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Floral store relocates to Terrell location

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Artistic Floral owner Sonja Johnson has a knack for creating big, bold and bright floral arrangements. “It’s more eye-catching,” she said. “I want this to be more of an upper-end (shop). It’s not your typical daisies and carnations flower shop.” The Troutman resident is hoping her unique work will impress…

Biggest year ever for H/W vocal contest

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Lincolnton’s own annual version of American Idol is back this year and bigger than ever. “It’s about doubled,” said Carolyn Heafner, one of the founders of the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition. “We hope we’ve been discovered. We’ve been statewide just a couple of years, and programs like this are so dependent…

DABA site overhaul generates interest

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The Denver Area Business Organization’s (DABA) new Web site is garnering some attention that the organization does not mind. Since the new site was launched Dec. 30, it has averaged 90 visitors per day, or 2,700 per month. The site gets 2,600 hits per day, or 78,000 a month, said…

Around Town 3/12/2010

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FOOD DRIVE Curves in Denver will be collecting non-perishable food items for the East Lincoln Christian Ministry food pantry during the month of March. For more information, call Camie Stroupe at (704) 483-1301. BARBECUE BENEFIT Oak Grove Baptist Church will have a barbecue fundraiser until 7 p.m. tonight. The meal…

Church Activities

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DEDICATION SERVICES Greater Works Full Gospel Ministries, located at 2543-A E. Main St., in Lincolnton, will have building dedication services beginning 7 p.m. this evening. Evangelist Johnny Ingram of El Shaddai Full Gospel Independent Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. Elder Robert Hayes of Chesterfield Church of God will…

Massage therapist relocates business to her Vale home

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Massage therapist Teresa Crabtree’s decision to move her business has actually benefited the customers. After being in downtown Lincolnton for six years, Crabtree moved her business, TLC Massage Therapy, to her home in Vale. Now, she thinks her massages are even better. Business had slowed down, mostly from clients losing…

Gastroenterology Associates expands into Lincoln

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Gastroenterology Associates has brought its talents and skills to Lincolnton. The specialty practice provides advanced evaluation of diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, biliary system and liver. Patients can be seen by appointment and with or without a referral. Most health insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare, are…

DQ, OJ coming to town

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Lincolnton will soon have two new restaurants in one location. Kangaroo Express, affiliated with The Pantry, is adding a Dairy Queen and Orange Julius, which are scheduled to open March 24. The Pantry, which is based in Sanford, has more than 1,650 locations in 11 states, but converted more than…

LHS students embrace poetry

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The students involved in Lincolnton High School’s Living Poets Society love the freedom poetry offers them. “I can say anything I want. I don’t have to form a sentence. I don’t have to put periods and commas,” Frank Rujas, a senior, said of his poetry. “It might not follow Webster’s…

Apple Festival Board searching for T-shirt design

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The Lincoln County Apple Festival Board is searching for a local artist to create its 2010 T-shirt. “We’re opening this up, trying to get more input from the people in Lincoln County,” said Joyce Dorsey, liaison to the Apple Festival Board. “It can be anybody from zero to 100 that…