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K-9 project to save lives

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Scott Davis remembers the moment when Chance Smith, a missing 6-year-old in Locust, N.C., was found. Davis was so excited. The boy had been reported missing in December 2003 after walking into the woods with his dog and not returning. But then the bad news came. He was dead. This…

Partying protests re-ignite

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Now that fish are busy eating up the fast growing weed called hydrilla, the Lake Norman Marine Commission wants to focus on safety on the lake. At Monday night’s meeting, residents of The Point lake and golf club spoke out against the partying at Cocktail Cove, which is off the…

Butterfly Beauty

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Safe boating a major concern for lake patrollers

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With the temperature rising, the sun shinning and the water glistening, many people are frolicking at the lake. Boating and riding jet skis are a few of the activities that are popular. Practicing boating safety is always a big concern once people get out on the water, said Darrell Hutchens…

Lake Calendar

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BOATING SAFETY CLASS Flotillas 17-6 and 17-8 of Lake Norman will offer a free boating safety class Saturday, May 15. The class will be held at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church beginning at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will not be served, bring a lunch or take lunch during the one hour…

Long-time teaching partners retire

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For 27 years, Cindy Hatley and Kay Lowe worked with each other in their kindergarten classroom. Together they have tended bruises, taught the alphabet and had much needed chocolate breaks. On Thursday afternoon, the two women said goodbye to their life of teaching at a reception at S. Ray Lowder…

Service News

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HUNT Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael C. Hunt, son of Juanita L. Hunt of Cherryville recently graduated from the Nuclear Field “A” School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Goose Creek, S.C. The three- to six-month course teaches machinist’s mates, electrician’s mates and electronics technicians the basics of their…

Couple says family, faith aid in recovery

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Tom Townsend may not make it to Relay for Life this year. He certainly won’t have the strength to walk the Survivors’ Lap. The three-time cancer survivor hopes to be at the track but will have to await the doctor’s approval before he knows for sure. Together, Tom and his…

Illness leads to a healthy life for seamstress, retired teaching assistant

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Elaine Garner says cancer has changed her life, for the better. The 61-year-old seamstress says she lives differently now. “I enjoy life a whole lot more. I just try to seize the moment.” But the retired teaching assistant remembers when her outlook wasn’t quite so sunny. Elaine was diagnosed with…

Lincoln Arts Council awards student artists

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The Lincoln County Schools Student Art Show, sponsored by the Lincoln Arts Council, held its award ceremonies on Sunday, May 2 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. There were three awards ceremonies this year at 2 p.m. for K-2, 3 p.m. for grades 3-5 and 4 p.m. for middle and high…