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Couple says family, faith aid in recovery

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Tom Townsend may not make it to Relay for Life this year. He certainly won’t have the strength to walk the Survivors’ Lap. The three-time cancer survivor hopes to be at the track but will have to await the doctor’s approval before he knows for sure. Together, Tom and his…

Illness leads to a healthy life for seamstress, retired teaching assistant

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Elaine Garner says cancer has changed her life, for the better. The 61-year-old seamstress says she lives differently now. “I enjoy life a whole lot more. I just try to seize the moment.” But the retired teaching assistant remembers when her outlook wasn’t quite so sunny. Elaine was diagnosed with…

Lincoln Arts Council awards student artists

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The Lincoln County Schools Student Art Show, sponsored by the Lincoln Arts Council, held its award ceremonies on Sunday, May 2 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. There were three awards ceremonies this year at 2 p.m. for K-2, 3 p.m. for grades 3-5 and 4 p.m. for middle and high…

National Day of Prayer

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Lincolnton celebrated National Prayer Day Thursday afternoon with a ceremony outside the courthouse. Chrystal Hoyle and Bruce Ayers sang along as organizers Alan Hoyle lead the group in song Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

The battle continues

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Ann Keever continues to fight cancer. The wife, mother and co-owner of a local farm is facing her fourth fight against cancer. But the strong 61-year-old faces each battle with courage. “You just have to stop feeling sorry for yourself,” she said. “You’ve got to focus on what you can…

Dancer’s Edge teams win awards

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Senior and junior competition teams from The Dancer’s Edge won various awards in location competitions. The school’s choreographer, Kim Knowles-Sullivan, won the “Lightening Bolt” award during the White Lightening Talent Competition held April 17 and 18. Contributed Teams from The Dancer’s Edge Dance Studio won honors at Star Systems Regional…

Local teens place in Miss Cheerleader of America

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The Miss Cheerleader of America pageant was held April 4 at the Holiday Inn Center City Charlotte. Haley Caldwell of Lincolnton won second runner-up. A senior at Lincolnton High School, she has been a cheerleader for 11 years and competed on an All-Star team for three years. She is a…

Relayers hope for good weather

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The Lincolnton Relay for Life has been plagued by rain over the past two years and organizers want a dry night for this weekend’s events. So far, the forecast sounds good — partly cloudy with highs in the 80s. Co-chair John Dancoff said he hopes it will help this year…

Farmers market opens at new site

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market will open for the 2004 season Thursday at a new location. The market opens at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Lincoln County Health Department on Sigmon Road. The market will also be open at 7 a.m. on Saturday mornings beginning this Saturday.…

Contributions sought by Shriners Club

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Members of the Lincoln County Shrine Club on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will seek donations for Shriners Hospital in exchange for the Shriners newspaper. President Chad Smith said the Shriners will accept any donation offered during the annual campaign.Shriners will be stationed at the intersection of Generals Boulevard and Main…