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Simmons twins share birthday, but a very different life

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When Tim and Mecca Simmons found out they were going to be parents, it was a big surprise. When they learned they were having twins, Tim almost fainted. But it was the news that one baby would be born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate that let the couple…

Camp prepares for school

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Getting ready for school has never been so much fun for nine Lincoln County students. The children participated in the second annual Optima Therapies camp at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School, sponsored by the Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln agency and the school district. “We want these kids to enjoy themselves but…

Losing weight and still eating southern cooking

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Over the course of two years and four months, Hannah Pewitt lost 105 pounds. She has now published a cookbook of her favorite reduced-calorie recipes. Contributed After losing 105 pounds while still eating her favorite family recipes, Hannah Pewitt created her own cookbook: “The Lighter Side of Southern Cooking.” “Anything…

Former foster kid gives back

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A West Lincoln High School student combined her foster-care experience with a dream of becoming a dental hygienist and came up with “Fostering Smiles”. “I wanted to create something of my own, something personal,” said Noelle Jenkins, who entered foster care at age 2. “Fostering Smiles”, her one-woman program, focuses…

Pageant party

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Around Town 8/10/2007

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SPORTS BOOSTERS The North Lincoln High School Sports Boosters will hold a general membership meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in the seminar room. Plans for the upcoming year will be reviewed as well as updates on committee activities. BIBLE SCHOOL Unity Baptist Church, Lincolnton, will hold a game day theme…

Notable News

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· Lincoln County 4-H’ers received honors at the state presentation competitions during the annual North Carolina 4-H Congress. The Congress was held July 16-20 at North Carolina State University. State Winners were: Holly Mills, 16, daughter of James and Barbara Mills of Belmont, placed fourth in the State 4-H Fashion…

60 years of perfect church attendance

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Nellie Carpenter hasn’t missed a day of church in 60 years. She hasn’t missed a Sunday service because 60 years ago she made a promise to Jesus she would be faithful to the church because he healed her pain. After suffering with a painful blood condition for 21 years, Carpenter…

Freedom Church youth believes in helping others

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While most kids are spending their summer vacations soaking up air conditioning as they lie on the couch watching TV, there’s a group of local teens who found a more productive way to spend at least a part of their summer. The youth from Freedom Church, a relatively new congregation…

Pacesetters strive for the cup

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The 10 organizations stepping up to the plate for this year’s United Way pacesetter campaign have something to strive for. During its kickoff breakfast Wednesday at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, the non-profit unveiled its pacesetter cup, a trophy that will be bestowed upon the winning pacesetter. “We thought it would be…