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Janet Taylor opens counseling practice

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Janet Taylor has always enjoyed helping people. “My mother said she knew I was going to be in a helping profession because I tended to gather people around me that had problems,” Taylor said laughing. Taylor has recently opened Individual and Family Counseling out of her Lincolnton home. She specializes…

Mustangs coach: V-ball team shows confidence

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DENVER — Headed into her second year of coaching, East Lincoln head volleyball coach Stacy Possert said her team is more confident. Last season Possert was named the Mustangs coach, leading the team to a 16-7 overall record, a third place in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference and a first-round…

Around Town 8/26/2009

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MT. VERNON REVIVAL Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Iron Station will have their revival services 7 p.m. this evening. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Robert Coleman of Hopers Chapel Baptist Church in Shelby. Everyone is welcome to attend. ALIVE AFTER FIVE The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton will…

Gymnastics school completes expansion

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Lake Norman Gymnastics Academy seems to keep growing and growing. Debi Taffi and Teresa Royko have a strong passion for gymnastics. Taffi, a competitive gymnast in California for 15 years, has been teaching gymnastics for more than 30 years. She earned an athletic scholarship to California Polytechnic University at Pomona,…

Jordan chairing state board

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Breaking ground

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Community seeks to aid woman’s battling

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Tiffany Pratt seems just like any other normal 18-year-old. She enjoys hanging out with friends, playing with her two dogs and spending time with her family, including several nieces and nephews. Pratt dreams of getting a college degree in business management and opening a business close to her Denver home.…

Around Town 8/24/2009

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RED CROSS DRIVES The Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from 2:30-7 p.m. today at Crouse United Methodist Church. The following drives are also scheduled for this month: 2:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Abernethy Chevrolet; 2:30-7 P.M. Aug. 31 at Calvary Baptist Church and…

New owners bring new look to Club Oasis

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Club Oasis has a new look. George Jones and Vic Coleman have not only taken ownership of the club, but also renovated the building. The Charlotte residents repainted the beige walls to burgundy and the white ceiling to black. They brought in new tables and chairs, sweepstakes machines and a…

Three in online prescriptions ring are found guilty

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Two people charged in connection with an illegal drug operation were found guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte. Kathleen Giacobbe, age 46, of Lyndonville, Vt., and Porfirio Orta-Rosario, age 51, of Oshkosh, Wis., were given guilty verdicts following a federal investigation of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and…