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Killian Farm Show offers history lesson on farming

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ABOVE: Delton Adams, 4-years-old, of Salisbury takes a shot at shelling corn the old-fashioned way at the 2009 Antique Tractor Show at Killian Farms in Denver. BELOW: Gary Grahl of Iron Station on an H-model Farmall tractor. He pulls a distance of 149.7 feet in the Super Modified Pull event.…

Ken Baker’s wine hobby leads to his new business

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Ken Baker has turned his hobby into a tasty business. The Iron Station resident opened Sweet Vine Winery in Denver two months ago. For now, Baker is selling commercially branded wines, such as Mondavi, ChocoVine, Greg Norman and Blackstone. But by the end of November, Baker plans to start selling…

Denver music store begins offering ‘green’ products

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Notable Music is going green. The Denver-based music store is one of the first of hundreds of music stores nationwide introducing Wheatware, which sells products manufactured from renewable crops grown in America. Wheatware products available at Notable Music range from drumsticks and guitar picks to picnic items and clothes hangers.…

Around Town 10/21/2009

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PUMPKIN PATCH The Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will be open through Oct. 31. The pumpkin patch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from Noon until 9 p.m. on Sundays. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission ministry. COAT DRIVE The United Way…

Around Town 10/19/2009

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PUMPKIN PATCH The Boger City United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch will be open through Oct. 31. The pumpkin patch will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from Noon until 9 p.m. on Sundays. All proceeds will benefit the church’s mission ministry. COAT DRIVE The United Way…

Merle Norman focuses on service

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Amy Brown has been using Merle Norman products ever since she started wearing makeup. It is one of the reasons the Catawba College graduate took ownership of Merle Norman Cosmetics, an independently owned and operated business that has been in the Lincolnton area for 44 years. Brown and her husband,…

Focusing on faith and family

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Donna Beal believe she’s been successful in business because she hasn’t made it the center of her life. “My career is important, but my main focus is on my family and serving the Lord,” she said. “And I think that’s what’s gotten me where I am in my career.” Beal…

Business owner focuses on work, life balance

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About 15 years ago, Sherre DeMao came to a conclusion. Balancing your work and personal life can sometimes be impossible. DeMao, founder and chief marketeer of SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR Inc., began offering workshops, “Me, Myself & Inc.,” to help business owners manage their business and their lives through goal assessment,…

Dancing studio, fulfillment of childhood dream

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At age eight, Kim Noles knew she wanted to open up her own dance studio. “I was a tomboy and I didn’t really want to try dance class, but my mom was putting my sister in the class and said, ‘Just go and try it with your sister. See what…

Married to a missionary

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Claudette Scott was originally going to name her memoir Married to a Missionary. “My husband had a calling, and I was hanging onto his coattails,” she said. She began to realize, however, her story was much larger. After 10 years of writing, A Pearl of Great Price: The Death and…