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No rescue too small for volunteer firefighters

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Although she is the proud owner of 80 birds, it broke Diana Vance’s heart when her small cockatiel flew out the door one cold Monday. “They say once they’re gone, they never come back,” she said. Vance, who keeps unwanted and disabled birds, followed her cockatiel for hours, hoping it…

Wearing red sends message to women

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People across the country are wearing red Friday to bring awareness to heart disease in women. “Of course it’s the number one killer of women,” said Courtney Hilliard, community relations coordinator at Lincoln Medical Center. “It’s said by most positions to be a preventable disease, or one in which lifestyle…

Students join quest to break record

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A local business is asking for the community’s help in its quest to help underprivileged children by teaching them discipline and self-respect through martial arts. Students at the Samurai Arts Institute in Lincolnton will be taking part in a nationwide attempt on May 14 to break the current world record…

Around Town 1/31/2005

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LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Branch Club will meet Monday, Feb. 7 at the Lincoln House at 12 p.m. The Lincolnton Lions will meet Tuesday at 6:30 at Ryan’s Steak House. DEMOCRATIC MEN’S CLUB Democratic Men’s Club of Lincoln County will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Lincoln…

Icy Berries

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Love Memorial Elementary aids tsunami victims

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Children at Love Memorial Elementary School are lending a hand to victims of the South East Asia tsunamis. Staff and students recently started a service project, “Give a Heart, Lend a Hand.” Each day money is collected in buckets and added to the fund to help those affected by the…

Fire destroys home

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VALE — Officials are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a house in western Lincoln County Monday evening. The fire broke out at 6454 Sain Milling Road at about 5:15 p.m. Monday, said Kelly Yount, captain of the Union Volunteer Fire Department. Three other departments…

Learning a love of reading

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For many kids living in west Lincoln, Thursday morning is a time of crafts, songs and storytelling. For their mothers, it’s a time to get some peace and quiet. During the three years the West Lincoln Branch Library has been open, Thursday morning at 10:30 p.m. is story time for…

County may add more bus trips to Charlotte

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The county has applied for funding from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program to possibly expand the bus route from Denver to Charlotte. The motion to go forward with the process was made by Commissioner Marie Moore at Monday night’s meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.…

Alpharma Fund Raiser

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Alpharma’s corporate office agreed to match dollar for dollar funds raised by a hot dog lunch at the local plant for victims of the tsunamis. Employees are shown at the serving line in top photo. Deanna Hardey, shown at left serving a hot dog, John Allou and Elaine Childs headed…