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The odyssey of Illiad the cat

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Illiad has had more health problems than most of the other cats Heather Coleman rescued throughout the years. At only 1-years-old, Illiad, a black cat with a dusting of white on his belly, has beat upper respiratory and stomach infections and ringworm. In January, Coleman, who is fostering Illiad through…

2nd suspect charged in cashing of stolen checks

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Sheriff’s detectives have made a second arrest in a stolen checks case reported last month. Denise Page Whitesides, 36, of 1577 Arden Road in Lincolnton, was arrested Monday on five felony counts of forgery of an endorsement and one count of larceny. The alleged victim filed a report on March…

Denver toddler drowns in family swimming pool

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A three-year-old Denver boy has died after his father found him face down in the family swimming pool, Monday afternoon. Drew Michael Williams was dangling his feet in the water while his father was doing yard work at their Smith Cove Road residence. When his father saw Drew near the…

Nurse witnesses devastation in Haiti

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Vicki Dunbridge of Denver witnessed firsthand the strength and courage Haitians demonstrated after multiple earthquakes shook their lives. “I’ve been to Third World countries before and I have never seen the depth of destruction and poverty they had and a lot of it was there before I ever got there,”…

Stoops brings Attention to Detail to Denver

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Does you car need a little extra attention? Matthew Stoops might be able to help. A Huntersville resident, Stoops opened Attention to Detail in January. The business handles car detailing, auctions and onsite sales. Detailing services include interior and leather repair, headlight restoration, light paint and collision work, acid-rain removal…

Flurry of events slated to support Relay for Life

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East Lincoln Relay for Life has a flurry of events coming up to benefit the American Cancer Society. Mike Bradshaw, co-captain of Team Fishing for a Cure, said East Lincoln Relay wants to raise $175,000 for the American Cancer Society. “People are stepping up to do the right thing,” Bradshaw…

New before-and-after-school care business came from pastor’s vision

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A new childcare program, focused on providing reasonable rates and quality care, has opened in Lincolnton. The Alpha & Omega Before and After School Program, known as Alpha & Omega for short, has recently opened at Without Walls Deliverance Center next week. Although the childcare facility is separate from the…

Around Town 4/12/2010

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COALITION MEETING The Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. this evening at the Oaklawn Center. THEATRE AUDITIONS The Lincoln Theatre Guild will hold auditions for The Rocky Horror Show from 7-9 p.m. tonight, Tuesday and Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Be prepared to do a cold reading from…

Egg Hunters

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Middle school students learning to love running

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When Lincolnton Middle School teacher Brian Soash was a middle school student himself, he gave running a try. “I was awful,” Soash said. His coach agreed and told Soash’s parents “Some people are runners and some people are not, and your son is not a runner.” Soash found those words…