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Valentine`s Day a time to think about the heart

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People associate Feb. 14 with romance and red Valentine hearts, but the day is also devoted to another sort of heart – the organ. While the official Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day takes place every Feb. 14., West Lincoln Middle School student Jacob Jackson is aware of the condition every…

Poster solicitations continue over free posters

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Sue Knittel of Sweet Things in Denver was working in her shop one day when the telephone rang. After she looked on her caller identification, she answered the phone and began speaking to a woman who said she represented a company called Labor Law Compliance out of Florida. It’s a…

Around Town 2/12/2007

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CURRICULUM FAIR North Lincoln High School will host a curriculum fair at the school 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday. There will be an eighth-grade student/parent meeting in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m. and an Advanced Placement information meeting in the media center at 6:30 p.m. Students and parents are invited…

Cochrane recalls the Lincolnton of his youth

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(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series) Lincolnton native Jerry Cochrane remembers when his hometown was more like a one-horse town. “It was a small community, where everyone knew everyone else,” Cochrane said. “There was no crime to speak of. It was a warm, friendly place without…

50th Anniversary

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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…

Native a world-traveling architect

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When he was a fourth-grade student living in Lincolnton, Randy Croxton’s teacher told him something that would change his life. Mrs. Brown pointed out he was good at science and math as well as art. “Most people are good at one or the other. It’s very unusual to be good…

Parents, children reading together

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“Family Storyteller,” a pilot program at G.E. Massey Elementary School, is coming to a close, but organizers hope to see more of its kind in the future. The program, which was put together by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, focused on helping 16 parents and their children read together. “Reading…

82nd birthday

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