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60 years of perfect church attendance

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Nellie Carpenter hasn’t missed a day of church in 60 years. She hasn’t missed a Sunday service because 60 years ago she made a promise to Jesus she would be faithful to the church because he healed her pain. After suffering with a painful blood condition for 21 years, Carpenter…

Freedom Church youth believes in helping others

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While most kids are spending their summer vacations soaking up air conditioning as they lie on the couch watching TV, there’s a group of local teens who found a more productive way to spend at least a part of their summer. The youth from Freedom Church, a relatively new congregation…

Pacesetters strive for the cup

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The 10 organizations stepping up to the plate for this year’s United Way pacesetter campaign have something to strive for. During its kickoff breakfast Wednesday at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, the non-profit unveiled its pacesetter cup, a trophy that will be bestowed upon the winning pacesetter. “We thought it would be…

Deputies recover stolen ring, jewelry

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Lincoln County deputies recovered a stolen Super Bowl Ring of a former Carolina Panther during an undercover operation. Deputies worked with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police and charged Matthew John Dibruno, Iron Station with possessing stolen property. Officer purchased the ring in undercover sting. The Super Bowl ring belonged to former Carolina…

More charges filed against rape suspect

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies located and apprehended a man wanted for two counts of statutory rape. Working on a tip, sheriff’s deputies found Dennis Richard McCurry, 37, of the 300 block of Lambs Way, Iron Station hiding in a residence in the 2500 block of Country Club Road. Deputies Steve…

Apple Queen bids farewell

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The 2006 Apple Queen chose to do more than sign autographs and wave from a convertible, and she hopes the 2007 winner follows her example. “Take advantage of every opportunity to go out in the community and make a difference because you only get one year,” said Valerie Fite, 20,…

Student and teacher become lifelong friends

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What started as a teacher-student relationship in 1968 turned into a lifelong friendship that broke through boundaries of age, distance and race. “She didn’t look at color when she taught – she looked at what it was she had to offer and what she could do for kids,” said Eldrenna…

Covekeepers are assigned specific areas of the Lake

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Covekeepers continue to keep Lake Norman clean. The Covekeepers invited the public and county officials to come out on their monthly patrol of Lake Norman last Thursday. Taking four boats out onto the lake, Covekeepers pointed out areas with good and poor buffer zones, low water levels, sedimentation, dredge material…

Denver Rotary Club intalls new officers

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The Denver-Lake Norman Rotary Club has installed new officers and directors for 2007-08. The club was chartered in October 1995 and currently has 53 members. Its goal is to support the needs of the local community and communities throughout the world. This year’s “Fall In Love With Art” Rotary event…

Around Town 8/8/2007

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SINGING Free Holiness Church of Vale will hold a singing Friday at 7 p.m. at Brookford Community Building. Singers include the Mullen Family, Gary Greene, Darrell McLeymore, and a Blue Grass group, The Followers. All proceeds go to the church. DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Poplar Springs AME Zion Church, 1205…