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Care Fair includes blood drive, diabetes screening

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Cason Chiropractic Center is hosting its first “Cason Care Fair” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cason Chiropractic’s patients will be setting up booths in the parking lot. Vendors include Cindi’s Sacred Garden, Dog & Suds Mobile Grooming, Cornerstone Church and JuicePlus. “It is a way to give back to…

Around Town 11/15/2010

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NAACP MEETING The Lincoln County branch of the NAACP will meet 6 p.m. tonight at the Oak Lawn School. Members must present their membership card or be on the membership roster to be eligible to vote. For more information, call James Friday at (704) 813-4404. REVIVAL Bethel Baptist Church, 200…

Students trained to become professionals

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Queens volunteer

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Cornwell, Gridley Wedding

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Kasey Nicole Cornwell and Andrew James Gridley were married on October 16, 2010 at 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kinston, N.C. The bride is the daughter of Debra Cornwell and the late Chris Cornwell of Lincolnton. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Gridley…

Bus driver honored for calm handling of crash with deer

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The bus driver who remained calm when a deer hit her bus windshield Oct. 6 was honored at the Lincoln County Board of Education’s November meeting. Eric Eaker, transportation director of Lincoln County Schools, praised his employee, Pam Coker, a bus driver for both East Lincoln High School and East…

Facebook and Forest City are now friends

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Forest City just got a friend request it couldn’t refuse. The popular Internet social networking company Facebook announced plans Thursday to build a 30,000-square-foot data and call center in the Rutherford County community. “It’s official: Facebook likes Rutherford County,” wrote the Daily Courier of Forest City. The news could also…

Smokey the cat named cutest pet

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Smokey, a 13-year-old cat who enjoys fresh laundry and meowing at birds, has won the Lincoln Times-News Cutest Pet Contest. “He’s my baby,” said Susan Sain of Lincolnton. “I really don’t consider him a pet. I consider him a child.” Smokey competed against 35 other contestants for the prize and…

Concert Association hosts violinist

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Born in Bulgaria, Bella Hristova spent her childhood playing violin on the streets for money. Now, she’s made a name for herself and performs everywhere from the New York City’s Lincoln Center to Lincolnton’s Lincoln Cultural Center. “She’s only 24, and she’s been all around the world,” said Rick Ramseur,…

Program highlights healthy holiday foods

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Holiday season is here and so are many opportunities to eat too much of the wrong thing. “People tend to gain weight especially during this time,” said Melinda Houser, family and consumer sciences agent with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “It seems like most of the foods that they’re eating…