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WLHS 40th reunion

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Speaker talks about fight against cancer

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For almost 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Rita Harmon-Law has been a part of that movement for the past 10 years. She is ACS’s mission delivery director for Western North Carolina. On Wednesday, Harmon-Law was…

Maiden woman killed in Fla. crash

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Maiden woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash after getting out of her car to flag down help along a Cape Canaveral road. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 39-year-old Tammy Chester, of Maiden, N.C., was apparently trying to get help for her husband,…

Shaolin Kung Fu students excel at karate nationals

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Shaolin Kung Fu School students won more than 40 trophies at Reed’s Karate Nationals in Charlotte. The Denver-based martial arts studio had 24 students, from ages 4 to 40, compete in the Sept. 25 event. They took home trophies in the empty hand forms, free sparring and weapon forms divisions.…

CROP Hunger Walk to take steps against poverty

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Bud Hawkins is hoping to raise $10,000 Sunday with the Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Hunger Walk. Hawkins, and his wife, Jeanne, are the walk coordinators for East Lincoln. They have been involved in the walk for years. Last year, the walk raised $8,800 and had 161 participants. Hawkins…

Around Town 10/20/2010

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DIABETES FOOT CARE Gwen McBee and Pam Huffstetler will present a program on Diabetes Foot Care and Shoes at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Dogwood Room of Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln. For more information, call (980) 212-6037. FORUM AND DEBATE The East Lincoln Betterment Association will hold an electoral forum and…

Blackburn Reunion

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Preparation increases chances of gardening success

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We’ll be starting our newest Master Gardener training course in late October. In addition to conveying information, I try to teach the students in the class a way to think about horticulture. Let me see if I can explain what I mean. When gardeners fail, it’s frequently because they haven’t…

Send your recipes

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The Lincoln Times-News annual holiday recipe contest is now accepting recipe entries in the following categories: main dish, bread, vegetable and dessert. Texts of recipes should be e-mailed to LTNcontest@ gmail.com. They can also be mailed to Lincoln Times-News P.O. Box 40, Lincolnton, NC 28093 or brought by the office…

Cooperative Extension rounding up pesticides

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The North Carolina Department of Agriculture will dispose of pesticides free of charge Thursday. “Everything is properly disposed of,” said Libby Yarber, an extension agent with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “They even take the containers.” Pesticides of all sorts including insecticides, herbicides and fungicides will be accepted 10 a.m.…