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Grant to South Fork VFD to revitalize fire safety program

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A local fire department has received a grant that will help it continue to educate people on the dangers of fires — and how they can prevent them. The South Fork Volunteer Fire Department received a $1,000 grant from the Firefighter’s Burned Children Fund, according to Lt. Thomas Raper with…

Major drug dealer busted

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A man authorities say is one of the biggest drug suppliers in western Lincoln County was arrested late last week. The arrest came after Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a tip, Chief Deputy Ronnie Matthews said. “We received information from a Lincoln County Department of Social Services worker that there…

Long-married couples tell how to keep flame of marriage, love lit

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It sounds so simple — compromise, communicate and love each other. But in reality, keeping a marriage together for decades is a very complicated thing. “I think the first thing you have to be is friends,” said Phyllis Heil, who has been married to her husband, Chuck, for 24 years.…

Pumpkin Center Elementary wins safety designation

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A summer of work paid off for the faculty and staff at Pumpkin Center Elementary School. The school was named a 2005-06 Triple “S” Super Safe School by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. “It made us have to go back and address some things,” said Pumpkin Center Elementary…

Scoring Moore

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Mustangs avenge loss in big way

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East Lincoln knew when county rival North Lincoln took their first regular-season meeting it had let a golden opportunity slip through its fingers. The result was the Mustangs being ticked off and if Friday’s 78-41 victory was any indication of just how mad they are, they may be on a…

Sports Roundup

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Wolves down Rebels P.J. Hamright’s 19 points and nine rebounds helped lift Lincolnton over West Lincoln 76-53 Friday night. Hamright was one of three players for the Wolves in double-figures as seniors Zack Gibson scored 15 and Lance Friday finished with 14. “He (P.J.) played well. He was able to…

Honoring the Champs

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WLHS school fair Thursday

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To better inform students about options next year, West Lincoln High School will hold a curriculum fair. Rising ninth through rising 12th-graders, along with their parents, are invited to attend the event Thursday. The fair is designed to acquaint students with the variety of courses offered within each department at…

“Further” studies wanted?

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How many times and in how many ways are we going to have to say that the citizens of Lincoln County and Lincolnton deserve better? How many times and in how many ways are we going to have to say to elected officials, “Do the job you were elected to…

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