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Starting over at age 44 in new career not for the timid

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It takes a lot of guts to go back to school when you haven’t been in a classroom in over two decades. It’s just as big of a risk to start your own business at the age of 44. Billy Wilson of Lincolnton has done both. Wilson used to work…

BPW 2007 – 2008 officers installed

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Merlin the cat finds himself a safe home

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When Merlin the cat’s owner died, an entire congregation adopted him. “Every time you went to church, the cat was just all over you,” said Sally Rudisill, a member of Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church. “It was just starved to death for affection.” Merlin was willed to the church by…

Lincoln County a possible site for new equestrian team

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As a teenager in Michigan, Sara Starnes lived for her high school’s equestrian team. She even became a coach after graduation. When she took a teaching job in North Carolina, she planned to coach in her new home. Instead, she had a rude awakening. “I moved down here and wanted…

Special gift given to father

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Graham Caskey’s children searched far and wide to give him a piece of his past for Father’s Day. “I was tickled to death,” he said of the Ladies Home Journal he received, which contained a picture of his oldest brother, Clay, being served cake by Eleanor Roosevelt at Water Reed…

Honored by the DAR

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New graduates

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Around Town 6/20/2007

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BURNING PERMITS Iron Station Country Store will no longer issue permits for burning brush and vegetation. Contact the County Ranger’s office at (704) 736-8490 for other locations. Permits can also be obtained online at: www.dfr.state.nc.us. NEW BEGINNINGS SINGLES CLUB New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman holds its monthly dinner…

Art award winner

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Top prizes awarded local contractor

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It’s quite an accomplishment — actually, a series of accomplishments that build upon one another, such as being recognized by peers as 2006 Builder of the Year by the Lincoln County Home Builders Association; currently serving as president of the association; coming in first place in the $500-$600k home range…