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Precious provides needed pet therapy

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Cancer, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia had caused Maragret Ellis to sink into a deep depression. “I spent two years just sitting in a chair,” she said. “Just sitting there.” It was the Squamous Cell Carcinoma diagnosis (a form of skin cancer) that was the last straw. Ellis’ mental state deteriorated,…

First haircut, the second generation

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Newly-established church making switch to mornings

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When Denver Presbyterian Church started in October, pastor Morrie Lawing held evening services instead of the traditional morning service. As of Sunday, the church switches to a morning service to be held 9:30 a.m. Lawing said in an e-mail there were several reasons for the switch. “First, we’ve been blessed…

Gotta cheer! Gotta dance!

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(Left photo) The Cape Fear Cats All Stars, coached by Linda Crews and Janine Henderson recently won its second national championship when it competed in the Senior Prep level 2 division at the Cheerfest Open Nationals held at the Palace in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Pictured (back row from left) are…

Dancing their way into your hearts

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(Left photo, from left) Kaylin Craig and Arianna Timmerman, both of the Dancer’s Edge competition team, were chosen as semi-finalists for the America’s Junior Miss Dance title competition. Meanwhile (above photo) team members were selected to perform for the “Dream Team” in the opening number at the National Competition in…

United Way Day Saturday in Denver at Freedom Homes

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If you’re looking for a way you can contribute to the community as well as find a way to better your living situation, you can “kill two birds with one stone” from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at United Way Day, which will be held on the site of…

2006 Relay chairwoman’s enthusiasm contagious

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There’s no escaping Debra Ransom’s presence whatever space she occupies; not that you would want to, for to miss out on her vibrant energy and enthusiasm would deprive you of a person who can have a positive, significant bearing on your life, the same she has had with people she…

British invasion hits Lincolnton with movie, tribute band

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The British are coming! The British are coming! And they’re bringing with them rock and roll. “The Beatles are invading little Lincolnton,” said Rick Ramseur, president of the Lincoln Concert Association. Well, not exactly. The original Fab Four, sadly cannot make it. In their place, however, is the Return. Touted…

Lincoln County Shriners raise funds to help children in need

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Steven Chambers has been through a lot in his 12 years. Born with cerebral palsy, he has spent his life in and out of hospitals. He lived through surgeries and injections and has been encased in a body cast twice. All these experiences, however, have made the Vale local into…

Everyone a winner at Special Olympics

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(Above)Justin Pace draws back and gets ready to toss the shot put during one of his attempts during Friday’s Special Olylmpics games. (Below)Brian Henderson is all smiles as he received his gold medal in the softball throw. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Cameron Carroll gets ready to spring from the…