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Woodside and its owner featured in album’s art

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Rick Ramseur didn’t believe it when he returned home from a cruise to find a series of answering machine messages asking to use his home for a rock star’s photo shoot. “At first I thought it was a gag,” he said. “I have some friends that are big practical jokers.”…

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Pastor always had a flock, but struggled to get a church

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When C.S. Lattimore was called to the ministry nearly 30 years ago, she also felt another kind of call. She felt called to come to Lincolnton. “God called me and He anointed me and he sent me to Lincolnton,” said Lattimore. “He was speaking in my mind just like footsteps.”…

Diabetes coordinator leads fight

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Lincoln residents are twice as likely to develop diabetes and that statistic pushes Gwenn McBee every day of her life. With fake food and empty boxes lining shelves of carpeted hospital room she uses as teaching props, the registered nurse and diabetes coordinator explains it is easy to spot the…

Around Town 10/12/2007

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LUNCHEON The Lincolnton Business and Professional Women’s Organization will meet to celebrate Nation Business Women’s Week, salute Lincoln County’s working women and honor Women of the Year recipients. The luncheon is at noon Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church. If you would like to attend, RSVP…

Maryvale celebrates 25 years

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Sisters excitedly hugged and praised their former students at the Maryvale Day Care School 25th Anniversary Celebration, but they were still able to sneak in a little discipline. “Some of you kids, we haven’t seen in 25 years!” Sister Mary Francis said to the crowd. “Be ashamed! You should come…

Around Town 10/10/2007

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BRIDAL SHOW Dillard’s annual “I Thee Wed” show will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at DeStarte Bed and Breakfast Inn, just past Red Bone Willy’s Trading Company on N.C. 18 South. Premiere vendors and wedding suppliers will be featured. There will be a fashion show at 4 p.m.…

SHIIP volunteers honored

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Helping seniors navigate the maze of Medicare can be a difficult task, but volunteers with Senior’s Health Insurance Information Program love their work. “If you can actually help somebody, it gives you a good feeling,” said Bonnie Rombke, a SHIIP volunteer. Rombke and her fellow volunteers were honored Wednesday with…

Miss Princess

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Lake Norman liner chartered for laughter

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Everyone knows Lake Norman is great for fishing, swimming or jet skiing. Soon it could be known for something else: laughter. The maiden voyage of the Lake Norman Laugh Liner is slated for Friday. The comedy cruise, designed for use by corporate or private groups, could soon change the definition…