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Church Briefs

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TENT MEETING The Rev. Don Curtis and the Rev. Shane Blair will speak 7 p.m. this evening through Monday at Reepsville Road near June Bug Road in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 263-1589 or (980) 429-6885. YARD SALE Spirit Life Praise and Worship Center, 1424 Wilma Sigmon Road, Lincolnton,…

Around Town 5/1/2009

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ECA TRIPS The Extension Community Association, an organization under the umbrella of Cooperative Extension, is sponsoring a bus tour May 11-13 to Charleston, S.C. The tour includes three plantations and gardens, a riverboat cruise, visit to the aquarium, a guided tour through Charleston and other specials. Tour cost includes bus,…

Survivor continues the fight

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Barbara Farnsworth, 61, received an unpleasant Christmas present in 2007. While she did her routine breast exam, she found something strange. “It was different than anything I had felt before,” Farnsworth said. She tried to put her worry from her mind. “A lot of it’s denial, I think,” Farnsworth said.…

Early detection key

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In 1985, Priscilla Wise was diagnosed with cancer. She was in her late 30s and had two young children at home. “They found a tumor,” she said. “(My doctor) felt 95 percent sure that it was colon cancer, and of course, it was a shock to hear. It’s a shock…

Denver resident takes cancer in stride

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Don Putnam has been involved with the East Lincoln Relay for Life since its inception more than a decade ago — shortly before he, himself, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. At the time, he was 69 years old. His grandfather and four aunts had died of cancer, and he knew…

Annual cruise-in on Sunday

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Area car enthusiasts will party like it’s 1989 Sunday at the Downtown Lincolnton Cruise In. “Everybody came to Lincolnton,” said Jerry Fletcher, an organizer. “The cruising was big time — every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, it would take 45 minutes to an hour to get through town.” Cars and…

Medal of Honor winner to speak

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North Carolina’s only native-born Congressional Medal of Honor recipient will be speaking tonight at the American Legion. Robert Patterson received the award for his service in Vietnam. “He’s a real American hero,” said Dale Punch, event chairman. “He’s not a sports hero. More people should know about these recipients. They…

Community Calendar

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Energy Explorium Duke Energy will host a “Newcomers Day” at the Energy Explorium in Huntersville from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Call (704) 875-5600. Wayne’s Friday Feast Wayne’s Second Friday Feast will host their monthly luncheon at 9:45 a.m. on May 8 at Capt. Pete’s Restaurant of N.C. 150.…

Around Town 4/29/2009

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TENT MEETING The Rev. Don Curtis and the Rev. Shane Blair will speak 7 p.m. tonight through Monday at Reepsville Road near June Bug Road in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 263-1589 or (980) 429-6885. REVIVAL Webbs Chapel Baptist Church, 3051 Gaston Webbs Chapel Road, Lincolnton, will have a…

Child-safety seat check

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Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services and the Lincolnton Fire Department will conduct a free child-safety seat check Friday. “It’s important for parents to make sure that their child-safety seats are installed properly,” Ted Mankowski, deputy director for Lincoln County EMS said. “80 to 90 percent of all car seats are…