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No rescue too small for volunteer firefighters

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Although she is the proud owner of 80 birds, it broke Diana Vance’s heart when her small cockatiel flew out the door one cold Monday. “They say once they’re gone, they never come back,” she said. Vance, who keeps unwanted and disabled birds, followed her cockatiel for hours, hoping it…

Wearing red sends message to women

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People across the country are wearing red Friday to bring awareness to heart disease in women. “Of course it’s the number one killer of women,” said Courtney Hilliard, community relations coordinator at Lincoln Medical Center. “It’s said by most positions to be a preventable disease, or one in which lifestyle…

Students join quest to break record

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A local business is asking for the community’s help in its quest to help underprivileged children by teaching them discipline and self-respect through martial arts. Students at the Samurai Arts Institute in Lincolnton will be taking part in a nationwide attempt on May 14 to break the current world record…

Lake Calendar

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PROBUS CLUB MTG John Wendel, meteorologist at WCNC-TV, will speak to the Probus Club of Lake Norman on February 15 at Lake Norman Lutheran Church located on N.C. 16. Social hour will begin at 10 a.m., the program will start at 10:30 a.m. He will discuss predicting the weather, weather…

A BIG Fish

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Keeping It Green

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Volunteer leads along the presidential route

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Deanna Ballard stays on the road most of the time. Her volunteer work with George W. Bush has led her to be a part of the Advance Team, which tours with the president on his campaign. The group consists of five other people. The team led her to move to…

Around Town 1/31/2005

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LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Branch Club will meet Monday, Feb. 7 at the Lincoln House at 12 p.m. The Lincolnton Lions will meet Tuesday at 6:30 at Ryan’s Steak House. DEMOCRATIC MEN’S CLUB Democratic Men’s Club of Lincoln County will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Lincoln…

Icy Berries

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Alpharma Fund Raiser

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Alpharma’s corporate office agreed to match dollar for dollar funds raised by a hot dog lunch at the local plant for victims of the tsunamis. Employees are shown at the serving line in top photo. Deanna Hardey, shown at left serving a hot dog, John Allou and Elaine Childs headed…