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Student and teacher become lifelong friends

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What started as a teacher-student relationship in 1968 turned into a lifelong friendship that broke through boundaries of age, distance and race. “She didn’t look at color when she taught – she looked at what it was she had to offer and what she could do for kids,” said Eldrenna…

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…

Around Town 8/8/2007

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SINGING Free Holiness Church of Vale will hold a singing Friday at 7 p.m. at Brookford Community Building. Singers include the Mullen Family, Gary Greene, Darrell McLeymore, and a Blue Grass group, The Followers. All proceeds go to the church. DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Poplar Springs AME Zion Church, 1205…

Scholarship winners

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Playing bluegrass with the big boys

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When a 10-year-old boy sat in on a bluegrass-picking session at First United Methodist Church, his fellow players found it adorable. Ron Ballard, one of the organizers of the bluegrass jam session, thought “Great, we’ll have a kid with us today.” “It soon became apparent we had a bluegrass picker,”…

Fried pies soon available from ECA

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The aroma from the James W. Warren Citizens Center kitchen can transport people back to the days when life was simple and the best sweet from mom’s kitchen was a fried pie. The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association will start selling fried pies August 13-17. Patrons may begin ordering…