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Campbell staff member recognized by NC DECA

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Jodi Stamey Peeler was recognized by North Carolina DECA (NC DECA) as an Honorary Life Member at the 2007 DECA State Leadership Conference in Greensboro. Peeler received the honor for her dedication to the organization and her influence on the lives of North Carolina’s Youth. The honorary Life Membership Award…

Around Town 3/12/2007

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COALITION OF CHURCHES The Coalition of Churches will meet 7 p.m. today at the Oaklawn Center. The program will be a discussion of Holy Week services and the 2007 yearly calendar. The public is invited to attend. DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING The Lincoln County Democratic Party will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday…

YMCA lifeguard’s inspirational weight loss stemmed from a desire for health, not vanity

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In 1996, when she weighed over 400 pounds, Sherry Reinhardt never dreamed she would be a lifeguard. Now, eleven years and over 280 pounds later (and lighter), Reinhardt is a lifeguard at the YMCA. But more importantly, she’s healthy. Reinhardt, who is currently the assistant director at A Place to…

Her own home search leads to excellent opportunity of helping others find a home

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Habitat for Humanity is an organization its sole purpose to help families in need have houses of their own. Ironically, Habitat’s new Family Services Coordinator came to Lincolnton — and to her new job — because she found a house she wanted for her own. Ren Johnson, a California native,…

Groundbreaking

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(Top photo) Charter school officials, along with elected officials, members of the chamber of commerce and other key leaders in the county, both in the eastern section as well as throughout, prepare to “break ground” where the charter school will erect a permanent structure. (Above) Students at the school also…

Tour

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(Top Photo) 15 students from Kiser Intermediate School took a tour of the Doug Herbert racing facility conducted by Herbert himself (wearing the striped shirt) Students learned such performance information such as horsepower (9000 HP); fuel consumption (one gallon per second); top speed (300+ mph) and acceleration (zero to 100…

Lincoln woman tackles law school, legislature

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There’s no debate that Lincolnton-native Carrie McLean grew up to become one of the first female attorneys in the state of North Carolina. Some say, however, that McLean has the honor of being the very first. “Saying ‘the first,’ I’m not sure,” said Darrell Harkey, Lincoln County Historical coordinator. “She…

Seminar helps participants heal

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Many people who go through a divorce aren’t prepared to handle the pain that comes with it. “Some people don’t even realize what’s going on with them,” said Melinda Houser, a family and consumer sciences extension agent. DivorceCare, an eight-week support group put on by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension,…

50th anniversary

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First of its kind

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