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Relay ready, rain or shine

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(Editor’s note: This article previously appeared April 25. Read uplifting articles of survivors in the second section of today’s edition dedicated to Relay for Life.) The 2007 Lincolnton Relay for Life opens at 6 p.m. today at Lincolnton High School’s stadium and will include old favorites and new highlights. “Rain…

Baby battles cancer and grows up to be a bright, beautiful girl

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When their daughter was 10-months old, new parents Peggy and Rodney Hoyle faced their worst nightmare – their baby had cancer. “I was just devastated,” Peggy said. Abigail “Abi” Hoyle was taken to the doctor because she had an earache. She left with a cancer diagnosis after a tumor “the…

Hospice volunteers receive award for dedicated service

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During the darkest time of their lives, Hospice workers came to the aid of Bob and Maureen Tull. Now, they are both Hospice volunteers themselves and have recently been awarded with the prestigious Judith Lund Person Hospice Volunteer Award. “Here we are two people who dealt with grief, and we…

Survivor becomes caring counselor

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As a child, Mike Ross went to Camp Care, a camp for children with cancer. Now 28, he’s trying to give back as a volunteer counselor. “The camp really helped me a lot,” he said. “You got to meet kids that were like you. They had cancer, and you could…

Self-exam catches breast cancer early

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Susan Lanier came out of her cancer struggle with more than the side effects of chemotherapy and a hefty bill. “It was a lesson,” said the 39-year-old breast cancer survivor. “I don’t have control.” The wife and mother of two had always been the kind of woman who liked to…

Positive attitude, faith help healing

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Tommy Hartsoe knows cancer affects all families – whether the threat is big or small. He battled cancer 22 years ago, and at age of 58, is proof of the importance of early detection. He also knows how important it is to approach things positively. “Don’t give up,” Hartsoe said.…

Farmers Market opens in Denver on Saturday

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This coming Saturday, May 5, is a date that I hope will be the start of something big. The Denver location of the Lincoln County Farmers Market will open at 8 a.m. that morning and operate until about noon (or until sell-out). The market will be held in front of…

Around Town 5/2/2007

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BANK DAY The 2007 Relay for Life of Lincolnton Bank Day runs 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday at People’s Bank. Please pick up T-shirts and get information needed. Call Kindsay Greene (704) 929-8005. NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees meets 11:30…

Only east Lincoln groups at initial NCN meeting

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The zoning experience of Wal-Mart during parts of 2005 and 2006 have taught residents and government officials many lessons, the most important of which is the necessity of communication between county government and citizens regarding zoning at the county commission and planning board levels. Borne out of that experience is…

Financing increasing need for water in east Lincoln ever-growing concern

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On April 18, members of the East Lincoln Area Chamber (ELAC) met to discuss the possibility of consolidating the city and county water and sewer systems. Finding ways to finance the impending project – whether involving consolidation or not – was the main focus of the meeting, and guest speaker…