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Twisting and tucking champions

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Northerner moves South, opens shop

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Former bed and breakfast owner Judy Armstrong brought her love of flowers to the South when she moved to North Carolina three years ago. “I had a flower shop and bed and breakfast called Arbor Rose in Alton, Ill.,” Armstrong said. After moving to Denver, Armstrong realized how much she…

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”…

Sinclair wins prizes in DDA promotion

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Jennifer Sinclair of Lincolnton is the winner of the 2008 Find Your Independents Scavenger Hunt, presented by the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton. For the past two weeks, the City of Lincolnton has been celebrating “Independents Days” to motivate customers to support their community by shopping at locally owned, independent…

Around Town 7/18/2008

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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 Van from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24 in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Eye screenings will be given free of charge. All individuals who wish…