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Early detection key

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In 1985, Priscilla Wise was diagnosed with cancer. She was in her late 30s and had two young children at home. “They found a tumor,” she said. “(My doctor) felt 95 percent sure that it was colon cancer, and of course, it was a shock to hear. It’s a shock…

Around Town 4/29/2009

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TENT MEETING The Rev. Don Curtis and the Rev. Shane Blair will speak 7 p.m. tonight through Monday at Reepsville Road near June Bug Road in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 263-1589 or (980) 429-6885. REVIVAL Webbs Chapel Baptist Church, 3051 Gaston Webbs Chapel Road, Lincolnton, will have a…

Child-safety seat check

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Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services and the Lincolnton Fire Department will conduct a free child-safety seat check Friday. “It’s important for parents to make sure that their child-safety seats are installed properly,” Ted Mankowski, deputy director for Lincoln County EMS said. “80 to 90 percent of all car seats are…

Special Olympics

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The Special Olympics of Lincoln County Spring Games were held Friday at Lincolnton High School’s stadium. A total of 270 athletes from across the county competed in track and field events. Pictured above, 10-year-old Jeb Bumgarner takes a shot at the bean bag toss with help from Brenda Lockridge. Below,…

Are buses worth the costs?

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When Lincoln County commissioners revisit the question Monday of whether to pay more or cut bus service from east Lincoln County to Charlotte, Martha Ann Nichols will be watching closely. The 54-year-old Iron-Station resident works at a Bojangle’s fast-food restaurant on South Boulevard, a job she said she couldn’t keep…

Westport Marina docks rebuilt

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Nearly a year after a tragic explosion destroyed the docks of Westport Marina, work crews have put the finishing touches on rebuilding. After receiving certification from state and local inspectors, the business will again be able to refuel boats at the popular marina. Above: Dock supervisor Nick Harmon points to…

Lady Mustang is head and shoulders above the rest

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DENVER — Standing taller than most of her opponents, East Lincoln Lady Mustang junior soccer forward Kasi Benskin can be intimidating. “She’s very big and very strong for us up top,” East Lincoln head soccer coach Jason Dragoon said. “She’s got a great shot and continues to improve as a…

Community Calendar

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Energy Explorium Duke Energy will host a “Newcomers Day” at the Energy Explorium in Huntersville from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Call (704) 875-5600. Wayne’s Friday Feast Wayne’s Second Friday Feast will host their monthly luncheon at 9:45 a.m. on May 8 at Capt. Pete’s Restaurant of N.C. 150.…

Around Town 4/27/2009

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CITY COUNCIL MTG. The Lincolnton Mayor and City Council will host a budget work session 4 p.m. this evening in the council chambers of City Hall, 114 W. Sycamore St., Lincolnton. A closed session will follow in accordance with NCGS 143-318.11 (a)(5) to discuss property. Citizens and parties of interest…

Kids’ Orchard seeks vendors

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The Lincoln County Apple Festival has begun taking applications for the Kids Orchard for the 2009 festival. The Kids’ Apple Orchard is open to any Lincoln County nonprofit organization that has an activity or an item for sale that is of interest to children 5 to 12 years of age.…