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Remembering life during war

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The life of Bill Carter is one steeped in war, love and history. The 85-year-old World War II veteran spent several years stationed in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands as a mess sergeant. Back surgery kept him out of the battle zone. A Lincolnton native, Carter entered the guard in…

World War I soldier’s letters of love kept safe by daughter

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It’s only sheets of paper — old, folded, crinkled with age, the ink fading. But to Mary Hoffman Heavner, those sheets of paper are more valuable than all the gold in Fort Knox. They are the 30 to 40 letters her father wrote her mother when he was a sailor…

Cotton candy cutie

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Around Town 11/11/2005

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MEETING The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will hold a public, non-agenda meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The purpose of the meeting is to receive input from residents on any matter they would like to address. CHURCH BARBECUE Rehobeth United Methodist Church, 9297…

Area pets get quality care at the Maiden Small Animal Hospital

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MAIDEN – Since 1997, Dr. Kim Mitchell has owned up to having a wonderful position with a terrific company. The best part about her job is the thanks she gets from grateful clients. “It’s a great job,” said Mitchell. “I get a thousand kisses from my patients every day.” Mitchell,…

Lakeshore Presbyterian Church coffee house benefit held for East Lincoln Pregnancy Counseling Center

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Friends, supporters, volunteers and members of Lakeshore Presbyterian Church turned out in droves Thursday night for the church’s monthly coffee house and a benefit for the East Lincoln Pregnancy Counseling Center. The featured speaker was Christian comedian Keith Deltano. “My message is that this center matters,” he said. “We’re making…

Around Town 11/9/2005

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GOSPEL SINGING Cornerstone Church, 411 E. Main St., Maiden, will feature Southern Gospel singing group “The Greenes” at 6 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a love offering. YARD SALE A big indoor yard and hot dog sale will be held 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday at Messiah…

’Tis almost the season

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Senior education

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Pianist combines music and humor

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Blame the “Emile-appeal.” Wherever comedic pianist Emile Pandolfi goes, there are bound to be groupies. “He does have a diehard group of followers, kind of like the Grateful Dead,” said Rick Ramseur, president of the Lincoln County Concert Association, which is organizing the event. These fans have been ordering tickets…