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Art a life-long passion

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At 86, Arie Reinhardt Taylor isn’t content to spend her days relaxing in a recliner, snoozing in front of the television. She’s an artist, and has been for more than 50 years. She isn’t planning on that changing any time soon. “It gives you a real sense of accomplishment when…

Summer reading made fun

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The Get a Clue at Your Library Summer Reading Program is in full swing at the West Lincoln Branch Library on N.C. 27 West. The for-fun reading incentive program encourages children to explore the wonderful world of books. Those who enroll in the program receive a free reading record folder…

West Lincoln Locals

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Children attending Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church’s vacation bible school (above) played instruments and sung Wednesday night. (Below) West Lincoln High School graduates Jason and Shannon Devine celebrate Jason’s cross-country bike ride with Ride Across America, which raised money for organ donation research. Shannon is also known as Mrs. USA.…

Future Farmers of America

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65th anniversary

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John and Catherine Smith celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary June 26. “Smitty” and Catherine met in Statesville when both were employed by Southern Bell Telephone Company. Shortly after their marriage, the United States Army shipped Smitty to North Africa for three years of service in World War II. On his…

65th anniversary

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Winfred Lester Willis and Margaret Cochrane Willis celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary today, June 27. They were married on June 27, 1942 in Gaffney, S.C. Shortly after their wedding, Winfred was deployed to the Pacific fleet to serve in the United States Navy for almost three years before returning home…

Lions Club awards two scholarships at banquet

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Anticipation was keen June 19 at the annual Lions Club scholarship banquet. In addition to the awarding of two $500 scholarships that will be paid directly to the colleges each recipient will be attending, the local club installed its officers and committee leaders for 2007 – 2008. It was also…

Learning to babysit

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DABA members revved up about upcoming year

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The members of the Denver Area Business Association (DABA) gathered at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club in Stanley for their monthly meeting Thursday. With no guest speaker this month, members and guests got the chance to do some networking before and after the brief meeting. President Gary Caldwell spoke briefly before…

Surrender House appeal to artists to design a logo

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Surrender House, a new transitional facility in Lincolnton for women in the early stages of substance abuse recovery, needs a logo. The organization is looking to the creativity of local visual artists for help. The logo will be used on brochures, correspondences, Web site and other forms of communication representing…