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Warning: second-hand shopping can become incredibly addictive

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Hello. My name is Sarah, and I’m a thrift-store-aholic. Most people like to buy things new. They like to go into stores, easily find what they want and then purchase the items. They want to be the very first owners of these new things. I, on the other hand, cannot…

Charter school expansion under way

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Lincoln County Charter School’s Denver campus has started a $1.2 million expansion. The campus’ high school will be adding six classrooms, additional physical education space and additional seating for school and sports events. “The expansion is to handle new growth plus future growth that we will be experiencing,” said Dave…

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…

Actavis donates to Red Cross on behalf of Haiti quake victims

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Actavis, which has a manufacturing facility in Lincolnton, is donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help the victims of last week’s Haiti’s earthquake. “The scale of this tragedy has been unimaginable, and all of us at Actavis have been moved and inspired by the tremendous effort to bring…

Around Town 1/22/2010

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H1N1 VACCINES The Lincoln County Health Department will offer free H1N1 vaccines for residents 6 months and older from 1-4 p.m. today. Please bring a picture identification. Residents who cannot come to this clinic may call (704) 735-3001 to make an appointment to get their vaccination. RECEPTION The Arts Council…