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Around Town 10/12/2007

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LUNCHEON The Lincolnton Business and Professional Women’s Organization will meet to celebrate Nation Business Women’s Week, salute Lincoln County’s working women and honor Women of the Year recipients. The luncheon is at noon Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church. If you would like to attend, RSVP…

Maryvale celebrates 25 years

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Sisters excitedly hugged and praised their former students at the Maryvale Day Care School 25th Anniversary Celebration, but they were still able to sneak in a little discipline. “Some of you kids, we haven’t seen in 25 years!” Sister Mary Francis said to the crowd. “Be ashamed! You should come…

Around Town 10/10/2007

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BRIDAL SHOW Dillard’s annual “I Thee Wed” show will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at DeStarte Bed and Breakfast Inn, just past Red Bone Willy’s Trading Company on N.C. 18 South. Premiere vendors and wedding suppliers will be featured. There will be a fashion show at 4 p.m.…

SHIIP volunteers honored

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Helping seniors navigate the maze of Medicare can be a difficult task, but volunteers with Senior’s Health Insurance Information Program love their work. “If you can actually help somebody, it gives you a good feeling,” said Bonnie Rombke, a SHIIP volunteer. Rombke and her fellow volunteers were honored Wednesday with…

Miss Princess

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Lake Norman liner chartered for laughter

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Everyone knows Lake Norman is great for fishing, swimming or jet skiing. Soon it could be known for something else: laughter. The maiden voyage of the Lake Norman Laugh Liner is slated for Friday. The comedy cruise, designed for use by corporate or private groups, could soon change the definition…

Pastor mixes his ministerial duties with school work

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Almost a year ago, a local farmer, grandfather, and school bus driver took another position to serve other people. Pastor Wayne Brittain celebrates his first anniversary with his congregation at Sharon Baptist Church in Iron Station in November. Sharon is Brittain’s first full-time pastorate, but he has served Lincoln County…

Two pilots fly planes they built

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The Wright Brothers may have been the first to fly a plane, but they aren’t the only pilots who have soared to new heights in North Carolina. They did it at the Outer Banks. Hal Schwab and Larry Latshaw are doing it right here in Lincoln County. Both Schwab and…

International fest displays multicultural taste

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What began as a rainy day turned bright and sunny for the ninth annual International Festival, sponsored by Centro Contacto Latino and the South Fork Baptist Association and held at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton. “Despite the rain, we’re going,” said Cesi Penate, one of the festival’s organizers. The festival…

Officer wins top honor

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Fooling around with nunchucks from time to time and doing his job landed Sgt. William Vaughn an award for police officer of the year for North Carolina presented by the Universal Martial Arts Association. The 39-year-old, in charge of Lincolnton’s patrol division, accepted the award Sept. 29 with a handful…