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S. Ray Lowder PTA announces fall raffle winners

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The PTA at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School has announced the winners of its fall fund-raising raffle and the school’s top student sellers. Raffle winners and the prizes they were awarded are: Stacy Fisher, home computer system; Cindy Sherrill, large-screen television; Michelle Clark, I-pod; Rebecca Rudisill, $100 Wal-Mart gift card;…

Blue ribbon winner

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Odds not good re: keeping resolutions

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Welcome to January. It is a new year, and just when you thought it was safe to release the anxiety brought on by last minute Christmas shopping and a house full of hungry guests, along comes a new reason to stress out: New Year’s resolutions. In a study published by…

There`s no business like shoe business — and that may soon be a thing of the past

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During his 42 years as a shoe repairman, Howard Duncan Jr. has watched his profession’s popularity dwindle. “It’s going out fast now,” Duncan, 75, said. “The shops, they’re few and far between.” When Duncan first began, being a cobbler was a common enough trade. “I just got started, and I…

An education, experience no classroom can duplicate

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While most college students traditionally choose to study abroad in European countries, one local student chose Asia. For the past four months Katie Rozycki studied tucked away between skyscrapers in Hong Kong. “By living in a foreign country, your education experience reaches far beyond the classroom walls,” said Rozycki. A…

Lincolnton native oldest state auctioneer

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Lincolnton-native Josie Graves is the state’s oldest licensed auctioneer. “My license number is 89, and I’m 89 years old,” she said. She began her career in her 50s and is still active in the profession. As a professor at Lenoir Community College, the Kinston resident has taught thousands of aspiring…

60th Anniversary

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Bob and Margaret Jetton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 14. Bob has two brothers, Bill and Jim, and a sister, Jeanette. Margaret has two sisters, Evelyn Seagle and Shirley Smith, and brothers, Willard, Harold, Truett, Jerry and Don.…

92nd Birthday

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‘Loss of words’ never a problem for Guy McIntosh

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In these chaotic and uncertain times, it is not uncommon to hear citizens voicing their dissatisfaction with government, politics and often this country in general. What is less common, however, is seeing a person actually trying to do his or her part to change those things that warrant criticism. Guy…

2006: a very good year for Denver

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From the advent of three major development projects and the election of two new county commissioners to two major campground meetings and the overwhelming success of Denver Days, 2006 proved to be a pivotal year for the eastern end of Lincoln County. Highlights of 2006 included major moves regarding growth,…