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Around Town 1/25/2010

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BOOK DISCUSSION The Jonas and West Lincoln Library book clubs will host author Joyce Hosteller for a joint discussion of her book, Blue, 6 p.m. this evening at the West Lincoln Branch Library in Vale. Everyone is welcome to attend. RELAY SPONSORS The Relay for Life will have a corporate…

Around Town 1/22/2010

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H1N1 VACCINES The Lincoln County Health Department will offer free H1N1 vaccines for residents 6 months and older from 1-4 p.m. today. Please bring a picture identification. Residents who cannot come to this clinic may call (704) 735-3001 to make an appointment to get their vaccination. RECEPTION The Arts Council…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Road in Lincolnton, will have a breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. For more information, contact Vickie Lewis at (704) 735-7468 or the Rev. Ted Bost at trbostjr@charter.net. BREAKFAST BENEFIT Macedonia United Methodist Church in Vale will have a…

Family experience informs owner of new insurance biz

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Fourteen years ago, Evelyn Fox Ross’ father purchased long term care insurance to protect his wife. Fox Ross’ father would be taken care of financially, thanks to his pension plan, but he knew there might not be enough money in case something unexpected happened to his wife’s health in the…

National Guard coming home after tour of duty

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When members of Lincolnton’s National Guard Alpha Battery First Battalion of the 113th Field Artillery come home, they’ll be greeted with yellow ribbons lining Main Street. “We have to let these men know we appreciate their sacrifices,” said Dale Punch with the American Legion. “Whether you’re for the war or…

Pageant benefits NJROTC

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West Lincoln High School’s NJROTC program has had little in the way of funding this year, but one supportive grandmother hopes to change that with sashes and sequins. “So many people are out of work, and you just can’t afford to do any functions,” said Belinda Bryson, who is guardian…

Concert honors memory

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West Lincoln teenager Sadie Redding died Jan. 31, 2007. Her death and subsequent organ donation resulted in saved and improved lives as well as a family friend’s renewed faith. “It woke me up and brought me to the way of thinking I need to have,” said Laura Abigail Page, a…

DAR hopes to honor military women

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The Jacob Forney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is searching for a few good women. “I’m looking for the wives and mothers of those from Lincoln County who are currently in our military – that includes the National Guard and any branch of the military of the…

‘Angelic Thunder’ brings fight between angels, demons to life

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William Westbrook had noticed that angels and demons had become popular subjects in television, movies and books. He also noticed that the stories about these angels and demons were rarely based on scripture, and this realization led him to pick up his pen for the first time in more than…

Newspaper’s annual breakfast

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BELOW: LTN Publisher Jerry Leedy (center) takes a moment to speak with guests during the breakfast.…