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Around Town 6/27/2007

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YARD SALE The American Legion Auxiliary Inside Yard Sale, 1120 N. Aspen St. runs 7 a.m. – noon Friday. Hot dogs will also be sold. All proceeds go to veterans. CAR WASH God’s Filling Station is having a car wash 9 a.m – 2 -p.m. Saturday at Advance Auto Parts,…

65th anniversary

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John and Catherine Smith celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary June 26. “Smitty” and Catherine met in Statesville when both were employed by Southern Bell Telephone Company. Shortly after their marriage, the United States Army shipped Smitty to North Africa for three years of service in World War II. On his…

65th anniversary

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Winfred Lester Willis and Margaret Cochrane Willis celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary today, June 27. They were married on June 27, 1942 in Gaffney, S.C. Shortly after their wedding, Winfred was deployed to the Pacific fleet to serve in the United States Navy for almost three years before returning home…

Around Town 6/25/2007

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PRESCHOOL Redemption Outreach Center Christian Academy is now enrolling for preschool. Call (704) 735-1294/(828) 455-4591. CONCERT AT McGUIRE The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will present a free Summer Pops concert featuring patriotic music on Thursday, June 28, on the lawn outside the Energy Explorium at Duke Energy’s McGuire Nuclear Station. Performance…

4-H Summer Ventures

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Around Town 6/22/2007

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BIBLE SCHOOL Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. 150, Maiden will hold Vacation Bible School 6 – 8:45 p.m. June 24 – 28. This year’s theme will be “Heavy Metal Training for Soldiers of Christ.” Call (704) 483-6013. LUNCH There will be a country buffet lunch at Davids Chapel United Methodist…

Starting over at age 44 in new career not for the timid

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It takes a lot of guts to go back to school when you haven’t been in a classroom in over two decades. It’s just as big of a risk to start your own business at the age of 44. Billy Wilson of Lincolnton has done both. Wilson used to work…

BPW 2007 – 2008 officers installed

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Merlin the cat finds himself a safe home

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When Merlin the cat’s owner died, an entire congregation adopted him. “Every time you went to church, the cat was just all over you,” said Sally Rudisill, a member of Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church. “It was just starved to death for affection.” Merlin was willed to the church by…

Lincoln County a possible site for new equestrian team

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As a teenager in Michigan, Sara Starnes lived for her high school’s equestrian team. She even became a coach after graduation. When she took a teaching job in North Carolina, she planned to coach in her new home. Instead, she had a rude awakening. “I moved down here and wanted…