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Pacesetters strive for the cup

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The 10 organizations stepping up to the plate for this year’s United Way pacesetter campaign have something to strive for. During its kickoff breakfast Wednesday at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln, the non-profit unveiled its pacesetter cup, a trophy that will be bestowed upon the winning pacesetter. “We thought it would be…

Deputies recover stolen ring, jewelry

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Lincoln County deputies recovered a stolen Super Bowl Ring of a former Carolina Panther during an undercover operation. Deputies worked with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police and charged Matthew John Dibruno, Iron Station with possessing stolen property. Officer purchased the ring in undercover sting. The Super Bowl ring belonged to former Carolina…

More charges filed against rape suspect

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies located and apprehended a man wanted for two counts of statutory rape. Working on a tip, sheriff’s deputies found Dennis Richard McCurry, 37, of the 300 block of Lambs Way, Iron Station hiding in a residence in the 2500 block of Country Club Road. Deputies Steve…

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…

Around Town 8/8/2007

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SINGING Free Holiness Church of Vale will hold a singing Friday at 7 p.m. at Brookford Community Building. Singers include the Mullen Family, Gary Greene, Darrell McLeymore, and a Blue Grass group, The Followers. All proceeds go to the church. DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Poplar Springs AME Zion Church, 1205…

Scholarship winners

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Playing bluegrass with the big boys

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When a 10-year-old boy sat in on a bluegrass-picking session at First United Methodist Church, his fellow players found it adorable. Ron Ballard, one of the organizers of the bluegrass jam session, thought “Great, we’ll have a kid with us today.” “It soon became apparent we had a bluegrass picker,”…