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Around Town 1/6/2006

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NARFE The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. MEETING Sons of the Confederate Veterans-Gen. Robert F. Hoke/ Col. William J. Hoke, Camp 1616 will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. SCHOLARSHIP Gen. R.F.…

Fifth Generation

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Raising money in memory of mom

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While Lincoln County’s Relay for Life won’t kick off its 2006 campaign until Tuesday, it’s already $1,000 closer to its $206,000 goal. That first $1,000 was earned by Jody Rhyne, a Lincolnton man who lost his mother, Patricia Rhyne, to cancer this summer. Jody and his brother Chris both work…

A Tale Of Two Churches
Congregation moves closer to home site

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Members celebrate after their first service in their new home. Chris Dean / LTN Photo On the first day of the new year, Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church celebrated returning to its Main Street location after three years away. “We, like Israel, have crossed over, and we’re back in the…

A Tale Of Two Churches
Rebuilding a destroyed sanctuary

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On August 31, 2001, Salem Baptist Church’s long-time minister retired. Two years later on the same day, the church was struck by lightening for the second time in a matter of weeks. The resulting fire completely destroyed the sanctuary. “Everything happens for a reason — God has a reason,” said…

Two Branches, Fifth Generation

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Baby Aubrey Hedgpeth is the fifth generation on both sides of her family. Above, she is surrounded by (from left to right, back row) Carrol Dean Dellinger and Jeff Dellinger and (left to right, bottom row) Rosa Dellinger and Danielle Hedgpeth. Below, she is with (back row, right to left)…

Couple`s love reaches from Lincoln to Guatemala

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When Anne Wepner isn’t busy pastoring Salem United Church of Christ in Lincolnton, she can be found at home taking care of seven dogs, two cats and 10 children. Actually, there are 12 children, but only 10 live at the Hickory-Lincolnton Highway home. “Early in my marriage to my husband,…

Share The Warmth

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Capturing history through artwork

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Stephanie Hagens makes Denver easy on the eyes, one brushstroke at a time. The UNC-W junior and 2003 East Lincoln High School grad has built a portfolio of public work throughout Denver. Her portrait of Audrey Hepburn placed best in show in the Lincoln Arts Council county-wide exhibition in 2003.…

Denver man witnessed history

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The phrase “it’s not rocket science” doesn’t apply to Denver resident Paul Schaarschmidt. For most of the 1960s and part of the 1970s, Schaarschmidt helped engineer the Lunar Excursion Module. “I worked for Grumman Aerospace, who built LEMs for NASA,” he said. In constructing the 18 LEMs that Grumman built…