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Benefit to help sarcoidosis patient

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Even the simple tasks make Charlene Travis tired. The 49-year-old Denver resident has been living since 1998 with sarcoidosis, an immune system disorder that produces clumps of cells affecting organ function, most commonly in the lungs. The disease has spread to her liver and now she is awaiting a liver…

Vale women wins ‘dreams’ contest

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Kathryn Shidal of Vale said she “couldn’t believe” she won Fifth Third Bank’s “Fulfill Your Dreams” sweepstakes out of thousands of entries in North Carolina. “ … This is the first time I’ve won anything, well, besides [my husband],” the 81-year-old said. “I’m still shaking. I just can’t believe it…

Around Town 8/27/2008

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CRAFT SALE Calvary Baptist Church will hold a craft sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 2093 Boy Scout Road, Lincolnton. The sale will benefit a medical missions trip to Honduras. Items featured will include fall, winter and Christmas decor in country and primitive styles, collectible, pottery and…

County works to clear air

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It’s a plastic barrel the size of a small shack, jet-black and packed with patented chemical pellets that are designed to mask noxious septic fumes. Called the Peacemaker 6000, county officials and residents alike are crossing their fingers the Syneco Systems-manufactured device will live up to its name. Installed two…

First National Bank celebrates

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Park’s start hailed

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Overcoming years of setbacks and close calls, state and local officials joined with residents Monday to celebrate the purchase and preservation last month of 116 acres of forested land near Denver. Now the work will begin to make Rock Springs Park a reality. A capital campaign will soon launch to…

Aspiring Eagle Scout

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Junior leads N. Lincoln volleyball

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North Lincoln junior Sydney Wilkinson excelled at volleyball last year as a sophomore and there’s no reason Lady Knights head coach Lynn Rhyne doesn’t think she can’t do it again. “She’s just a leader and I see her leading this team the whole year and next year,” Rhyne said. “She…

Two nabbed in sheriff’s raid

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A convicted felon and a fugitive from Michigan were arrested Friday after a raid by the Tactical Response Team of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department on an east Lincoln County home that resulted in the recovery of guns, drugs and money. Charles Earnest Walker, 35, of 5664 Old Plank Road…

R.E.A.D.Y. Services helps kin of deceased

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After losing a loved one, Denver resident Ginger Zaremski started a business dedicated to removing and donating items owned by a person who has deceased or moved away. R.E.A.D.Y Services, is a contracting and consulting company who helps with the “overwhelming” task of itemizing a person’s possessions for recycling or…