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Knights in shining armor

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(Top photo, from left) Thomas Keene spends a few minutes talking with Keyton Servoss, a student at A Place to Grow. (Bottom photo, from left) Jim Hallman, with the Knights of Columbus, along with fellow knight Thomas Keene, shares a laugh with Neal Rhyne (middle) Pat Underwood and A Place…

Around Town 2/17/2006

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REVIVAL The Bruce Weeks family will be in revival at God’s Filling Station, 2075 Laboratory Road in Lincolnton, Wednesday through Saturday at 7 p.m. each evening. Catherine Black is the pastor. For more information, contact Lester Black at (704) 445-8849 or e-mail cblack49@bellsouth.net PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERIES The third informational series,…

Man remembers lifetime devoted to Christianity, poetry and Lincolnton

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(This is the third story in a Black History Month series featuring profiles of Lincoln County community members) Leroy Magness spent his youth working a variety of odd jobs. Coming of age during the Great Depression, he spent time as an errand boy, janitor and even set up pins at…

Learning to eat right for a healthy heart

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It may sound simple — eat right and exercise. Living a healthy lifestyle, however, can be quite a complicated thing in modern day society. Everywhere you turn, food is processed, packaged and filled with saturated fat. Exercise now has to be scheduled. People rarely walk to work or break a…

Class cheers on Valentine`s proposal

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It had not been Heather Hammitt’s best Valentine’s Day. That morning, the Battleground Elementary School teacher had discovered several student assessments missing from her computer. To make matters worse, her boyfriend, who always called, seemed to be neglecting her. Even when she received a dozen roses at the school office,…

Around Town 2/15/2006

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INTERNET SAFETY The Cooperative Extension Community Association will sponsor a program at 10 a.m. Thursday in the James W. Warren Citizens Center with instructive how-to advice re: the Internet and how to protect children and teenagers. If you plan to attend, please call to register at (704) 736-8461. MEETING Lincolnton…

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Making over Mainstreet Grille

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It may be a shock for some, but Mainstreet Cafй and Grille no longer serves hot dogs or hamburgers. In fact, quite a few of its dishes are down right healthy. So how has the downtown Lincolnton restaurant managed to keep its customers happy? Turns out the food is tasty.…

I may not be Cupid in real life….

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(Above) Sandy Maune receives help from Steve Zickefoose…er, correction, Cupid, with some questions as she is taking a Valentine’s Day quiz. Later, after the “exam,” Zickefoose — we mean, Cupid — handed out prizes. One went to (above photo) Priscilla Wise. Another went to Hettie Turner (right photo). All this…

Weekend fun in Denver

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From girl scout cookies to basketball, many had fun in Denver over the weekend. Above, Joey Royko dribbles the basketball for the Gamecocks around Travis Cannon of the Blue Devils in a game of Optimist Basketball at the East Lincoln Community Center. Below, a customer (who didn’t want to give…