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Young graduates

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Thanking the academy

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50th Anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hudson of Maiden celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 4. They were married July 4, 1958 in York, S.C. They have one son, Chris Hudson, and wife Sherry of Newton and one grandson, Rich Hudson of Newton. They have a number of nieces and nephews. A…

Victory Grove Tabernacle builds ‘a new everything’

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There are some big changes in store for Victory Grove Tabernacle. “We’re going to build a new everything,” the Rev. Dale Hendricks said of the Lincolnton church’s construction plans. “We’re looking at a gym and a fellowship area, as well as a new sanctuary and Sunday school rooms.” Hendricks says…

Y benefit to help student go abroad

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This August, 14-year-old Cassadi Pauley will get her first chance to visit a foreign country as part of the YMCA International Conference in Prague. This Saturday, local residents will get the opportunity to help her make the trip by taking part in “One Enchanted Evening,” a second chance prom at…

Around Town 6/27/2008

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4-H YARD SALE Lincoln County 4-H will have a yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Items will include children’s clothing, comic book games, knick-knacks and home decor items. HOSPICE MEETING Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County invites all…

Ocean Blvd. plays Thursday

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Last week, Ocean Blvd. Band’s original song, “Let’s Go Shaggin’ Tonight,” hit No. 1 on the charts at Myrtle Beach’s 94.9 The Surf for the second time. Soon, folks in Lincolnton will get a chance to hear the song live, as Ocean Blvd. Band is scheduled to perform Thursday at…

Lake deputy keeps alert watch

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His eyes hidden behind sunglasses, Lincoln County lake patrol deputy Jason Hutchinson scanned the waters of Lake Norman until he zeroed in on something. In a “no wake” zone, Hutchinson spied a man in his 30s on an older model jet ski. “He was doing doughnuts and spraying people,” he…

Fire district tax accord still elusive

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Gaston and Lincoln County officials are not budging in a dispute involving disparate tax rates paid to support Alexis Fire Department. Unless a deal is reached soon, some residents in southeastern Lincoln County could see continued delays in response times because of inadequate staffing of a new $550,000 substation, according…

Doctor learns while treating young patients

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Four years ago, Dr. Wissam Nadra opened Lakeshore Pediatric Center. Nadra, who treats patients from birth to 21 years old, said he wanted to be a physician since childhood. “I grew up in the Mediterranean area of Europe and would see the kids who were caught in the middle of…