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Notable Music gives lessons in all instruments

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“Bringing music to life for everyone” are the words Buffy Macsherry lives by. Macsherry and her husband, Stewart, opened Notable Music in 2006. The Macsherrys and five other instructors teach students of all ages how to play everything from piano to drums. “We try to cover every type of instrument…

Lincoln’s youngest philanthropist?

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Most 6-year-olds probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how they can make the world a better place. John Ari isn’t your typical 6-year-old. “When he meets you he will shake your hand and say, ‘Pleased to meet you,’” Hilmi Ari, John’s father said. And it seems the…

School’s club for running gains speed

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A new club at Catawba Springs Elementary has had a running start – and not just figuratively. In March, fourth-grade teacher Mari Fisher began Catawba Springs’ Running Club. Students met twice a week for about 45 minutes after school. During their meetings, Fisher said the children ran “anywhere from one…

Two Lincolnton men face charges in gasoline theft

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Two Lincolnton men were arrested May 29 and accused of stealing gasoline from a local business. Chad Aron Williams, 28, and Johnny Lee Heafner, 28, both of Lincolnton, are “accused of pumping $28 worth of gas at the Country Store” on N.C. 150 before they fled the scene, said Larry…

Living Ladies Ministry helps others

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The Living Ladies Ministry is an organization dedicated to helping those in need. “We basically are a ministry that reaches out to people in hard times,” said Dana Gasperson, founder and executive director of the non-profit group. Gasperson says the group provides Bible-based counseling, does benevolence work and simply offers…

Mistake adds to expense of water pipe replacement

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More than $200,000 will be added to the cost of a water pipe replacement project at Lincoln County’s busiest intersection because of a costly oversight by the county’s Public Works Department. County Public Works Director Steve Gilbert said his department failed to replace pipes at the intersection before a road-widening…

Planners approve 23-lot park for industry

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The Lincoln County Planning Board approved a new industrial park and a 50- home subdivision Monday, clearing the way for the projects to begin construction in east Lincoln County. The 23-lot Lake Norman Industrial Park will be located one mile north of Old Plank Road on the west side of…

Local Bojangles ranks first out of 50 in Charlotte area

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Lincolnton’s Bojangles’ is the largest Bojangles’ restaurant in existence, in both building and site size. And the restaurant is No. 1 in sales out of more than 50 stores in the Charlotte area. Local franchisee and operator Kevin Archer says it blows his mind. “It blows corporate Bojangles’ mind, too,”…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA after-hours cruise The Denver Area Business Association will hold a special after hours with a yacht charter on Lake Norman. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on June 12 and will feature music, heavy snacks and two drinks followed by a cash bar.…

Around Town 6/4/2008

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RODEO SATURDAY Southern Extreme Bull-riding will make its way to Price’s area in Dallas 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Davis Rodeo Stockdale Company based out of Archdale, N.C., will provide the bulls for the competition, some of which have been featured on television. Lakota the bull, which was raised…