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Five generations

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80th birthday

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Frick, Belvin Engagement

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Elizabeth Ann Frick and Joshua Carr Belvin announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Elizabeth is the daughter of Bud and Ann Stressman and Duane Frick of Fremont, Mich. She is a recent graduate of Western Carolina University with a Spanish degree and is a nursing assistant. She plans to translate…

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…

DAR hopes to honor military women

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The Jacob Forney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is searching for a few good women. “I’m looking for the wives and mothers of those from Lincoln County who are currently in our military – that includes the National Guard and any branch of the military of the…

‘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…