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Relay ready, rain or shine

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(Editor’s note: This article previously appeared April 25. Read uplifting articles of survivors in the second section of today’s edition dedicated to Relay for Life.) The 2007 Lincolnton Relay for Life opens at 6 p.m. today at Lincolnton High School’s stadium and will include old favorites and new highlights. “Rain…

Baby battles cancer and grows up to be a bright, beautiful girl

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When their daughter was 10-months old, new parents Peggy and Rodney Hoyle faced their worst nightmare – their baby had cancer. “I was just devastated,” Peggy said. Abigail “Abi” Hoyle was taken to the doctor because she had an earache. She left with a cancer diagnosis after a tumor “the…

Hospice volunteers receive award for dedicated service

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During the darkest time of their lives, Hospice workers came to the aid of Bob and Maureen Tull. Now, they are both Hospice volunteers themselves and have recently been awarded with the prestigious Judith Lund Person Hospice Volunteer Award. “Here we are two people who dealt with grief, and we…

Survivor becomes caring counselor

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As a child, Mike Ross went to Camp Care, a camp for children with cancer. Now 28, he’s trying to give back as a volunteer counselor. “The camp really helped me a lot,” he said. “You got to meet kids that were like you. They had cancer, and you could…

Self-exam catches breast cancer early

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Susan Lanier came out of her cancer struggle with more than the side effects of chemotherapy and a hefty bill. “It was a lesson,” said the 39-year-old breast cancer survivor. “I don’t have control.” The wife and mother of two had always been the kind of woman who liked to…

Positive attitude, faith help healing

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Tommy Hartsoe knows cancer affects all families – whether the threat is big or small. He battled cancer 22 years ago, and at age of 58, is proof of the importance of early detection. He also knows how important it is to approach things positively. “Don’t give up,” Hartsoe said.…

Farmers Market opens in Denver on Saturday

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This coming Saturday, May 5, is a date that I hope will be the start of something big. The Denver location of the Lincoln County Farmers Market will open at 8 a.m. that morning and operate until about noon (or until sell-out). The market will be held in front of…

Around Town 5/4/2007

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BLESSING OF THE VINES The second annual blessing of the vines at Woodmill Winery takes place 11 a.m. – noon Saturday, followed by the Muscadine Festival noon – 6 p.m. and spring fling dance 7 – 11 p.m. Admission free for festival. Tickets $25 couple for dance. Call to make…

Elevator going up at Trinity Lutheran

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The congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church, located on Reepsville Road in Vale, has been facing a dilemma for the past several years, a dilemma which will soon be solved thanks to a lot of planning and some fairly major construction. The majority of the church’s Sunday school classes are held…

A true and faithful servant of the people of Lincolnton

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When I was a young child back in the 1920s and 30s, the mail was delivered to our house by Evan Rudisill; all the city mail was delivered by just two carriers, Rudisill and Claude Warlick. Mr. Rudisill was not only a neighbor, but a close friend. In fact, in…