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Around Town 3/16/2011

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OAK GROVE MEETING Oak Grove will have a regular community and Community Watch meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at the Community Center on Startown Road. For information, call (704) 622-3520. HEART PROGRAM Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Citizens Center,…

Scholarship winners

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Firefighter nominated for national honor

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A Cherryville volunteer firefighter, who was severely injured in a wreck last year, was recently named a nominee in the nationwide 2011 America’s Most Wanted All-Star Contest. 18-year-old Clay Thornburg with Hugh’s Pond Volunteer Fire Department said a Cherryville police officer nominated him after he heard about the wreck. Thornburg…

Around Town 3/14/2011

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BLOOD DRIVE Denver Baptist Church is hosting a community blood drive 2:30 – 7 p.m. Monday. For more information, call (704) 483-1124 or (704) 483-3030. LIONS MEETING The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Susan King, director of Camp Dogwood, is the guest speaker. Camp…

Fowler, Wise Wedding

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Charlee Kay Fowler and David Wessen Wise were married on October 9, 2010. Rev. Ted Bost, Jr. officiated at the 4:30 p.m. service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lincolnton. Charlee is the daughter of Tonda K. Fowler and Timothy L. Carter of Lincolnton. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and…

Scaglione, Blevins Engagement

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Carly Shay Scaglione of Lincolnton, N.C. and Clint Matthew Blevins of Elkin, N.C. announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Carly is the daughter of Michael and Shay Campbell of Denver, N.C. and Paul Scaglione of Mooresville, N.C. She is a 2001 graduate from East Lincoln High School and is currently…

Notable News

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Amelia Navarro of Lincolnton is one of six undergraduate art history students presenting resarch papers at the Mint Museum’s 21st Annual Regional Collegiate Art History Symposium 1 p.m. March 27 at Mint Museum Randolph. Navarro is a student at Queens University in Charlotte. Her paper is titled Sniffing Through a…

Workshop focuses on living with chronic disease

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Individuals living with chronic conditions may never know life without their disease. But with the help of a new program, they can experience living by managing their symptoms. The North Carolina Cooperative Extension — Lincoln County and Extension and Community Association will be hosting The Living Healthy Program (also known…

Brazilian intern learning from LEDA

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Rafael Altmayer is using his Brazilian ties to help the Lincoln Economic Development Association strengthen international relationships. Altmayer, who hails from Porto Alegre, Brazil, started an academic internship with LEDA March 1. His internship will run until June, but could possibly be extended until December. The 23-year-old came to the…

Health Dept. to use churches to warn about breast cancer

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Lincoln County Health Department officials plan to educate women about breast cancer by distributing information in local churches. “Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women,” said Gladys Hollis, case manager for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at the Lincoln County Health Department.…