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Child heatstroke deaths are preventable

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist Seven deaths due to parents leaving children in a hot car have been reported already this year. Last year, 44 deaths occurred nationwide, including two in North Carolina. Kelly Ransdell, Safe Kids North Carolina director, advised caregivers to always provide layers of protection. “Always place important…

My great-grandmother was a gypsy

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Last week we were having some problems with out ATT-Uverse recorder and I called for service. Kevin Pitts, an ATT-Uverse employee, was sent to help me with my problem. As with everyone else I meet, I asked him, “What is a moment you will never forget?”…

Wright named to 2014 NCCCA All State Cheerleading Team

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Preschool graduation

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2013 Top Dog Award

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Service News — 6-11-14

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ELHS student to attend Marine Corps Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy Grant Athey, a junior at East Lincoln High School, was one of 150 high school students selected nationwide to attend the USMC 2014 Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy (SLCDA) at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va. from July…

Club News — 6-9-14

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The North Brook #2 Extension and Community Association Club met May 19 at North Brook Community Center with 10 members present. President Lucille Johnson welcomed everyone, and a meal was enjoyed by all. Glenda “Doodle” Craig read the meeting devotion “Quiet Giving From the Psalms. Members also celebrated May birthdays…

Eagle Scout Award

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Ballard: A childhood brush with history

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Andrew Haislip is an employee at the Brian Center in Lincolnton. I asked him what was a moment he would never forget and he gave me the following story. “I was eight years old and I was with my uncle in Washington, D.C. at the speech…

West Lincoln ‘Rebel Navy’ JROTC earns third consecutive distinguished unit award

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Special to LTN The 11th annual Blue/Gold Award Ceremony held on May 15 was highlighted with the announcement of the “Rebel Navy” as a NJROTC Area Six Distinguished Unit for the third consecutive year. This prestigious award is earned by 30 percent of Navy JROTC units nationwide. The award recognizes…