Episcopal Church of Saint Peter by the Lake, recently was presented the Distinguished Communicant Award by the Diocese of Western North Carolina. The rector at Saint Peter by…

Associate of the Year

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This dog became man’s best friend

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Sgt. Max Garner Jr. of the Virginia National Guard was never a big fan of lap dogs. The Lincolnton native, who joined the Guard in the 1980s after moving to Virginia to work for what was then Heafner Tire, did have two German shepherds. But they were old and had…

Around Town 12/14/2007

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BOARD MEETING The Lincoln Charter School will have a board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Lincolnton Campus, 133 Eagle’s Nest Road, Lincolnton. For more information, call Robin Harwood at the Denver campus at (704) 483-6611. HOME SCHOOL PLAY The Lincoln County Home School Educators will present a student…

Dream is reality at Color Me Pretty

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Business owner Michelle Leotta had a childhood dream of opening her own boutique. Her dream became reality in 2006. Leotta took a chance and opened Color Me Pretty, a boutique, cosmetic sales and hair salon. She previously worked for Clinique and told her friends about her dream of opening a…

Cat Square cutie

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Burning ban enforced, Lincoln fire marshal says

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Violating the countywide burning ban could become costlier as officials said they are cracking down on offenders. Months into the ban, which prohibits any type of outdoor burning except in very rare cases, fire and forestry officials said they are seeing an increase in residents burning leaves and other materials…

Helping Hands director sees job as opportunity

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With a new director onboard and its second-largest, one-time grant pending, Lincoln County’s only free adult health clinic, Helping Hands, is beginning a new chapter in its five-year history. Ann Kyles, educated in accounting and the daughter of late commissioner James Warren, attended her first meeting as the new director…

Little Miss Merry Christmas Pageant

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87 pounds of tabs

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