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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…

Art award winner

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Top prizes awarded local contractor

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It’s quite an accomplishment — actually, a series of accomplishments that build upon one another, such as being recognized by peers as 2006 Builder of the Year by the Lincoln County Home Builders Association; currently serving as president of the association; coming in first place in the $500-$600k home range…

Spa’s mission helping people take time for themselves

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The owner of the AnaChris Wellness Spa in Denver just wants people to relax. “With today’s hectic schedule, people don’t take enough time for themselves,” said Linda Meuhlen, who opened the spa this fall. AnaChris Wellness Spa has a variety of ways to help people take time for themselves. Clients…

Canning workshop teaches proper way to preserve and seal fruits and veggies

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Done right, canning can provide delicious and nutritious food for the family. Done wrong, it could cause serious medical problems. “I want to be sure everyone is doing it safely,” said Melinda Houser with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. To ensure safety, Houser has presented a series of canning workshops,…