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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…

Lions Club awards two scholarships at banquet

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Anticipation was keen June 19 at the annual Lions Club scholarship banquet. In addition to the awarding of two $500 scholarships that will be paid directly to the colleges each recipient will be attending, the local club installed its officers and committee leaders for 2007 – 2008. It was also…

Learning to babysit

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DABA members revved up about upcoming year

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The members of the Denver Area Business Association (DABA) gathered at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club in Stanley for their monthly meeting Thursday. With no guest speaker this month, members and guests got the chance to do some networking before and after the brief meeting. President Gary Caldwell spoke briefly before…

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…