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65th anniversary

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John and Catherine Smith celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary June 26. “Smitty” and Catherine met in Statesville when both were employed by Southern Bell Telephone Company. Shortly after their marriage, the United States Army shipped Smitty to North Africa for three years of service in World War II. On his…

65th anniversary

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Winfred Lester Willis and Margaret Cochrane Willis celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary today, June 27. They were married on June 27, 1942 in Gaffney, S.C. Shortly after their wedding, Winfred was deployed to the Pacific fleet to serve in the United States Navy for almost three years before returning home…

Lions Club awards two scholarships at banquet

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Anticipation was keen June 19 at the annual Lions Club scholarship banquet. In addition to the awarding of two $500 scholarships that will be paid directly to the colleges each recipient will be attending, the local club installed its officers and committee leaders for 2007 – 2008. It was also…

Learning to babysit

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DABA members revved up about upcoming year

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The members of the Denver Area Business Association (DABA) gathered at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club in Stanley for their monthly meeting Thursday. With no guest speaker this month, members and guests got the chance to do some networking before and after the brief meeting. President Gary Caldwell spoke briefly before…

Surrender House appeal to artists to design a logo

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Surrender House, a new transitional facility in Lincolnton for women in the early stages of substance abuse recovery, needs a logo. The organization is looking to the creativity of local visual artists for help. The logo will be used on brochures, correspondences, Web site and other forms of communication representing…

Medal of Honor biography a work of love, inspiration

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SHERRILLS FORD — One paragraph changed Dorea Drum’s life forever. After writing biographies for four Medal of Honor winners who visited Lincolnton in December 2003 for the monument dedication in honor of Lincoln County’s only native recipient, Rufus Johnston, Drum became intrigued with one in particular — Jack Lucas, the…

DABA fireworks July 7 at ELHS

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For the seventh year in a row, east Lincoln will be treated to a spectacular display of fireworks and a great evening of fun for the whole family. The Denver Area Business Association (DABA) Fireworks Festival will take place at East Lincoln High School on Saturday, July 7 beginning at…

Birdman Dave wows ’em at “Get a Clue” presentation

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Birds both large and small entertained a group of Denver children when Birdman Dave came to Rock Springs Elementary School. “It’s really big!” Christa Reilly, 8, said when Belle, a macaw, was brought out. The event was part of “Get the Clue Summer Reading Program,” in which all Gaston and…