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Habitat honors memory of community champion

By Will MacDonald, Gazette Community Editor
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at 3:49 PM

When I drive by the Habitat for Humanity offices and ReStore in Gastonia, I think about Johan Newcombe. I suspect a lot of other folks who remember her tireless dedication to the Christian-based home building program do, too.

In 1988, Newcombe and another longtime community leader -- Becky Carter -- teamed up to establish the county's first Habitat chapter.

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