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Student talks about Japan experiences

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A West Lincoln High School graduate, who has spent the past four months studying in Japan, spent Thursday and Friday speaking to West Lincoln Middle School seventh-grade students about her experiences. Alexis Baker spoke about Japanese fashion, boy bands, kabuki theater, sushi, fashion and technology. “No flying cars, sadly, but…

‘Angelic Thunder’ brings fight between angels, demons to life

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William Westbrook had noticed that angels and demons had become popular subjects in television, movies and books. He also noticed that the stories about these angels and demons were rarely based on scripture, and this realization led him to pick up his pen for the first time in more than…

Newspaper’s annual breakfast

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BELOW: LTN Publisher Jerry Leedy (center) takes a moment to speak with guests during the breakfast.…

Actavis donates to Red Cross on behalf of Haiti quake victims

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Actavis, which has a manufacturing facility in Lincolnton, is donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help the victims of last week’s Haiti’s earthquake. “The scale of this tragedy has been unimaginable, and all of us at Actavis have been moved and inspired by the tremendous effort to bring…

Around Town 1/22/2010

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H1N1 VACCINES The Lincoln County Health Department will offer free H1N1 vaccines for residents 6 months and older from 1-4 p.m. today. Please bring a picture identification. Residents who cannot come to this clinic may call (704) 735-3001 to make an appointment to get their vaccination. RECEPTION The Arts Council…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Road in Lincolnton, will have a breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. For more information, contact Vickie Lewis at (704) 735-7468 or the Rev. Ted Bost at trbostjr@charter.net. BREAKFAST BENEFIT Macedonia United Methodist Church in Vale will have a…

Family experience informs owner of new insurance biz

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Fourteen years ago, Evelyn Fox Ross’ father purchased long term care insurance to protect his wife. Fox Ross’ father would be taken care of financially, thanks to his pension plan, but he knew there might not be enough money in case something unexpected happened to his wife’s health in the…

National Guard coming home after tour of duty

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When members of Lincolnton’s National Guard Alpha Battery First Battalion of the 113th Field Artillery come home, they’ll be greeted with yellow ribbons lining Main Street. “We have to let these men know we appreciate their sacrifices,” said Dale Punch with the American Legion. “Whether you’re for the war or…

Pageant benefits NJROTC

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West Lincoln High School’s NJROTC program has had little in the way of funding this year, but one supportive grandmother hopes to change that with sashes and sequins. “So many people are out of work, and you just can’t afford to do any functions,” said Belinda Bryson, who is guardian…

Concert honors memory

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West Lincoln teenager Sadie Redding died Jan. 31, 2007. Her death and subsequent organ donation resulted in saved and improved lives as well as a family friend’s renewed faith. “It woke me up and brought me to the way of thinking I need to have,” said Laura Abigail Page, a…