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Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

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RALEIGH — At the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, visitors can see exhibits and artifacts from all over the state, demonstrating a tangible connection between the history of each county and the state as a whole. For Susan Friday Lamb, the museum’s public information officer, the connection between…

Desire for ‘Something better’ leads to citizenship

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LINCOLNTON – Ailin Cabellero has been pledging allegiance to the American flag for 10 years, but the simple oath took on a greater significance when she said it during the ceremony Wednesday that made her an U.S. citizen. Waving the tiny American flag given to her by Immigration and Naturalization…

Georgia Dugout Club to induct Gerald Queen

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Gerald (Jerry) Queen has been selected for induction into the Georgia Dugout Club’s Baseball Hall of Fame. Queen will be inducted 11 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Sheraton Downtown in Atlanta at 11 a.m. At the same time all players and coaches of the year for 2006 will be announced.…

More water pressure is needed

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Residents of Governor’s Island and firefighters from more than three departments recently gathered at the Denver Fire Department to hear and participate in a discussion of what went right and wrong during a major housefire Christmas Day on Governor’s Island. According to DFD battalion chief Dion Burleson, critiques are held…

Dispatcher credited with saving lives

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A look into the 911 call about a house fire on Governor’s Island Christmas day reveals the John and Pat Siegel family didn’t know their house was on fire. The tape – which includes all fire traffic from the more than 30 firefighters on the scene – reveals that the…

Ken Huffman named Denver firefighter of year

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A close friend and an internship are the two factors that got the Kenneth Huffman, 2006 Denver Fire Department firefighter of the year, first involved in fire service. Huffman, who will soon turn 26, said his initial involvement happened during his senior year at East Lincoln High School. “Andrew Bridges’…

Barefoot skiers ring in 2007 in traditional ceremony on Lake Norman

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For the 29th year in a row, the Carolina Show Ski Team held the “Barefoot Challenge” on the lake to ring in the new year, and the rainy, cold New Year’s Day didn’t keep more than 40 people from watching what has become an annual event at Lake Norman Marina…

Around Town 1/10/2007

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REVIVAL High Shoals Church of God will hold revival services Sunday through Jan. 19 beginning with Sunday services at 11 a.m. and evening services at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Kenneth Braswell will be the guest speaker. MEETING American Legion Post and Unit 30 will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Post…

In remembrance

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50th wedding anniversary

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