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Social worker for the blind helps her clients adjust to life after becoming visually impaired

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Lincoln County’s social worker for the blind knows losing your vision can be a traumatizing thing, but she also knows it doesn’t mean the end of independence. “Part of what I do when I go into homes is try to let these people know that there are totally blind people…

Native a world-traveling architect

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When he was a fourth-grade student living in Lincolnton, Randy Croxton’s teacher told him something that would change his life. Mrs. Brown pointed out he was good at science and math as well as art. “Most people are good at one or the other. It’s very unusual to be good…

Parents, children reading together

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“Family Storyteller,” a pilot program at G.E. Massey Elementary School, is coming to a close, but organizers hope to see more of its kind in the future. The program, which was put together by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, focused on helping 16 parents and their children read together. “Reading…

82nd birthday

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Around Town 2/9/2007

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NARFE The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet Tuesday at Ryan’s Steak House. VALENTINE’S EVENT Cooperative Extension`s Senior Citizens Council have planned an entertaining and educational program for Lincoln County Senior Citizens on Wednesday, Feb. 14. If you would like to attend, please…

Ceremony honors memory of the four chaplains

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On Feb. 3, 1943, the USAT Dorchester was stuck by an enemy torpedo. The blast and its aftermath instantly or almost immediately after killed many onboard. Others died while in the cold, turbulent waters of the north Atlantic Ocean. Lifejackets were in short supply. The four chaplains aboard, two Protestants,…

New Marine’s vet’s organization formally chartered

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The Captain Jeb. F. Seagle Detachment of the Marine Corps League was officially chartered Feb. 6 by Steven T Wilson, National Vice-Commandant for the Midwest Region of the League. The detachment voted to name itself for one of Lincolntons’ own sons, a Marine aviator who was posthumously awarded the Navy…

Grand Openings

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Lincolnton mayor Bobby Huitt holds the ceremonial scissors in preparation for the ribbon cutting at the Citizens Insurance Center Agency grand opening that took place Feb. 2. To the left of the mayor are Lincolnton-Lincoln County chamber of commerce chairman Jack Funk and Mark Mullen, owner of Citizens Insurance. Behind…

Around Town 2/7/2007

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SATURDAY BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church, Startown Road will have a breakfast buffet on 7 – 10 a.m. Saturday. Buffet includes juice, fruit, eggs, grits, cold cereal, pancakes, toast, biscuits, gravy and sausage. Minimum donation of $6 benefits parsonage fund. YARD SALE Boger City United Methodist Church will hold its…

Cold weather means more clients for Christian Ministry

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When the weather outside is frightful, poverty-stricken people who can’t afford heating have a lot to worry about. During December and January, Christian Ministry of Lincoln County spent more than $4,000 on energy-related expenses for clients, and February may be its busiest month yet. “We have had an increase in…