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Projects teach citizenship for Pumpkin Center pupils

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Kim Dodgin is teaching third- and fifth-graders at Pumpkin Center Intermediate School about citizenship through projects for younger children. The third-graders are making a video for the second-graders at Pumpkin Center Primary School to reassure the younger children about moving to “the other side.” The fifth-graders are helping illustrate a…

POETRY COFFEEHOUSE

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Chris Dean / LTN Photos Mikayla McDowell (left), a fifth-grade student in Caroline Cunningham’s class at Kiser Intermediate School, reads one of the poems she wrote for the class’ poetry coffeehouse. Music teacher Leslie Eunis (right) played the guitar as students read. Fifth-grader Amber Alber shows her class a concrete…

Soup Kitchen dinner Thursday

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A $10 spaghetti supper will provide roughly 20 meals for future clients of Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s soup kitchen. “Every day we see new people and new faces, and this increasingly becomes more so as the economy gets worse,” said Susan Brymer, executive director. The third annual Soup Kitchen…

Around Town 5/5/2008

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SECOND FRIDAY FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant in Denver. The cost is $6 per person. This month’s program features music from E.C. Beatty. To register call Paul and Celia Deese at (704) 483-455 or (704) 483-5778. RABIES…

Leaning on faith
Love blooms in midst of cancer crisis

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Harry and Connie Arthur met, fell in love and were married during Harry’s ongoing fight with cancer. With their two-year anniversary coming up, they still act like newlyweds. “He’s my Prince Charming,” Connie said. Harry, 64, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in November of 2003. Just six months earlier, his…

Educator named honorary survivor

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Joel Heavner knows that there are no sure things when it comes to cancer. Although he’s been cancer-free for four years, he’s not taking anything for granted. “A lot of people, it comes back,” he said. That said, the prostate cancer he had to fight is one of the most…

Community rallied around stylist

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Kristy Smith, an honorary survivor for this year’s Lincolnton Relay for Life, feels compelled to support the cause. A survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, she knows how important a community can be to recovery. “It’s so great being a part of a small town like Lincolnton when it comes to things…

100th Birthday

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4-H Talent and Fashion Show

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Pictured right are fashion winners Erynn Chambers, who took home first place, and Emily Sherrill, who won second place. Pictured right are fashion junior winners Darlene Mejia, third place; Chelsea Mills, first place and Ruth Perkins, second place.…

Attendance low day after school was locked down

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About 38 percent of students at West Lincoln Middle School were absent from classes Thursday following the discovery of an alleged hit list. “Everything went smoothly yesterday but we’re still going to be cautious,” said Belinda Branson, special project coordinator for Lincoln County Schools. “The kids were in good spirits…