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HUNT Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael C. Hunt, son of Juanita L. Hunt of Cherryville recently graduated from the Nuclear Field “A” School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Goose Creek, S.C. The three- to six-month course teaches machinist’s mates, electrician’s mates and electronics technicians the basics of their…

The battle continues

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Ann Keever continues to fight cancer. The wife, mother and co-owner of a local farm is facing her fourth fight against cancer. But the strong 61-year-old faces each battle with courage. “You just have to stop feeling sorry for yourself,” she said. “You’ve got to focus on what you can…

Couple says family, faith aid in recovery

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Tom Townsend may not make it to Relay for Life this year. He certainly won’t have the strength to walk the Survivors’ Lap. The three-time cancer survivor hopes to be at the track but will have to await the doctor’s approval before he knows for sure. Together, Tom and his…

Illness leads to a healthy life for seamstress, retired teaching assistant

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Elaine Garner says cancer has changed her life, for the better. The 61-year-old seamstress says she lives differently now. “I enjoy life a whole lot more. I just try to seize the moment.” But the retired teaching assistant remembers when her outlook wasn’t quite so sunny. Elaine was diagnosed with…

Lincoln Arts Council awards student artists

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The Lincoln County Schools Student Art Show, sponsored by the Lincoln Arts Council, held its award ceremonies on Sunday, May 2 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. There were three awards ceremonies this year at 2 p.m. for K-2, 3 p.m. for grades 3-5 and 4 p.m. for middle and high…

Dancer’s Edge teams win awards

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Senior and junior competition teams from The Dancer’s Edge won various awards in location competitions. The school’s choreographer, Kim Knowles-Sullivan, won the “Lightening Bolt” award during the White Lightening Talent Competition held April 17 and 18. Contributed Teams from The Dancer’s Edge Dance Studio won honors at Star Systems Regional…

Local teens place in Miss Cheerleader of America

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The Miss Cheerleader of America pageant was held April 4 at the Holiday Inn Center City Charlotte. Haley Caldwell of Lincolnton won second runner-up. A senior at Lincolnton High School, she has been a cheerleader for 11 years and competed on an All-Star team for three years. She is a…

A passion for math equals SAT success

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Most people would be ecstatic if they received a perfect score on the math section of the SAT. Matthew Reece, a West Lincoln High School senior, is not most people. “It was an expectation fulfilled,” said Matthew. “I’ve always done well in math. I guess it should be more of…

Cline Farm subdivision proposes to keep farm feeling

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A 286-acre tract on Reepsville Road could become one of the county’s newest planned districts and include estate lots, a commercial village and condos. But what makes this development different, the developer and county officials say, is the large amount of open space, scenic vistas and recreational opportunities that come…