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Exhibit subjects have triumphed over adversity

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Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln’s latest art exhibit, “Triumph Over Adversity” honors individuals who have overcome obstacles. The hospital and Arts Council of Lincoln County are sponsoring the exhibit featured on the James Harrill Memorial Wall of Art through July 31. “It is photographs of a diverse population of people – Hispanic,…

Sadly time to say goodbye

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I’m just going to come out and say it — I’m leaving the paper. Sadness. Anxiety. Now let’s all have a group hug. I’ve loved my time here. I’ve loved writing about all the charitable organizations and quirky characters that make up this county. I’ve especially loved covering education, something…

50th anniversary

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Ken and Shirley DeWert of Lincolnton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 7. They were married in May 5, 1961 in Painted Post, N.Y. They are the parents of Sheryl, Penny, Connie and Kenny. Grandchildren are Jessica, Amanda, Dustin, Ashley, Heidi, Wendy, Andrea and Heather. Great-grandchildren are Faith, Mason…

Notable News

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Ashlyn Black received the Superior Ribbon at ASCI Speech Meet held March 17. She also won first place in the spelling bee. Ashlyn attends First Wesleyan Christian School in Gastonia. She is the daughter of Andrea Whitener and Terris Black of Charlotte. Grandparents are Willard and Thelma Whitener of Denver…

Make it a Mother’s Day to remember

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Every spring individuals celebrate their mothers on Mother`s Day. It has evolved from a day to honor mothers to one that recognizes all special women. Therefore, if there is a woman in one`s life who isn`t a biological mother — but special nonetheless — Mother`s Day can be a time…

School nutrition program turning profit

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Budget cuts have hurt all aspects of Lincoln County Schools with one exception — the system’s Child Nutrition Department, which has made an estimated $250,000 in profits this year. “The Child Nutrition program has been very successful this year financially,” said Steve Zickefoose, assistant superintendent for business. The Child Nutrition…

Campers will be digging into history

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Historical Association Archaeology Camp participants will dig through the dirt this summer to uncover information about North Carolina’s past. “As long as they’re finding stuff, they’re really excited,” said January Porter, LCHA curator of archaeology and collections. The camp has two sessions with the first one taking place 9 a.m.…

Body of missing Maiden teen found

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A Maiden teen who went missing while swimming at a South Carolina beach last week was found dead Sunday afternoon. Jeremy Truitt, 18, was on a spring break trip at Myrtle Beach with two high school friends when he went missing in the ocean around 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to…

Around Town 5/2/2011

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SECRETS TO TELL The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse will be speakers for a special program for girls 4th through 8th grades 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at Asbury United Methodist Church. The program is part of a countywide effort to educate girls and their parents…

Briley, Robinson Engagement

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Mark and Donna Robinson of Lincolnton are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Lieutenant Mitchell Carl Robinson, United States Army, to Mari Elizabeth Briley. She is the daughter of Carl and Marianna Briley of Stokes, N.C. The couple has planned a wedding for May 28, 2011 in Nashville,…