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Community seeks to aid woman’s battling

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Tiffany Pratt seems just like any other normal 18-year-old. She enjoys hanging out with friends, playing with her two dogs and spending time with her family, including several nieces and nephews. Pratt dreams of getting a college degree in business management and opening a business close to her Denver home.…

Mustangs coach: V-ball team shows confidence

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DENVER — Headed into her second year of coaching, East Lincoln head volleyball coach Stacy Possert said her team is more confident. Last season Possert was named the Mustangs coach, leading the team to a 16-7 overall record, a third place in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference and a first-round…

Around Town 8/24/2009

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RED CROSS DRIVES The Lincoln County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from 2:30-7 p.m. today at Crouse United Methodist Church. The following drives are also scheduled for this month: 2:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Abernethy Chevrolet; 2:30-7 P.M. Aug. 31 at Calvary Baptist Church and…

Around Town 8/21/2009

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HOT DOG BENEFIT A hot dog roast to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, Arts and Science and the United Way will be held until 2 p.m. today at Healthy at Home, located at 853 S. Laurel St., in Lincolnton. The cost for a hotdog, chips and a drink is $2.50.…

Twins: twice as fun, but double trouble

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Glenda Lynch had always wanted twins. The wish started growing up with her first cousins, who were fraternal twins. “Susan, Sandra and I were always real close,” Lynch said. “We grew up together, and I always thought it’d be cool.” Later one, another set of twin cousins was born —…

Woman wins 14-day makeover

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Michelle Jolly had grown up eating Southern home cooking and she was raising her children the same way. She knew she needed to help her family develop healthier habits, but she didn’t know where to start. “Sometimes I just feel so helpless,” she said. When Lincolnton resident saw a contest…

Author writes of love, loss

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When Dianne Wilson Elliott was 18, she picked up a pen and wrote a book. “I had a yearning to write, but naturally we have to get paying jobs,” she said. “I wrote a good bit and just kind of tossed it aside, and I moved it about 15 times…

LEDA Art Invitational

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Tribute to Elvis set for fall

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The heart of Elvis Presley will be alive and well Nov. 28 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Tickets for “It’s Elvis, A Holiday Tribute to the King” are on sale now. A portion of proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County. “The residents of Lincoln County have…