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55th Anniversary

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Robert “Bob” Auton and Irene Gilbert Auton recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. Bob is a retired truck driver and Irene is a retired textile worker. They met at Union School. They have four children, 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. They will celebrate with their family and friends Aug. 9…

Denver troop learns basics of orienteering

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Boy Scout Troop 83 in Denver learned the skills of orienteering last week. Some of the Scouts recently received their tenderfoot badge as they crossed over the bridge from Cub Scout to Boy Scout. Part of their ranking process was to learn about the method of orienteering. Orienteering teaches the…

Around Town 7/21/2008

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MEETING CHANGE The Lincoln County Democratic Women will not meet Tuesday. The next meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Lincoln County Democratic Headquarters. VISION VAN The Lincolnton Lions Club and the Wal-Mart Vision Center in Lincolnton are co-sponsoring the North Carolina Lions’ “See the 21st Century” Vision…

80th birthday

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Med student chooses patients over research

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For as long as she can remember, Annie Lutin knew she wanted to be a doctor. After graduating from Wake Forest University in the spring with her bachelor’s degree in biology, Lutin is taking the summer off for the first time since high school. Last summer and the summer before,…

UNC-Chapel Hill graduates listed

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently released its list of local students who earned degrees in the spring. From Lincolnton, Patrick L. Fletcher earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Also from Lincolnton, students who received bachelor’s degrees were Sade Simone Carter, journalism and mass communications; Jose Manuel…

CMC-Lincoln staff rates workplace high

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Employees of Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln gave their workplace high marks in a recent national survey, according to a CMC press release. CMC-Lincoln placed high in seven out of nine categories, including awards for Teamwork within Departments, Teamwork between Departments, Immediate Supervisor Relationships, Overall as a place to work, Training and…

CMC-Lincoln offers older drivers program

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Carolina Medical Center-Lincoln wants to help keep elderly motorists safe by making sure their car fits them correctly. In collaboration with AAA, the AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) and the American Occupational Therapy Association, CMC-Lincoln is hosting a program called “CarFit.” CMC-Lincoln officials trained in the “CarFit”…

Sinclair wins prizes in DDA promotion

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Jennifer Sinclair of Lincolnton is the winner of the 2008 Find Your Independents Scavenger Hunt, presented by the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton. For the past two weeks, the City of Lincolnton has been celebrating “Independents Days” to motivate customers to support their community by shopping at locally owned, independent…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n James M. Wilson Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Correction on charges of assault on a…