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Chrissy Wallace continues tradition

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Proving the nayesaying boys wrong motivates 19-year old Chrissy Wallace as she creates a place for women in the driver’s seat. Wallace, who comes from a racing family, is the first female to win at several tracks. She is the first female to have won at the Hickory track in…

50th anniversary

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Bob and Leslie Costner of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 4. The couple were married Aug. 4, 1957 at Rhyne Heights United Methodist Church. An anniversary celebration took place Aug. 4 at the Rhyne Height’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Their children are Leslie Ann Davis of Mt.…

Simmons twins share birthday, but a very different life

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When Tim and Mecca Simmons found out they were going to be parents, it was a big surprise. When they learned they were having twins, Tim almost fainted. But it was the news that one baby would be born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate that let the couple…

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…

Losing weight and still eating southern cooking

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Over the course of two years and four months, Hannah Pewitt lost 105 pounds. She has now published a cookbook of her favorite reduced-calorie recipes. Contributed After losing 105 pounds while still eating her favorite family recipes, Hannah Pewitt created her own cookbook: “The Lighter Side of Southern Cooking.” “Anything…

Former foster kid gives back

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A West Lincoln High School student combined her foster-care experience with a dream of becoming a dental hygienist and came up with “Fostering Smiles”. “I wanted to create something of my own, something personal,” said Noelle Jenkins, who entered foster care at age 2. “Fostering Smiles”, her one-woman program, focuses…

Pageant party

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Around Town 8/10/2007

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SPORTS BOOSTERS The North Lincoln High School Sports Boosters will hold a general membership meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in the seminar room. Plans for the upcoming year will be reviewed as well as updates on committee activities. BIBLE SCHOOL Unity Baptist Church, Lincolnton, will hold a game day theme…

Notable News

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· Lincoln County 4-H’ers received honors at the state presentation competitions during the annual North Carolina 4-H Congress. The Congress was held July 16-20 at North Carolina State University. State Winners were: Holly Mills, 16, daughter of James and Barbara Mills of Belmont, placed fourth in the State 4-H Fashion…