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Educator named honorary survivor

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Joel Heavner knows that there are no sure things when it comes to cancer. Although he’s been cancer-free for four years, he’s not taking anything for granted. “A lot of people, it comes back,” he said. That said, the prostate cancer he had to fight is one of the most…

Community rallied around stylist

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Kristy Smith, an honorary survivor for this year’s Lincolnton Relay for Life, feels compelled to support the cause. A survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, she knows how important a community can be to recovery. “It’s so great being a part of a small town like Lincolnton when it comes to things…

100th Birthday

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4-H Talent and Fashion Show

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Pictured right are fashion winners Erynn Chambers, who took home first place, and Emily Sherrill, who won second place. Pictured right are fashion junior winners Darlene Mejia, third place; Chelsea Mills, first place and Ruth Perkins, second place.…

Attendance low day after school was locked down

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About 38 percent of students at West Lincoln Middle School were absent from classes Thursday following the discovery of an alleged hit list. “Everything went smoothly yesterday but we’re still going to be cautious,” said Belinda Branson, special project coordinator for Lincoln County Schools. “The kids were in good spirits…

Church’s First Ladies group stays active through fellowship

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When most people think of first ladies, names like Martha Washington, Mary Todd Lincoln and Laura Bush probably come to mind. Yet there’s a whole group of first ladies right here in Lincolnton. They’re the First Ladies of First Presbyterian Church, and, while they don’t hang out at the White…

Around Town 5/2/2008

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FUNDRAISER Howards Creek Community Center will hold its annual yard sale, bake sale and silent auction 7 a.m. until noon on May 3. Proceeds will be used for building and grounds maintenance. Beverages will be available for sale. The center is five miles west of Lincolnton off N.C. 27 and…

Resource officer does multiple duties

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“We do more then just walk around a school all day,” said Seth Bailey, school resource officer at North Lincoln High School. Bailey says that he is not only an officer but a law-related counselor and teacher. “Our job is to prevent child [delinquents] from close contact with students and…

Around Town—Church Briefs

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GOSPEL CONCERT The Christian Singles Fellowship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church will have a gospel concert 7 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. The concert will feature Lee Fortune. Please bring a snack to share. For more information, call Barry Long at (704) 735-7515. BIBLE STUDIES St. John’s Lutheran Church, 310…

Annual lake safety classes are Saturday

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When the Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron launches its annual safety classes this Saturday, a favorite former commander won’t be there to steer the ship. After battling illness for several years, Jack Morgan, 81, died March 30 in Lenoir. Although he left the Denver community in 2006, the avid…