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Shear devotion

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There’s one thing that’s kept James Leatherman in the barbershop business for 57 years, and that’s the conversation. “I like to talk to people. I learn something new everyday,” he said. “We talk about different things – farming and religion and politics, all different subjects. Now the subject is on…

Program puts spotlight on child abuse

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The voices of children kicked off Child Abuse Awareness month at the James W. Warren Citizens Center Tuesday night. “Seeing kids singing up there, how can you hurt someone like that?” asked Dwight Stone, a former Carolina Panther and the evening’s keynote speaker. The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse…

Citizen of the Year banquet planned

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The fourth annual Citizen of the Year banquet will be held April 14 to honor an individual who has improved the quality of life in east Lincoln. Last year, Patsy Black was honored for her work with Relay for Life. This year additional honorees have been included to honor a…

Duke license on LNMC agenda

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The Lake Norman Marine Commission is fine tuning its recommendations for the Duke Power relicensing process. An update will be given at the next Lake Norman Marine Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11. “We are getting the data together and are making sure everybody agrees to it,” said…

Speedway opens Saturday

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STANLEY – Due to the rain on this past weekend the East Lincoln Speedway has rescheduled its opening for this coming. This will be the 16th consecutive season of weekly Saturday night racing, The season calls for 24 weekly Saturday night programs. The 18-event program of 175 laps will include…

Survivors recount cancer fight

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T’lene Barker of Denver knows first hand what being a cancer survivor means. Like many of the years that she has come to the East Lincoln Relay for Life Cancer Survivor dinner she has traced her handprint on the banner and has written how many years she has been a…

Relay for Life kicks off Friday at ELHS

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The 2005 annual East Lincoln Relay for Life kicks off this weekend at East Lincoln High School. Patsy Black, chairwoman of the relay, said the goal for this year is $205,000. Relay for Life is the signature fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. Teams from schools, churches, businesses and…

Around Town 4/6/2005

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COMEDY SHOW James Gregory, “The Funniest Man in America,” will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased with cash at the door. The box office opens at 6 p.m. To pay with a credit card, go to www.ticketweb.com;…

Winning Words

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Kid inventor becomes toy specialist

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Compulsive jump roper, Michelle Painter, felt there were a few things missing from her toy of choice. For one thing, she couldn’t change its length, which was a real hassle for a growing girl. Another problem was the lack of a timer. How could she know how fast she went?…