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Seniors celebrating 10 years of Wayne’s Feast

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When Celia Deese’s brother, Wayne Griffin, passed away on a Tuesday night in 1997, she prayed for guidance. The 61-year-old died of congestive heart failure 21 years after suffering a massive heart attack at the age of 40. When Griffin was alive he started senior meetings that were held monthly…

Woman discovers father’s military papers

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While sorting through her mother’s old things, Susie McMurry Estep found something surprising tucked away inside a bible. The sheets of paper were thin and tattered. As she unfolded them, she learned for the first time that her father had been on the front line on D-Day and was subsequently…

Seniors shape up at YMCA

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Seniors can always find seasonal activities at the YMCA and they are not all sweaty workouts. Some are simply health enhancing screenings and many are educational programs. The third annual Senior Health Fair will be from 9 – 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10 and is in partnership with Lincoln…

Police phone calls provide comfort to live-alone elderly

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Getting a phone call from the police might not seem like a good way to wake up, but for 30 Lincolnton seniors, it’s how they start their day. The RUOK — “Are You OK” — program has been used by the Lincolnton Police Department for the past 15 years. The…

Senior Rotarian

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Within the Week

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The Lincolnton Lions Club had to make a tough call last Thursday night. The weekend weather was looking grim, but they had brooms to sell. What to do? After much discussion, the group decided to postpone their annual spring fund raiser. But don’t worry, unlike last year’s Apple Festival, this…

Lincolnton Lions Club helps blind and deaf

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Members of the Lincolnton Lions Club, wearing purple and gold vests, will be making a clean sweep of the city this weekend. Club members will be at Wal-Mart, Bi-Lo and Main Street from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday selling brooms, kazoos, patriotic and humorous badges and…

Sewing With Style

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Bike safety encouraged

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APRIL B. DILLON Extension Agent ———————————— When warm weather begins, so do outdoor activities for youth and families. Bike riding is a popular sport for many during the summer, but how many bike riders are prepared for safety on their ride? While an excellent source of exercise, bicycles are also…

Student dreams of flying high

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When Lincolnton High School senior Ryan Moore was in the third grade, he visited the United States Naval Academy for the first time. He knew then what he wanted to do with his life. “It’s awe-inspiring just seeing everyone walk around in full uniform,” he said. After excelling as both…