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Home Health nurse treasures job

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West Lincoln resident Ann Hoover enjoys her career at the Home Health Agency in Lincolnton. It allows her to lend her time and skills to help people. “My job is really challenging,” Hoover, 57, said. “It has its rewards, which is seeing the progress of the patient.” Hoover, a registered…

50th anniversary

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G. H. Schronce Jr. and Sue Gilbert Schronce of Iron Station celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home on June 10. The couple was married at Iron Station United Methodist Church in 1955. They have two children, Dennis Schronce and Michael Schronce, both of Lincolnton. They have two grandchildren,…

Church to host family fun evening

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Members of the Lincolnton Church of God hope to save souls with free food, horseshoes and live music. “Everything is free,” said Eric Griffin, youth and Christian education director at the church. “It’s just a time of fun and fellowship.” The church will host Family Fun Day this Saturday from…

This old house

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Built in 1884, the home of Homer and Shirley Smith has gone through its share of changes over the years. The one thing that has remained the same, however, is its social atmosphere and open door policy. “It’s like everybody’s home,” said Homer. “It’s a welcome sight.” Homer has lived…

Non-profit uses horsing around for therapeutic health

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At-risk youth can shut out teachers, parents and principals, but there’s one thing that’s impossible to ignore. “You get them in an arena with a horse and there’s no way they do not engage,” said Vicki Robinson, an equine-assisted therapist. “They have met their match.” Shepherd Inc., a non-profit that…

Mind reading magic

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Going out with a bang

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Little support thus far getting Jesus DVD into homes by Christmas

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If all goes right, every household in Lincoln County will receive a Christmas gift this December. Bob Wise, pastor of Creek Side Community Church in Gaston County, hopes it will be a gift that changes lives. The gift Wise hopes to present is the DVD of the movie, “Jesus.” “As…

Y’all come! Ranch House Cafй eager to welcome and serve you

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There is nothing better than Southern home cooking and great hospitality, and the Ranch House Cafй offers just that and more. “People come in here and sit down and talk for hours,” said Sue Pulley, mother of the owner of the Ranch House Cafй. “It’s just a great atmosphere.” Regulars…

Riverkeeper to head international board

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Donna Lisenby, riverkeeper of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has been elected to the leadership of the Waterkeeper Alliance Board of Directors, an international environmental advocacy organization. Riverkeepers, coastkeepers, soundkeepers and baykeepers from Maine to Florida elected Lisenby to the board at its annual conference in June in East Stroudsburg, PA.…