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  Air Force Airman Cody L. Acton recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in  San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who…

Club News

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Priscilla Book Club The January meeting of the Priscilla Book Club was hosted by Sara Miller. Following dessert, members shared news, and Doris Little introduced members to Lincolntonian Jerry Hartman’s book A Great Golden Sun. President Kay Barefoot read correspondence from the Good Neighbor Shop and Coalition Against Child Abuse,…

Shrum named North 321 Volunteer Fireman of the Year

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Gaston College seeking nominees for Altrusa Award

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Gaston College is seeking nominations for its 2014 Altrusa Award for Excellence. Established by Altrusa International of Gastonia through the Gaston College Foundation, the award seeks to reward a fulltime Gaston College faculty or staff member. Award recipients are recognized with a cash prize. The college…

My own unforgettable moment

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist This week I’m giving you my moment because it’s one I will definitely never forget. My husband and I were given a cruise several months ago and we had to take it before Feb. 28. Our anniversary is March 4, so we chose the week of…

Diamonti receives fellowship designation

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Gregory Diamonti, MD Gastroenterology Associates’ Physician Gregory Diamonti, MD, recently received a fellowship designation, FACG, from the American College of Gastroenterology. Recipients are selected based on significant professional achievement and superior competence within the field of gastroenterology, according to a Gastroenterology Associates press release. Dr. Diamonti , who joined the…

Essay winners

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Fundraiser donation

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A different kind of ministry

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest columnist I was talking with some ladies in a coffee house last Friday, realized we were laughing loudly and turned around to apologize to the gentleman sitting at the table beside me. Jason Williams was working on his laptop and just laughed and said it was no…

ASPIRE for Higher Education

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  APRIL DILLON Guest Columnist   As parents and educators, we aspire for our students to do well in school and be accepted to a college that will help them attain their career goals. What do college admission departments look for in a student? While college admissions may vary slightly…