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Former hobbyist makes racing his life

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Jim Long considers racing to be his work and hobby all entwined into one. Long has been involved in the racing industry for 21 years. He has been with Hendrix Motorsports in Harrisburg since 1995 and has been crew chief for four. He heads up a group of 31 people…

Grand Opening

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Mark Twain comes to life

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Rumors of Mark Twain’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Find that hard to believe? Then just head to “Mark Twain! On Stage,” which comes to the James W. Warren Citizens Center on Jan. 27. “He is alive and well,” said Mary Whisonant, publicity chairwoman for the Lincoln County Concert Association.…

Play tells Confederate`s war stories

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The story of one nameless Confederate solider will be told this Saturday night in the musical play “Soldiers in Grey.” The play, which will be held at the American Legion Building on North Aspen Street in Lincolnton, touches on life before during and after the Civil War. The performance begins…

Odd Fellows welcomes first female member

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Although Pauline Roach is the first female member of the Lincoln County Odd Fellows, the group has never made her feel odd about not being a fellow. “I was a little apprehensive at first. I didn’t know what to expect,” she said. “I didn’t know how they would accept me,…

Fashion divas formed at academy

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Anyone who’s looking to get pampered from head to toe and still stay on a budget needs look no further than the Cosmetic Arts Academy in Lincolnton. “Anybody and everybody is welcome as a customer,” said Kathy Pitman, instructor. Need a haircut complete with a shampoo? Five dollars please. Looking…

Former school nurse urged student health

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DENVER – Ruth Hill may be famous. The 79-year-old was a nurse for 38 years and may have been the connection to getting breakfasts in North Carolina schools. The Denver resident worked in Statesville at three elementary and two junior high schools as the school nurse and worked with low…

Browne to lead East Lincoln group

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DENVER – The East Lincoln Betterment Association has established its new officers for the 2005-2006 year. Peter Browne, a Denver resident and past vice-president of ELBA, has taken the position of president for a two-year term. He takes over from Greg Coffey who was co-president for two years with Celeste…

Lake Calendar

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LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING La Leche League of West Norman will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm at Denver United Methodist Church. Mothers and their breast fed babies, and expectant mothers are welcome. For more information or questions please call Caroline at (704) 483-0758. 2ND FRIDAY…

Around Town 1/19/2005

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FORMAL PINK ICE BALL Zi Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will have it’s seventh annual formal pink ice ball and dinner on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Park in the conference center, Hickory. Tickets are $40 a person. For more information call…