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Raising awareness

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Even if you’ve stared death straight in the eye, battled cancer and claimed victory, talking in front of a group of people can prove nerve-wracking. Joyce Houser has told her story of surviving colon cancer to rooms packed with people, despite her stage fright. She’s decided overcoming her nervousness is…

Student singers

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Verdict Ridge soldier in Afghanistan receives gift from Verdict Ridge staff

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The stories Verdict Ridge staff members have been reading that are being written by one of its newest residents, Col. Randal Bockenstedt, currently stationed in Afghanistan, has so moved them that they recently put together and sent him a “goodie box.” Among the items included was a Verdict Ridge beach…

Alert sounded for aquatic weed possibly invading Lake Norman

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The lake might have a new monster worse than Normie, Lake Norman’s legendary creature. Salvinia Molesta, or Giant Salvinia as it is commonly known, may be creeping its way into Lake Norman. If it’s not there yet, it may be just a matter of time. The floating, rootless aquatic fern…

Walking trail under pair of watchful eyes

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A looming white sheet, seven feet tall, stood at the side of the walking trail at the Florence Soule Shanklin Memorial Library. Children, members of the Westport Garden Club and residents of east Lincoln gathered to celebrate Arbor Day. Many people waited on the trail with baited breath in order…

Area women over 50 have people seeing red

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The Red Hat Kiddies of Denver proved that one does not have to fear getting older. Dressed in their red hats and purple outfits, the women laughed, told jokes and even played the kazoo, the official instrument of the Red Hat Society. It was hard not to notice them at…

Lake Calendar

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QUILTING CLASS One six hour class will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 to make a New York beauty wallhanging. Cost is $45. For more information contact the Quilter’s Haven at (704) 483-5999. EAST LINCOLN COMMUNITY GARDEN CLUB The East Lincoln Community Garden Club…

Around Town 5/4/2005

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GOSPEL SINGING A gospel singing will be held featuring Real Faith at Horseshoe Lake Road in Lincolnton at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone is welcome. NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at Ryan’s…

Taking Christ to the open road

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Strapping on a pair of boots, putting on a leather jacket and taking to the road on a motorcycle can be a spiritual experience. “To me, I see the beauty of what God has created everywhere, from the wind to the smell of the flowers,” said Shirley Morris, a Christian…

All that jazz

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