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Merle Norman focuses on service

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Amy Brown has been using Merle Norman products ever since she started wearing makeup. It is one of the reasons the Catawba College graduate took ownership of Merle Norman Cosmetics, an independently owned and operated business that has been in the Lincolnton area for 44 years. Brown and her husband,…

Focusing on faith and family

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Donna Beal believe she’s been successful in business because she hasn’t made it the center of her life. “My career is important, but my main focus is on my family and serving the Lord,” she said. “And I think that’s what’s gotten me where I am in my career.” Beal…

Business owner focuses on work, life balance

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About 15 years ago, Sherre DeMao came to a conclusion. Balancing your work and personal life can sometimes be impossible. DeMao, founder and chief marketeer of SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR Inc., began offering workshops, “Me, Myself & Inc.,” to help business owners manage their business and their lives through goal assessment,…

Dancing studio, fulfillment of childhood dream

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At age eight, Kim Noles knew she wanted to open up her own dance studio. “I was a tomboy and I didn’t really want to try dance class, but my mom was putting my sister in the class and said, ‘Just go and try it with your sister. See what…

Around Town 10/19/2009

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PUMPKIN PATCH The Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will be open through Oct. 31. The pumpkin patch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from Noon until 9 p.m. on Sundays. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission ministry. COAT DRIVE The United Way…

Around Town 10/16/2009

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PUMPKIN PATCH The Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will be open through Oct. 31. The pumpkin patch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from Noon until 9 p.m. on Sundays. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission ministry. COAT DRIVE The United Way…

Around Town Church Activities

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PRAISE NIGHT Herndon Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will have a praise night beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (704) 240-2351. CHICKEN PIE DAY Asbury United Methodist Church, located at 3097 Asbury Church Road in Lincolnton, will have a chicken pie luncheon beginning…

50 potters featured at festival

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Potters ranging from established to up-and-coming, traditional to contemporary will be showing off their wares this Saturday at the seventh annual Burlon Craig Pottery Festival in Vale. “If you’re interested in any type of pottery, there’s 50 potters there,” said Jeff Young, an organizer. “There’s bound to be something you…

Married to a missionary

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Claudette Scott was originally going to name her memoir Married to a Missionary. “My husband had a calling, and I was hanging onto his coattails,” she said. She began to realize, however, her story was much larger. After 10 years of writing, A Pearl of Great Price: The Death and…

Banquet to fund scholarship

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A banquet will be held Saturday honoring the founding members of the Lincoln County NAACP and raising money to educate future community leaders. “Back in those days, it was dangerous to even be in the organizatoin, let alone be one of the leaders,” George Creed, secretary of the NAACP, said…