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New Marine’s vet’s organization formally chartered

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The Captain Jeb. F. Seagle Detachment of the Marine Corps League was officially chartered Feb. 6 by Steven T Wilson, National Vice-Commandant for the Midwest Region of the League. The detachment voted to name itself for one of Lincolntons’ own sons, a Marine aviator who was posthumously awarded the Navy…

Grand Openings

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Lincolnton mayor Bobby Huitt holds the ceremonial scissors in preparation for the ribbon cutting at the Citizens Insurance Center Agency grand opening that took place Feb. 2. To the left of the mayor are Lincolnton-Lincoln County chamber of commerce chairman Jack Funk and Mark Mullen, owner of Citizens Insurance. Behind…

Blondes aren’t so dumb, so watch it with the jokes, pal

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Four members of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors, all blondes, recently attended the 86th North Carolina Association of Realtors Inaugural ceremony in Pinehurst. Sheila Rudisill with All Points Realty was inducted as the Region 7 vice president and serves on the NCAR Board of Directors. Marsha Jordan, CRS, GRI,…

Dairy farm no longer milking it

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A.D. Shrum and his first cousin Gerald Williams have both spent all of their 65 years living on a dairy farm. Soon, however, the two owners of S.S.W. Farm plan to sell their milk cows and retire from the business. For most of their lives, the men have had to…

Social worker for the blind helps her clients adjust to life after becoming visually impaired

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Lincoln County’s social worker for the blind knows losing your vision can be a traumatizing thing, but she also knows it doesn’t mean the end of independence. “Part of what I do when I go into homes is try to let these people know that there are totally blind people…

Home school students get practical lessons in fire safety

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Denver Fire Department batallian chief Darby Price (left) demonstrates equipment during a homeschool tour. Will Rhoney, 6, (right) wears Price’s helmet. The tour emphasized safety and the importance of having a fire escape plan. Stop, drop and roll. It’s not a new dance or the prescription for boredom: it’s the…

Annual event comes to lake

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There’s going to be a lot of Lake Norman casting going on March 10 and it’s all for a good cause. That Saturday will mark the 21st anniversary of the Jim Ledbetter memorial team bass tournament. Bass anglers from throughout the Carolinas and surrounding states will gather for this popular…

DFD plans public session

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In planning and preparing for future growth in Denver, the Denver Fire Department is holding the second of two sessions on its upcoming 2007-08 budget Monday night. According to DFD chief Jay Flynn, people within the district are welcomed to come by the station with suggestions and ideas prior to…

Poe named new ELAC chair

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Another Denver attorney has been named chairwoman of the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s East Lincoln Area Council (ELAC). Kimberly Poe’s first meeting as chairwoman was in January. She accepted the position from Denver attorney Todd Wulfhorst. According to ELAC vice chairman Ken Morris, Wulfhorst had been serving as both…

Around Town 2/7/2007

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SATURDAY BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church, Startown Road will have a breakfast buffet on 7 – 10 a.m. Saturday. Buffet includes juice, fruit, eggs, grits, cold cereal, pancakes, toast, biscuits, gravy and sausage. Minimum donation of $6 benefits parsonage fund. YARD SALE Boger City United Methodist Church will hold its…