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Intern on mission for Obama election

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Anna Stoudemire didn’t grow up in Lincoln County, but she’s here now, and she’s on a mission. “I grew up in Atlanta,” Stoudemire said. “My dad grew up here.” Her father, Alan “Zeke” Stoudemire, was well known in the community, as are her aunt, Sylvia Wallace, and grandmother, Louise Stoudemire,…

Around Town 9/15/2008

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REVIVAL Revival services will be at 7 p.m. today and every night through Friday this week at Welcome Baptist Church., 500 E. Cloninger St., Dallas. There will be special singing and preaching with Dr. Jason Coley For more information, call the Rev. Earl Payne at (704) 712-8205. BUILDING NETWORKS The…

Hillbilly Hotrodders fight cancer

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The Laney family of Maiden is no stranger to cancer. According to Natine Laney, her husband, Dale, is a cancer survivor. Her son, Mike, has suffered from leukemia, which, thankfully, is in remission. Natine, Dale and Mike Laney are also car lovers, and they’ve found a way to combine their…

More space equals more learning at More at Four

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There’s more room in Lincoln County’s More at Four classrooms, which help at-risk children prepare for kindergarten. “Teachers say it does wonders,” said Heath Belcher, principal of Childers Elementary School. The elementary school is just one of 12 More at Four locations in Lincoln County, and the pre-kindergarten program has…

Students studying U.S. Constitution

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Students across the United States will be studying the founding of their country this week. “It’s just important to know the beginning history of our country and how we’re free,” said Ruby Parker, co-chairman of the Jacob Forney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. “Hopefully we can stay…

City Council approves student advisory board

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Lincolnton City Council approved members of the 2008-09 City of Lincolnton Student Advisory Council at a meeting held Thursday night. The council is made up of five students each from Lincolnton, West Lincoln, East Lincoln and North Lincoln high schools and two students from Lincoln Charter School. There are also…

Cherryville residents try to keep Harris Teeter open

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Concerned residents in Cherryville are making an effort to stop a grocery store from closing. Harris Teeter, located at 1008 East Main St., is scheduled to close its doors at the end of September, Richard Randall, director of the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce, said. After several requests from the community,…

Community Activities

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DINNER, DANCE The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area is presenting a dinner and dance featuring musician Les Marple. The event is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. Cover charge is $5. Bring a covered dish. Beverages…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church on Startown Road will have a breakfast buffet on Saturday September 13 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The buffet will include eggs, meats, gravy, hot and cold cereal, juice, beverage and homemade biscuits. Donations to the benefit parsonage-fund. Call Joann Brooks at (704) 735-4327…

School wins Blue Ribbon

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Iron Station Elementary School has been honored for leaving no child behind. “It is the first time in the history of Lincoln County Schools that the federal government has recognized one of our schools as a Blue Ribbon School and that is Iron Station,” David Martin, superintendent of Lincoln County…