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NAACP event is Saturday night

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The NAACP looks forward to an elegant evening of feasting, bestowing honors and hearing an admired speaker Saturday night. The annual Sam and Annie Bigger’s Scholarship Banquet is the only fundraiser the Lincoln County branch of the NAACP has. Despite the banquet’s move to a different location – Verdict Ridge…

Brain injury killed athlete

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North Lincoln Middle School athlete Will McLeod likely died from injuries as the result of blunt force head trauma, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenberg County medical examiner’s office. The 13-year-old suffered a subdural hematoma, or bleeding on top of the brain, and was declared dead at 6:22 a.m., Oct. 11, nearly…

Around Town 10/12/2007

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LUNCHEON The Lincolnton Business and Professional Women’s Organization will meet to celebrate Nation Business Women’s Week, salute Lincoln County’s working women and honor Women of the Year recipients. The luncheon is at noon Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church. If you would like to attend, RSVP…

Maryvale celebrates 25 years

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Sisters excitedly hugged and praised their former students at the Maryvale Day Care School 25th Anniversary Celebration, but they were still able to sneak in a little discipline. “Some of you kids, we haven’t seen in 25 years!” Sister Mary Francis said to the crowd. “Be ashamed! You should come…

Woodside and its owner featured in album’s art

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Rick Ramseur didn’t believe it when he returned home from a cruise to find a series of answering machine messages asking to use his home for a rock star’s photo shoot. “At first I thought it was a gag,” he said. “I have some friends that are big practical jokers.”…

Development enhanced

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Pastor always had a flock, but struggled to get a church

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When C.S. Lattimore was called to the ministry nearly 30 years ago, she also felt another kind of call. She felt called to come to Lincolnton. “God called me and He anointed me and he sent me to Lincolnton,” said Lattimore. “He was speaking in my mind just like footsteps.”…

Diabetes coordinator leads fight

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Lincoln residents are twice as likely to develop diabetes and that statistic pushes Gwenn McBee every day of her life. With fake food and empty boxes lining shelves of carpeted hospital room she uses as teaching props, the registered nurse and diabetes coordinator explains it is easy to spot the…

Lake Norman liner chartered for laughter

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Everyone knows Lake Norman is great for fishing, swimming or jet skiing. Soon it could be known for something else: laughter. The maiden voyage of the Lake Norman Laugh Liner is slated for Friday. The comedy cruise, designed for use by corporate or private groups, could soon change the definition…

Pastor mixes his ministerial duties with school work

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Almost a year ago, a local farmer, grandfather, and school bus driver took another position to serve other people. Pastor Wayne Brittain celebrates his first anniversary with his congregation at Sharon Baptist Church in Iron Station in November. Sharon is Brittain’s first full-time pastorate, but he has served Lincoln County…