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Brown moves Beach Bingo business to NorthGate

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Caroline Brown has been playing Bingo since she was a little girl. Often, she would go with her mother every Saturday to play Bingo. Brown would take home winnings of bubble gum, toys and games, while her mother simply took home the joy of spending cherished moments with her daughter.…

Thanksgiving help from ELCM

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It has been a tough year for Myra Miller. The Maiden resident was laid off her job last December and has not been able to find work. She has mulched leaves to make a few extra dollars, but it is not enough to support her 18-year-old son, a student who…

New location, new owners for Red Rooster

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Cecilia and Frank Digh are the new owners of Red Rooster, a furniture and home dйcor store. John Henkel, and his wife, Lynn, opened Red Rooster in February 2008, but decided to retire and sold the business to his sister, Cecilia Digh. The couple, both retired, were looking for something…

Denver biz owner launches charter limousine service

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Want to ride in style? Jim Rose, owner of Pet Mania in Denver and Huntersville, has partnered with Charlotte Party Charters to start K&J Charters, a luxury limousine charter service. The revamped charter bus features custom-made leather seats, a flat-screen television, special lighting, a sound system with 13 speakers and…

Around Town 11/23/2009

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BABYSITTING The Hills Chapel United Methodist Church youth are offering to baby-sit infants through fifth-graders while parents are shopping for the holidays. The cost is $10 per child for up to 4 hours and $20 per child for more than 4 hours. Proceeds will benefit youth programs. Walk-ins are welcome…

First Runner Up

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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…