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Ken Huffman named Denver firefighter of year

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A close friend and an internship are the two factors that got the Kenneth Huffman, 2006 Denver Fire Department firefighter of the year, first involved in fire service. Huffman, who will soon turn 26, said his initial involvement happened during his senior year at East Lincoln High School. “Andrew Bridges’…

Barefoot skiers ring in 2007 in traditional ceremony on Lake Norman

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For the 29th year in a row, the Carolina Show Ski Team held the “Barefoot Challenge” on the lake to ring in the new year, and the rainy, cold New Year’s Day didn’t keep more than 40 people from watching what has become an annual event at Lake Norman Marina…

Around Town 1/10/2007

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REVIVAL High Shoals Church of God will hold revival services Sunday through Jan. 19 beginning with Sunday services at 11 a.m. and evening services at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Kenneth Braswell will be the guest speaker. MEETING American Legion Post and Unit 30 will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Post…

In remembrance

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50th wedding anniversary

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94-years old

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Desire for ‘Something better’ leads to citizenship

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LINCOLNTON – Ailin Cabellero has been pledging allegiance to the American flag for 10 years, but the simple oath took on a greater significance when she said it during the ceremony Wednesday that made her an U.S. citizen. Waving the tiny American flag given to her by Immigration and Naturalization…

Around Town 1/8/2007

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CONCERT Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church will host a concert Sunday at 6 p.m. featuring the Dove Brothers Quartet. The church is located at 318 West Ballard St. MEETING Lincoln County Board of Realtors membership meeting will be at noon Tuesday at the Denver United Methodist Church. MEETING The Iron Station…

Sheriff’s Department patrol car logo being retired

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Lincoln County residents will soon notice a change in the sheriff’s department’s patrol cars if they haven’t already. The red, white and blue design will be replaced by black and gold graphics. According to Larry Seagle, public information officer for the sheriff’s department, the change will be gradual, occurring over…

Locks of Love

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Miranda Cecchini, 11, a sixth-grader at Lincoln Middle School began 2007 with a bang, receiving her first-ever haircut and donating her nearly 10Ð… inch long tresses to Locks of Love. Her decision to do this was prompted in August 2000, when a grandmother died from ovarian cancer. Although only 4-years-old…