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Scout partners with Lowe’s Home Improvement

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Newspaper column helps man find his grandfather

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Several weeks ago, I wrote a column about Adolphus Travis, who wore a wooden leg made by one of his neighbors. I thought this was an interesting story, but I had no idea it would lead me to another column. Approximately a week after my column…

Church group’s dresses have a worldwide impact

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Denver UMC group sends dresses on mission trips ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Several women that meet weekly at Denver United Methodist Church have made a global impact with their sewing machines. Church members Faye Helton, Jean Durham, Connie Berry, Wanda Reynolds, Judy Martin and Margaret Reep came together in May…

Lincolnton Class of ‘57 holds reunion

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Delivering the mail can be dangerous

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Doug Ballard works for the Post Office, delivering mail every day. Two years ago he was performing his work as usual when the driver of a Camaro hit him from behind. Ballard said he was attempting to make a left turn when the Camaro decided to…

Rock Springs Class of ‘51 holds reunion

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MILLER: Protect your pet from rabies

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KAREN MILLER Guest Columnist Sept. 28 was National Rabies Day. The following article will hopefully raise awareness about rabies and answer questions that you may have concerning rabies. Rabies is a severe, fatal disease that causes encephalitis in warm-blooded animals. It is a vaccine-preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats, ferrets,…

BALLARD: Grandfather created an artificial leg

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist I met Dean McCree at her antiques store on Highway 321. She told me the following moment she will never forget. McCree said she lived on a farm when she was young. She remembered her granddaddy having a large tool shop and using his tools to…

Notable News

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Seaman Matthew Williamson graduated from the Great Lakes Naval Academy Quartermaster A school on Aug. 27, 2014. He is currently stationed on the USS Winston S. Churchill at the Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia. He is the son of Andy and Susan Rose Williamson of Lincolnton and the grandson of…

Boy Scouts earn awards and ranks

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