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More charges filed against rape suspect

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies located and apprehended a man wanted for two counts of statutory rape. Working on a tip, sheriff’s deputies found Dennis Richard McCurry, 37, of the 300 block of Lambs Way, Iron Station hiding in a residence in the 2500 block of Country Club Road. Deputies Steve…

Apple Queen bids farewell

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The 2006 Apple Queen chose to do more than sign autographs and wave from a convertible, and she hopes the 2007 winner follows her example. “Take advantage of every opportunity to go out in the community and make a difference because you only get one year,” said Valerie Fite, 20,…

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…

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…

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…