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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…

Baptist Association helps couple

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After spending countless hours on mission trips outside the state, the Southfork Baptist Association decided to volunteer its time a little closer to home. Thanks to the work of its members, Phil and Joan Price of Iron Station will soon have a new place to call home. “Have you ever…

Get acquainted with local shelter

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Here are some reasons to get acquainted with your local animal shelter this October, the ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog month: — A shelter has more choices than any pet store. After all, although there are many kinds of purebred dogs, mixed breeds are infinite in variety. If you have…

Pastor always had a flock, but struggled to get a church

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When C.S. Lattimore was called to the ministry nearly 30 years ago, she also felt another kind of call. She felt called to come to Lincolnton. “God called me and He anointed me and he sent me to Lincolnton,” said Lattimore. “He was speaking in my mind just like footsteps.”…

Diabetes coordinator leads fight

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Lincoln residents are twice as likely to develop diabetes and that statistic pushes Gwenn McBee every day of her life. With fake food and empty boxes lining shelves of carpeted hospital room she uses as teaching props, the registered nurse and diabetes coordinator explains it is easy to spot the…

Around Town 10/12/2007

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LUNCHEON The Lincolnton Business and Professional Women’s Organization will meet to celebrate Nation Business Women’s Week, salute Lincoln County’s working women and honor Women of the Year recipients. The luncheon is at noon Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church. If you would like to attend, RSVP…