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CARE GIVERS SUPPORT MINISTRY New Hope Baptist Church, in Denver will host their ministry for those who must take care of the disabled or the elderly. Speaker will be Marty Hovis, Service Program coordinator. Meeting will be Wednesday Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. For more information call…

87th Birthday

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The Reeps Grove United Methodist Church family honored William Ezra Hartman on his 87th birthday with a surprise birthday dinner at the church. Approximately 100 people enjoyed the covered dish dinner. Special guests were his sister, Gustavie Davis, and her family. Members of the Yount and Wright families, close neighbors…

50th Anniversary

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Marshall and Zettie Whitesides of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th anniversary Sept. 12, 2004. They were married Sept. 12, 1954 in South Carolina. They have four children, Jeanette and Darrell Huffman, Renee and Norris Page, David and Debbie Whitesides and Rick and Robin Newton. Grandchildren are Shannon Sigmon, Mitzi Hernandez, Jennifer…

Lincoln County marching bands make a fancy first showing

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Bands from all four Lincoln County high schools joined together to play the national anthem on Tuesday night. The bands were gathered for their annual band preview show in which each marching band performs their new competitive piece. The event took place in North Lincoln High School’s recently completed stadium.…

Miss Denver pageant offers divisions

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DENVER — Wendy Galle was shy and timid at the age of 12. She had no self esteem or motivation. With encouragement from her mother, Galle got involved in pageants and it changed her as an individual. “I gained a lot of self esteem and motivation,” Galle said. “I realized…

Do you feel any safer now than directly after Sept. 11?

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“After the attack I don’t feel safe. I felt safe before. It has changed my opinion of being safe because we just took everything for granted.” W.G. Reid of Maiden “I feel safe. I think it was handled accordingly when it happened. It was a tragedy, everyone was fearful and…

Attacks prompt updates in airport security

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Management at the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Regional Airport follows the old adage — better safe than sorry. Since the terrorists attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001, safety devices totaling $26,000 have been added to the airport. Airport Manager Jeff Lynn feels the money is well spent. “The security measures make…

Grants, training provide better preparation for local agencies

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Following the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, emergency services in Lincoln County changed. Homeland security grant money was divvied up among local agencies to provide for new equipment and better preparation. And local law enforcement agencies began training with a new focus in mind. The county developed a Homeland…

Curriculum reflects effects of 9/11

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Covering the events of Sept. 11, 2001 has a different effect on U.S. History students than discussing the Civil War or Pearl Harbor. “The kids have lived this,” said Mike Bowen, an Advanced Placement U.S. History and AP Government teacher at Lincolnton High School. “Three years ago these young men…

Power outage relocates court

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Torrential rains shorted the power at the Lincoln County courthouse, but that didn’t put court out of session. District court relocated to the James W. Warren Citizens Center and superior court, which is being held this week, relocated to the county jail at the Harven A. Crouse Law Enforcement and…