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Small ‘miracles’ brighten holidays for some

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On Dec. 23, Sally Carpenter sat in a parking lot waiting for her grandson. She pulled out pictures of her lost dog and started praying. “I asked God ‘If I can’t have him back, please look after him,’ ” Carpenter said. Carpenter was hoping for a Christmas miracle. She had…

Culinary student receives acclaim after career change

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At the beginning of 2010, Heather Bowman worked in a daycare and daydreamed about going to culinary school. On the first day of 2011, she’ll be making a New Year’s Day brunch for a client and preparing for her next semester in school. “I think it definitely is a good…

Around Town 12/27/2010

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CMC BLOOD DRIVE CMC-Lincoln, 433 McAlister Road in Lincolnton, will host a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28. Please come out and give the gift of life. LAST MAN’S CLUB The “Last Man’s Club” of World War II veterans of Lincoln County will meet…

50th anniversary

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William Kenneth Payseur and Linda Elaine Payseur of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th anniversary Dec. 24. They were married Dec. 24, 1960 at Landers Chapel Methodist Church in Lincolnton. They celebrated their anniversary at Texas Road House on Christmas Eve and with a barbecue lunch with family on Christmas Day. Their…

Donations to Christian Ministry Christmas fund

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The following donations have been made to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s Christmas Fund: n Harold Dean Thomas — $20 n Charles Reeves III — $100 n Mr. and Mrs. George Gardner — $50 n Mr. and Mrs. David Setzer — $25 n Lincoln Co. Senior Citizens — $500 n…

Church Briefs

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CROUSE COMMUNITY SERVICE Crouse and Pleasant Grove United Methodist Churches will host a community wide Christmas Eve Candlelight Carol Service at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Hwy 182, Lincolnton. Come as you are and bring your friends! CHRISTMAS CANTATA New Covenant United Methodist Church…

Around Town 12/24/2010

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TOYS FOR TOTS Red Rabbit, 3265 E. Highway 27, is a drop-off location for Toys for Tots. Hours for the remainder of Christmas week are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday. For more information, call (704) 735-3640. WINTER BREAK CAMPS…

Photo studio participates in charity model search

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J&L Photography, of Lincolnton, is participating in the 2011 International Charity Model Search to select “North America’s Cutest Kid” and raise funds for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS). NILMDTS is a nonprofit organization committed to assisting parents and their families who experience the tragedy of an…

Heesch prepares to close Fine Framing

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Harry Heesch’s late father was a wonderful painter, but not very good at making picture frames for his work. “My parents were artists and they were very poor so my father would build his own frames for his paintings,” Heesch said. “They were so bad I wondered who made good…

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