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Around Town 8/27/2008

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CRAFT SALE Calvary Baptist Church will hold a craft sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 2093 Boy Scout Road, Lincolnton. The sale will benefit a medical missions trip to Honduras. Items featured will include fall, winter and Christmas decor in country and primitive styles, collectible, pottery and…

County works to clear air

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It’s a plastic barrel the size of a small shack, jet-black and packed with patented chemical pellets that are designed to mask noxious septic fumes. Called the Peacemaker 6000, county officials and residents alike are crossing their fingers the Syneco Systems-manufactured device will live up to its name. Installed two…

All he has to do is sing naturally

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For 19-year-old Adam Rose of Maiden, being a musician just comes naturally. “My whole family does music, literally everyone,” he said. According to Rose, the members of his father’s side of the family are known to be musically inclined. He says his dad is a keyboard player and his grandmother,…

Man celebrates 101st birthday

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Hillard Anthony, 101, has lived a life of clean living and hard working. “Hard work will never kill no one,” he said. He was born in Northbrook in 1907 when a new car cost $500 and gas was 6 cents a gallon. He now lives on his own two miles…

Produce builds strong marriage

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The couple that gardens together, stays together. “He likes to play in the dirt, so do I, and we help each other a lot” said Loretta Payseur of her husband, George. The couple has been married for 30 years. “Both of our first mates died, and we both remarried again,…

Class offers support

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA’s Health Quest Weight Management Class will help participants lose weight, but don’t expect any quick fixes. “It’s those small baby steps that get you there,” said Donna Sassano, senior wellness member experience director, of weight loss. “It’s just making that long-term commitment.” The eight-week program…

Trip to Prague impacts YMCA teen leaders

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Going to Prague was a life-changing experience for those representing the Lincoln County Family YMCA at a YMCA teen leadership conference held in the eastern European city. “I think what surprised me the most was how much the teens grew,” said Julie Foreman, program director. “They came back with a…

‘The Producers’ ready to take the stage

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West Lincoln JROTC cadets go to sea on U.S. Navy ship

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West Lincoln High School’s Naval JROTC program took 15 cadets to sea this summer. Along with spending five days “under way,” or 50 to 100 miles offshore, they also earned certification in sailing small crafts. Those certifications, senior Ryan Helton said, are lifelong and can be used on bases “as…

Principal will have many hats

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Christy Hutchinson, the new principal at Lincoln Charter School’s east campus, always knew she wanted to work in education. She cites that realization as occurring around second grade, but she says her mother tells people Hutchinson knew her future career path before that. “I was telling my brothers what to…