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MOORESVILLE – Organized the by Democratic Women of Iredell County, some 20 residents protested outside the Charles Mack Citizen Center where the National Rifle Association held a fundraising dinner. 

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DENVER – Last month the North Carolina Department of Transportation held a couple of preliminary meetings regarding the plans for widening N.C. 73. About 8.5 miles – starting at Northcross Drive in Huntersville, ending at N.C. 16 in Denver – will be revamped. For Denver this means better tra…

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LINCOLNTON – The area’s newest Dollar General is slated to be complete within the next few months and is at the corner of N.C. 150 and Lee Lawing Road. The builders, Teramore Development, anticipate passing the baton to Dollar General May 28, according to Daniel Almazan, who works in Teramor…

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MOORESVILLE – At 11 a.m. each Wednesday, a group of women make their way to the Islamic Center of Lake Norman. Their ages may vary, as well as their ethnic background, but the reason they meet unites the women in the mornings – the desire to read the Qur’an in the way Muslims believe it was …

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LINCOLNTON – Lincolnton City Council unanimously approved the county’s first full-scale brewery around 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1. 3PM Brewing Co., owned by John Brinsfield and Fritz Steckler, will be moving their craft beer business to the historic Eureka Mill.

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LINCOLNTON – Lincolnton Middle School Principal Dana Ayers and the school’s Exceptional Children department have been working together to raise funds for a special-needs-friendly adaptive playground. Ayers said they have $28,000 of their $33,000 goal, and a dinner, "Build, Bargain and Banque…

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With below-freezing temperatures during the day and single-digit highs overnight to start the year, keeping a pet outside in the winter can be dangerous, if not life-threatening. And though cold weather might make it hard to leave the house, it’s still important for dogs to get exercise regu…

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The holidays are here. When it comes to gifts this season, don’t forget your pets! To assist you on your holiday quest, we thought you might need dog and cat gift ideas. Listed here are some suggestions for your furry friends.

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Tina Sheets, owner and principal planner at A Simple Affair Events of Huntersville, has been putting together weddings in the Lake Norman and Charlotte areas for years. Through her experiences she’s learned how to make the big day as blissful and stress-free as possible. She compiled a list …

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Witnessing your pet have a seizure is one the of the most frightening things you can experience as a pet owner. Understanding the reasons pets have seizures and what to do if your pet has a seizure can help prepare pet parents if a seizure were to occur.

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DENVER – With a giant pirate ship boarded by skeletons in the front yard and spooky hooded figures lining the driveway, the Rudolph house appears to be decked out for the holidays. Step inside and you’re met with flying bats, dismantled dolls draped over the mantle and creepy characters in e…

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Candy is an obvious hazard during Halloween. Sugary candy can result in an upset stomach and diarrhea, but candies, especially gum, containing the artificial sweetener xylitol are life-threatening.

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DENVER – East Lincoln High School hosted two events recently geared toward helping students choose and apply to colleges. A college fair was held on Tuesday, Sept. 26 and a college planning night was held on Thursday, Sept. 28.

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DENVER – From the famed “Goosebumps” series to a plethora of princess picture books, the Scholastic Book Fair has provided opportunities for children to build their own at-home libraries for decades.

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DENVER – From spooky sculptures to drusy geode wedding cakes, Rachael Morris can mold just about any combination of ingredients into dreamy, edible art.

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DENVER – Together, high school students at the Lincoln Charter Denver campus served more than 20 Denver agencies on Monday, Sept. 18 to honor Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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When planning a getaway, figuring out who’s going care for your pets can be stressful. If you decide boarding your dogs and cats is best, here are some tips to make your experience as easy as possible:

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MOORESVILLE – Contemplating the impending loss of a beloved pet may very well be one of the most difficult situations a family will face. Helping to navigate such situations, local veterinarian Dr. Keith Tillman, 53, has dedicated his practice exclusively to in-home pet hospice care and euthanasia.

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DENVER – On Sept. 1 the North Lincoln High School cheerleaders will wave gold pompoms and the Knights football players will sport gold socks as they take on Fred T. Foard under the lights.

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You love your pets and want to keep them safe and healthy. But did you know that you can get diseases from your pets? Many diseases and bugs are zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to people. Below are some common parasites and infections that can be spread to humans.  

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You can’t bring your pig to the Blue Parrot Grille, but you can bring your dog. In fact, the management encourages you to.

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Despite his seemingly privileged life, Einstein suffers from fear and anxiety. When Einstein encounters strangers he becomes afraid and seeks to protect himself and his family by growling, lunging or chasing newcomers out of the house. Unable to understand loud, unexpected sounds such as thu…

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From hardware stores to pizza parlors, several local businesses have been serving the Lake Norman area for well over 25 years. Although services and products vary greatly, these family-owned businesses share a common thread  – they have spent decades learning how to serve customers by listen…

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Lake Norman is North Carolina’s largest man-made lake and, according to the Duke Energy website, opened for business in July 1963.

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Along with heat and humidity, sweltering summer days are often accompanied by the sweet nostalgia of childhood, when the thrill of savoring wild-growing berries outweighed the risk of chiggers and blistering reactions to poison oak.

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Barbecues, sunshine and your best friends – nothing says summertime quite like a good Fourth of July celebration. Don’t let a preventable mishap ruin all the fun. Including your pets in your outdoor celebrations poses many risks, but that doesn’t mean they can’t partake in the activities! He…

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DENVER – Halina’s Cafe & Catering, located off of N.C. 73, is a fresh, new restaurant, focused on serving quality cuisine, made from local, organic ingredients. The restaurant’s owner, Dirk Rusthoven, opened Halina’s doors on March 3 but is no stranger to the restaurant business.

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Most folks who share their homes with dogs or cats – many of whom are loathe to use the word “own” – recognize the importance of seeing to the health needs of their pets. They also know that the costs of doing so can add up quickly.

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In recent years, doughnuts have evolved from a simple morning-treat staple to an elaborate mini-cake-like dessert. All around the country, doughnut shops dedicated to creating a new type of experience for their customers have begun to pop up. In the Lake Norman area, these doughnut shops are…

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MOORESVILLE – Downtown Mooresville’s Festival of Food Trucks event is in full swing after large turnouts in April and May. Another one is on the calendar for Saturday, June 10.

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It’s summer, and we all want to have fun with our pets. Taking them with us on hikes or to the family barbecue are great ways to spend quality time with your pet, but there are hidden dangers in these activities from which you will want to keep your pet safe. 

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From backyard barbecues to trips to the lake, summertime means we all spend a lot more time out in the sun. Many of our furry friends are lucky enough to be included in the festivities. The warm weather of the season presents some unique challenges that many pet owners may overlook. Here are…

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Most pet owners recognize that a critical component to maintaining the health of their pets is proper nutrition. However, there are so many pet foods available on the market. This leaves many pet owners to make decisions about the nutritional value of the product based on information on the …

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CORNELIUS – As is often the case when trying to convince someone of something, it depends on how you say it and even what you call it.

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April showers bring much more than May flowers – they usher in an edible abundance of fresh produce as well.

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MOORESVILLE – Fish can make great pets, and if you’re a parent with a kid longing for a pet, a tank may be the perfect option. Fish are generally easier to take care of and less expensive than a dog or a cat.  

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CORNELIUS – Residents can live in customized homes on maintenance-free properties in a neighborhood that caters toward aging adults. That’s the draw for many of the age-restricted subdivisions popping up throughout the Lake Norman area.