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Med student chooses patients over research

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For as long as she can remember, Annie Lutin knew she wanted to be a doctor. After graduating from Wake Forest University in the spring with her bachelor’s degree in biology, Lutin is taking the summer off for the first time since high school. Last summer and the summer before,…

UNC-Chapel Hill graduates listed

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently released its list of local students who earned degrees in the spring. From Lincolnton, Patrick L. Fletcher earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Also from Lincolnton, students who received bachelor’s degrees were Sade Simone Carter, journalism and mass communications; Jose Manuel…

CMC-Lincoln staff rates workplace high

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Employees of Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln gave their workplace high marks in a recent national survey, according to a CMC press release. CMC-Lincoln placed high in seven out of nine categories, including awards for Teamwork within Departments, Teamwork between Departments, Immediate Supervisor Relationships, Overall as a place to work, Training and…

CMC-Lincoln offers older drivers program

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Carolina Medical Center-Lincoln wants to help keep elderly motorists safe by making sure their car fits them correctly. In collaboration with AAA, the AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) and the American Occupational Therapy Association, CMC-Lincoln is hosting a program called “CarFit.” CMC-Lincoln officials trained in the “CarFit”…

Sinclair wins prizes in DDA promotion

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Jennifer Sinclair of Lincolnton is the winner of the 2008 Find Your Independents Scavenger Hunt, presented by the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton. For the past two weeks, the City of Lincolnton has been celebrating “Independents Days” to motivate customers to support their community by shopping at locally owned, independent…

Consignment shop offers bargains

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Sean Reinhardt, operator/manager of Consignment Savings, located at 2689 E. Main St., says he wants to breathe new life into the Boger City area. “I want to jazz this side of town up,” he said. And that’s exactly what he’s trying to do with the consignment shop he’s run for…

Volunteers restore log cabin

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Volunteers resorted to ancient building techniques in an effort to restore an old log cabin at Ramsour’s Mill in Lincolnton. The Lincoln County Historical Association sponsored the event, a joint effort with the Lincoln County Property Commission. Twelve volunteers came out this week to learn how to do chinking and…

University honors Godbold

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Gardner-Webb University has named its School of Business after a former Lincolnton resident, John Godbold. Local residents may remember Godbold as the first president of Lincoln Bank, which later became First Charter Bank and more recently, Fifth Third Bank. “I came to Lincolnton in 1983 to help start Lincoln Bank,”…

Art About Town supports local artists

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County is showcasing local artists’ work in venues around town. The showcase, Art About Town, gives the public a chance to view artwork from local artists. Peoples Bank, 1910 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, is presently displaying work by Gary Lee and Richard J. Stevenson.…