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Around Town 10/15/2007

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HOT DOG SALE The High Shoals Volunteer Fire Department will have a hot dog sale beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The fire department is located at 110 Thompkins St. in High Shoals. Plates are $3.75 and include two hot dogs, beans and chips. Hot dogs are $1 each. There…

NAACP event is Saturday night

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The NAACP looks forward to an elegant evening of feasting, bestowing honors and hearing an admired speaker Saturday night. The annual Sam and Annie Bigger’s Scholarship Banquet is the only fundraiser the Lincoln County branch of the NAACP has. Despite the banquet’s move to a different location – Verdict Ridge…

Brain injury killed athlete

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North Lincoln Middle School athlete Will McLeod likely died from injuries as the result of blunt force head trauma, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenberg County medical examiner’s office. The 13-year-old suffered a subdural hematoma, or bleeding on top of the brain, and was declared dead at 6:22 a.m., Oct. 11, nearly…

Sydnie Tate, 7, is on a mission for Down syndrome

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Sydnie Tate isn’t your typical 7-year-old. She’s a kid with a cause, and she’s raised $3,465 toward that cause so far this year. Sydnie has Down syndrome and has participated in the Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte’s Buddy Walk for the past six years, each time raising money for the…

Pumpkin Center Primary has annual fundraiser

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Instead of selling wrapping paper or chocolate, students at Pumpkin Center Primary School have the Annual Olympic Fun Run to raise money for their school. The students at PCPS had their 3rd Annual Olympic Fun Run on Friday. Principal of PCPS, Dr. Mitch Eisner, said that Pumpkin Center’s PTA organized…

Around Town 10/12/2007

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LUNCHEON The Lincolnton Business and Professional Women’s Organization will meet to celebrate Nation Business Women’s Week, salute Lincoln County’s working women and honor Women of the Year recipients. The luncheon is at noon Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church. If you would like to attend, RSVP…

Maryvale celebrates 25 years

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Sisters excitedly hugged and praised their former students at the Maryvale Day Care School 25th Anniversary Celebration, but they were still able to sneak in a little discipline. “Some of you kids, we haven’t seen in 25 years!” Sister Mary Francis said to the crowd. “Be ashamed! You should come…

Woodside and its owner featured in album’s art

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Rick Ramseur didn’t believe it when he returned home from a cruise to find a series of answering machine messages asking to use his home for a rock star’s photo shoot. “At first I thought it was a gag,” he said. “I have some friends that are big practical jokers.”…

Development enhanced

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Pastor always had a flock, but struggled to get a church

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When C.S. Lattimore was called to the ministry nearly 30 years ago, she also felt another kind of call. She felt called to come to Lincolnton. “God called me and He anointed me and he sent me to Lincolnton,” said Lattimore. “He was speaking in my mind just like footsteps.”…