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Honoring organ donors

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Chrissie Redding (above), mother of organ donor Sadie Redding, places flowers beside her daughter’s stone in the Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln’s memorial garden. The garden, which is next to the hospital’s chapel, received seven new stones (below) during a service Tuesday afternoon. They are in honor of organ donors Redding, Dylan…

Commissioners consider expansion, renovation at county animal shelter

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The Lincoln County Animal Shelter passed a recent state inspection, however County Commissioner Alex Patton said he was told by the inspector she will be back in 60 days to make sure conditions improve. He is now pushing to possibly expand the facility. After a January inspection of the facility…

Historic Ingleside tours planned

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For the first time, Ingleside, the Federal-style historic home of David and Jo Clark, will be open for the public’s view. Since its construction around 1817, Ingleside has functioned solely as a residence. Now, however, Lincoln County residents will be invited to view the home during the Historic Ingleside Home…

Winners announced in 2007 Miss Denver pageant

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Fifty-five contestants, ranging in age from 4 to 24, competed in the Miss Denver Scholarship Pageant at North Lincoln High School Saturday, Oct. 20. A winner was chosen in each of the five divisions, including Little Miss Denver, Junior Miss Denver, Young Miss Denver, Teen Miss Denver and Miss Denver.…

Nurse picked in top 100 in N.C.

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iane Byrum always knew what she wanted to do with her life. It just took her a while to realize she could. “I think I’d always wanted to be a nurse, but I didn’t think I was smart enough,” said the Denver resident who works at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.…

Junior Achievement

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Around Town 11/5/2007

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AIRPORT/OPEN HOUSE Lincolnton/Lincoln County Airport will host a “fly-in” open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the airport. Admission and parking are free. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments. Come enjoy fall weather, hangar flying, airplanes, static displays and “a good ol’ fashioned fly-in.” For…

Sheriff sponsors police academy for willing citizens

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Second-grade teacher Terri Salmon reached for her gun and shot a suspect multiple times. It wasn’t a real shooting. Salmon was one of 27 who took part in a shooting simulation offered in the Citizen’s Police Academy. “This is the first Citizen’s Police Academy that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department…

W. Lincoln director says band has best year in decade

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The West Lincoln Rebel Band recently completed its most successful marching season in at least a decade, Director Jack Horner says. In a season of six competitions, West Lincoln never finished lower than second place in its class. “We have worked extremely hard … toward our goal of becoming a…

Churches to rotate as homeless shelters

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With winter knocking, plans to shelter a seemingly growing homeless population by Dec. 1 are taking shape. A grassroots group dedicated to helping fight homelessness settled on a strategy to temporarily shelter homeless men, women and children at Lincolnton churches on a rotating basis every seven days. Under a revised…