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Donation drive

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Bennett-Hall tries to erase staffing service stereotype

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When people hear the term “staffing service,” they may think of a business that sets unskilled workers up with temporary jobs. There’s a company in Lincolnton that’s trying to change that perception. Bennett-Hall Company was founded in Charlotte 25 years ago. Ten years ago, the company opened up a light…

Learning about health

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School clubs help Christian Ministries

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A trio of North Lincoln Middle School clubs has been working since September on a canned food, toy and clothing drive for Lincoln Christian Ministry. The student council officers and representatives from each “home base” (homeroom) promoted the canned food drive to their classmates. Students from Communities In Schools and…

Around Town 11/16/2007

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HANGING OF GREENS First Baptist Church in High Shoals will prepare its sanctuary for the birthday of Jesus at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17. The choir will present music as the sanctuary is filled with greenery and symbols of Christmas. There will be a candle-lighting service. Refreshments will follow the…

Vale business wins big at Christmas show

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Last year, Larry’s Dried and Silk Flowers won first place in everything at the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte. This year, the Vale business took home first place in tree display, door display and second place in the wreath and mantel competitions, and that’s just fine with co-owner Kathy Somers.…

Council holds gala

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has changed the way it celebrates Christmas. Instead of its regular Christmas Tour of Homes, the council is organizing an event called Celebration of the Arts. The gala will take place at the Lincoln Cultural Center Dec. 7. “We’re hoping for public support because…

Potter uses clay from family farmland

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When Robert Hovis needs clay, he goes into his backyard and starts digging. Hovis’ Iron Station farm has quartz-based clay, which he uses the most; red clay, which he uses occasionally and clay in low-lying areas, which he uses “some.” After digging up the clay, Hovis adds water to it,…

Seminar covers end-of-life-issues

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Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County are teaming up to present a program for everyone who is presently alive. “The one thing we know is we’re all going to die; we just don’t know when,” said Leslie Barlowe, branch director of Hospice and…

Teens volunteer

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