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Evacuee returns to Louisiana to retrieve personal belongings

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Almost one month to the day Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, newly-relocated Denver resident Lynn Burnett was amazed by the devastation around her. Her first real look at Katrina’s wrath came as she drove into the town she’s called home for the past 41 years. She got into the city…

Around Town 10/12/2005

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BENEFIT A hot dog/barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Reeps Grove Methodist Church in Vale. The sale will benefit Ronnie Sain, who has cancer, and his family. For information call (704) 276-1443. REUNION The 38th annual A.L. Heavner family reunion will be held Sunday…

Stopping hunger globally, locally

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Luncheon honoring seniors pays tribute to their rights

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After 13 years, the move to a larger facility was not only a necessity, it was inevitable. Thus was the 14th annual National Residents’ Rights celebrated in a roomier new location, the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “Traditionally, we held this at the senior center, but we outgrew the space,”…

Around Town 10/10/2005

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NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Ryan’s Steak House for its annual business meeting. MEETING The Sons of the Confederate Veterans – General Robert F Hoke/General William J Hoke, Camp 1616 will…

You go, Girl Scouts!

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And the winner is….

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Dedication to CROP Walk lasts 20 years

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Pisgah United Methodist Church has participated in Lincolnton’s CROP Walk for 20 years and some of its members haven’t missed a single walk. “The first crop walk, we walked quite a many miles,” said Rachel Rhyne, a participant. “It was just wonderful just to get to be with friends and…

‘What’s for Dinner?’ offers answers

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Take a look at Paul Balcerek’s huge stack of cookbooks, and you won’t wonder where his passion lies. “I’ve always cooked all my life,” the personal chef said. “To most people, it’s a chore. To me, it comes easy.” Balcerek, 59, grew up cooking with his grandmother, mother and aunt…

Around Town 10/7/2005

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SINGING The Lincoln County Singing Convention will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church in Vale. Dinner will be at 5 p.m., before the singing. Everyone is invited. For information, call (704) 276-1529. YARD SALE The youth of Southside Baptist Church will have a…