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50th anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children and grandchildren Sept. 29 at First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. Thompson is the former Doris K. Rhyne. The couple was married Sept. 29, 1957 in Spruce Pine. He is a retired magistrate.…

Kiwanis Club induction

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Two Dimensions hits new level

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When Scott Smith started playing DJ over a decade ago, he was doing just that, playing. Now, it’s what he does for a living. “I got started back in February of ’92,” Smith said. “It started out as a hobby.” According to Smith, his parents were involved in a Lincolnton…

Around Town 10/15/2007

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HOT DOG SALE The High Shoals Volunteer Fire Department will have a hot dog sale beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The fire department is located at 110 Thompkins St. in High Shoals. Plates are $3.75 and include two hot dogs, beans and chips. Hot dogs are $1 each. There…

NAACP event is Saturday night

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The NAACP looks forward to an elegant evening of feasting, bestowing honors and hearing an admired speaker Saturday night. The annual Sam and Annie Bigger’s Scholarship Banquet is the only fundraiser the Lincoln County branch of the NAACP has. Despite the banquet’s move to a different location – Verdict Ridge…

Brain injury killed athlete

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North Lincoln Middle School athlete Will McLeod likely died from injuries as the result of blunt force head trauma, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenberg County medical examiner’s office. The 13-year-old suffered a subdural hematoma, or bleeding on top of the brain, and was declared dead at 6:22 a.m., Oct. 11, nearly…

Sydnie Tate, 7, is on a mission for Down syndrome

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Sydnie Tate isn’t your typical 7-year-old. She’s a kid with a cause, and she’s raised $3,465 toward that cause so far this year. Sydnie has Down syndrome and has participated in the Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte’s Buddy Walk for the past six years, each time raising money for the…

Pumpkin Center Primary has annual fundraiser

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Instead of selling wrapping paper or chocolate, students at Pumpkin Center Primary School have the Annual Olympic Fun Run to raise money for their school. The students at PCPS had their 3rd Annual Olympic Fun Run on Friday. Principal of PCPS, Dr. Mitch Eisner, said that Pumpkin Center’s PTA organized…

Hundreds attend fundraiser

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Nearly 100 motorcycles roared into WoodMill Winery Sunday in support of foster children. “To see all those bikes coming down the road and turning into this driveway was remarkable,” said Sandy Kennedy, supervisor of foster care and adoptions at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services. More than 200 people…

Man recreates old family home place

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Frank McAulay got interested in his family’s history about seven years ago. Now, he’s found a way to bring that history to life: building a realistic model of the old family home place. “We sold the old farm back in 2000,” said McAulay, who lives in Lucia. “When I cleaned…