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Around Town 8/15/2007

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HOMECOMING Southside Baptist Church, 1725 Southside Road, will hold homecoming service Sunday at 11 a.m. The service will feature blue grass gospel music by The Griggs and Rev. Roger Beck of Lenoir will be the guest speaker. The service will be followed by lunch on the grounds. COWBOY CHURCH Cross…

Saying goodbye to preschool

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Around Town 8/13/2007

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OPEN HOUSE There will be an open house Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for First Baptist Children’s Ministry, 201 Robin Road. For more information, call (704) 735-9572. OPEN MORE The East Lincoln Community Center will expand its hours to include Saturdays beginning on Sept. 1. Walking will be available from 8:30…

Chrissy Wallace continues tradition

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Proving the nayesaying boys wrong motivates 19-year old Chrissy Wallace as she creates a place for women in the driver’s seat. Wallace, who comes from a racing family, is the first female to win at several tracks. She is the first female to have won at the Hickory track in…

50th anniversary

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Bob and Leslie Costner of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 4. The couple were married Aug. 4, 1957 at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church. An anniversary celebration took place Aug. 4 at the Rhyne Height’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Their children are Leslie Ann Davis of Mt.…

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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