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Remembering the fight to take Iwo Jima

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At age 83, Charles “Dutz” Anthony lives a quiet life in North Brook, the same community where he grew up. Anthony’s life now is a far cry from what it was 63 years ago, when he was a young Marine fighting in one of the most famous battles of World…

Young Miss Denver

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LHS wrestling coach headed back to Iraq

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Imagine dropping everything at a moment’s notice – career and personal life – to travel thousands of miles from home. Could you do it? Would you do it? That’s exactly what Mike Watts, assistant wrestling coach at Lincolnton High School faces. Watts, who also teaches science at Asbury Middle School,…

From kung-fu to styling

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John Tanner isn’t your typical hair stylist. He does hair, but he also does kung-fu. “It kind of goes against everything I ever did,” John, who owns Nu-Image Salon with his wife, Denise, said of being a stylist. The couple has owned the salon, located at 1573 N. Aspen St.…

‘The Nutcracker’ to be performed at Citizens Cen-ter this December

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Lincoln County may soon have a new Christmas tradition – a children’s performance of “The Nutcracker.” “It’s a Christmas classic. Even people who don’t dance or have any interest in ballet will take their children to ‘The Nutcracker,’” said Kelly Barker, one of the organizers. Lincoln County dance studios Starstruck,…

New Senior Services director named

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Marti Hovis is enjoying her new job as director of Lincoln County Senior Services. “I just felt like it was the next step,” said Hovis, who worked as program and services coordinator for five and a half years. “I’m excited. It’s kind of scary too because there’s more responsibility.” Hovis’…

Alcohol suspected in Reepsville collision

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Alcohol is thought to be a factor in Wednesday’s head-on collision on Reepsville Road, authorities said. Trooper J.M. Futrell with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Reginald Hunsucker, 40, Vale, had been drinking prior to the 6 p.m. accident. “Hunsucker was impaired,” Futrell said. “He was traveling west on…

Church Briefs

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DINNER THEATER Salem United Methodist Church, 378 N. Pilot Knob Road, Denver, will present the Christmas dinner theater production “Doc’s Holiday” 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday in the Christian Life Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. For tickets,…

Around Town 11/7/2008

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SYMPHONY MEETING The Lincoln Chapter of the North Carolina Symphony will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Chapter President Joe Lampron asks that all officers and board members be present. CHORAL CONCERT The Celebrate America 2008 Lincoln County Home School Educators Choral Concert will be…

Friends go into the business of blinds

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Chris Hughes and David Bryant first became friends working at Ethan Allen. Then, they became business partners. Hughes and Bryant started New Vision Window Fashions a few months ago. And they still work together at Ethan Allen. “We’re just really getting started,” Bryant said of the pair’s business, which they…