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Photo studio relocates to Cherryville

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Kids Shots Portrait Studio has moved from Gastonia to Cherryville to better serve its customers, said owner Ann Russ. “We were doing great for several years there and then the economy took a turn so we looked for something less costly,” she said. “Plus, we already had a lot of…

Considering colleges

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‘Coming Back’ a story of faith

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Through all the ups and downs of Jeffery Coffey’s life two things have remained consistent — his faith and his upbeat attitude. “I just figure every day is a gift from God, so I’m going to live,” Coffey said. The Lincolnton native has taken this philosophy and written a book,…

Pregnancy Care Center of Denver hosts Walk for Life

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The Pregnancy Care Center of Denver’s Walk for Life will combine pro-life and pro-military messages Saturday. “We walk all the way around Rock Springs School just in a non-protesting way to show unity and that we believe in life and the sanctity of life,” said Crystal Regan, executive director of…

HulaLas, a senior dance group, to entertain at the Apple Festival

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A group of hula dancers are set to perform at the Lincoln County Apple Festival Sept. 18, but don’t expect flowing dark hair and coconut bras, most members are in their 70s. “They want to learn. They love the exercise,” said Tina Earnhardt, 80, a member of the HulaLas. “I’m…

Sign thief claims best intentions

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A man accused of taking a political sign from a woman’s yard told police he wanted it for himself. On Sept. 2, a North Flint Street woman reported seeing a man in a motorized wheelchair snatch a “Terry Burgin for Sheriff” sign from her front yard, reported Police Detective C.M.…

Around Town 9/8/2010

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RETIRED PERSONNEL The Lincoln County Retired School Personnel division of the NCAE will meet 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Ryan’s Restaurant in Lincolnton. A program about available services at the Lincoln County Senior Center will begin at Noon. For more information, call Libby Mize at (704) 735-6433. CMC PROGRAM Carolina Medical…

Glamorous downtown dance studio adds retail component

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Glamorous Productions owners and sisters Caroline Houser and Stephanie Hullette have added a new component to their business. They have opened Glamorous Designs, a retail store, in the same space that houses the dance studio in downtown Lincolnton. Glamorous Designs carries clothing for women and children, purses, jewelry and lunchboxes.…

Bail bondsman emphasizes courtesy

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Mark Derr, a bail bondsmen, works an industry where it is easy to judge people. But he makes sure to do just the opposite. “When a person, especially a loved one comes in to get someone out of jail, I try to treat them as I want to be treated,…

Fowler, Wise Engagement

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Charlee Kay Fowler and David Wessen Wise announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Charlee is the daughter of Mrs. Tonda K. Fowler and Mr. Timothy L. Carter of Lincolnton. She is a 2005 graduate of West Lincoln High School and a graduate of Gaston College with an Associate in Applied…