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Cooking is powerful therapy for Denver native, 76

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Virginia Caldwell may not get around as well as she used to, but that hasn’t stopped her from doing what she loves: cooking. “The doctor told me cooking is my therapy,” Caldwell said. A Denver native, Caldwell suffers from arthritis and diabetes, yet she says it’s a rare day when…

Community night of worship

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Above: Laura Ashley Mosteller performs during Community Wide Night of Worship 2008, held Saturday night at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Below: U.S. Army Capt. Jeff Struecker, a former U.S. Ranger who is now an Army chaplain, discusses his experiences in firefights in Mogadishu, Somalia, while speaking at the…

Mullis files to run for commissioner

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Clayton Mullis of Crouse became the eighth Republican to file to run for commissioner Thursday. “There are people’s voices that are not being heard,” he said. “… I intend to speak to every individual who wants to speak to me.” Valerie Frady at the Lincoln County Board of Elections office…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Keymandy Williamson Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections for possession with the intent to sell…

UW accepts used prom dresses to give to teens

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Women holding on to their slightly-used, now-useless prom dresses have a chance to give them to a new home – the United Way of Lincoln County. “Mothers and grandmothers go out and spend lots of money on the gowns, and they just hang in the closet,” said Cathy Davis, executive…

Church Briefs

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REVIVAL Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. 150 East, will have revival at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. March 3 and 4. The Rev. Gary Scoggins from Second Baptist Church in Kannapolis will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. BLESSING OF BIKES Lincolnton Church…

Interim manager ready to step down

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Interim county manager Michael Talbert has enjoyed his last week in official capacity, but he is ready to pass the torch. Although he will be in the office Monday to help new County Manager George Wood transition, Talbert’s last official day is today. “I’ve had a great time,” Talbert said.…

Around Town 2/29/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College through March. The majority of the classes are online. For more information visit www.gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6232. ALTRUSA AWARD Completed nomination packets for the 2008 Altrusa Award of Excellence must be received by the Gaston College Foundation office…

Realtors Honored

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Book fair raises funds

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The North Brook Elementary School Book Fair has something special for all of its little customers. Emily Baker likes books about puppies and horses. Her fellow student, Dylan Wyatt, enjoys books centered around the movie “Cars.” Micah Hayes digs Barbie books. Caeden Acker has a taste for scary stuff, and…