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No. 179 – Huge gathering of Methodists begins 2-week stand Monday

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For 178 consecutive years, Rock Springs Camp Meeting has been a gathering of biblical proportions. In spite of multiple fires, one recorded earthquake, a regional polio epidemic, occupation by Union soldiers and at least one lawsuit, the Methodist-founded gathering has consistently come together to blend music, fellowship and Christian worship…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should boaters be required to have a license on Lake Norman?” Kathy Boger, Denver: “I don’t know if they need a license, but they should be required to take a safety class. I’m a little nervous out on the lake, particularly with the power boats that fly by and with…

Around Town 7/23/2008

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CVFD MEETING The Crouse Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual community meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the fire station. HOMECOMING Roseland Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at 1172 Rose Hill Drive. A covered-dish lunch…

Coach touts Locklin’s play as consistent

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Denver American Legion Post 455 had a rough American Legion baseball season. However, head coach Bruce Bolick said one player was consistent and helped guide his team to the playoffs. “He plays multiple positions. He’s not only pitched, he’s a catcher, he can play outfield, first base,” Bolick said. “And…

Around Town 7/21/2008

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MEETING CHANGE The Lincoln County Democratic Women will not meet Tuesday. The next meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Lincoln County Democratic Headquarters. VISION VAN The Lincolnton Lions Club and the Wal-Mart Vision Center in Lincolnton are co-sponsoring the North Carolina Lions’ “See the 21st Century” Vision…

80th birthday

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Med student chooses patients over research

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For as long as she can remember, Annie Lutin knew she wanted to be a doctor. After graduating from Wake Forest University in the spring with her bachelor’s degree in biology, Lutin is taking the summer off for the first time since high school. Last summer and the summer before,…

UNC-Chapel Hill graduates listed

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently released its list of local students who earned degrees in the spring. From Lincolnton, Patrick L. Fletcher earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Also from Lincolnton, students who received bachelor’s degrees were Sade Simone Carter, journalism and mass communications; Jose Manuel…

CMC-Lincoln staff rates workplace high

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Employees of Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln gave their workplace high marks in a recent national survey, according to a CMC press release. CMC-Lincoln placed high in seven out of nine categories, including awards for Teamwork within Departments, Teamwork between Departments, Immediate Supervisor Relationships, Overall as a place to work, Training and…

CMC-Lincoln offers older drivers program

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Carolina Medical Center-Lincoln wants to help keep elderly motorists safe by making sure their car fits them correctly. In collaboration with AAA, the AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) and the American Occupational Therapy Association, CMC-Lincoln is hosting a program called “CarFit.” CMC-Lincoln officials trained in the “CarFit”…