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School book fairs inspire reading, raise thousands

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The media centers of two west Lincoln schools will soon be overflowing with books of all shapes, colors and sizes. North Brook and Union elementary schools will be holding their spring book fairs next week much to the delight of students. “In Lincoln County there is not a major bookstore…

Softball showdown hosted by Optimists

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Thousands of people will converge on western Lincoln County in July for the Dixie Youth Girls State Softball Tournament. The tournament will be held in mid-July, said Nathan Workman, vice president of the West Lincoln Optimist Club. Excitement is already mounting within club. This will be the first time the…

Winter no vacation for farmers

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What do farmers do during the winter? Well, there’s fishing, hunting and going to Disney World. “That’s it. End of story,” said Alan Davis, the son in Davis and Son Orchard. He’s joking of course, but some people really believe it. “They really do think that we do nothing in…

Good cooking funds cause

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If there’s one way to raise money in Lincoln County, it’s with good southern cooking. Crouse United Methodist Church knows this and hopes meals catered by the Home Place will bring in donations to their Building Fund. “Our church has grown so much in the last year or so that…

Obituaries 2/24/2006

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Tonia Abee Tonia Renee Branch Abee, 38, of Deer Run Morganton, died Feb. 18, 2006. Funeral service was 4 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese. Burial followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Valdese. A native of Lincoln County, she was a homemaker. She was a member of Brookwood…

Three Town and Country Realty agents win top awards

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Judy Holland originally wanted to take cake decorating classes with friends at Gaston College, but she discovered the class was canceled. Her friends decided to take real estate classes instead. “We all decided to switch over,” said Holland. “I enjoyed taking the classes but never thought I’d work in real…

Around Town 2/24/2006

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MEETING The Lincoln County Singing Convention will be at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Vale, 7 – 9 p.m. Saturday. For more information (704) 276-1529. SUMMER DAY CAMP Asbury United Methodist Church Summer Day Camp will be held June 7 to Aug. 24. Kids who have completed kindergarten through rising seventh…

State NAACP conference, banquet held this weekend

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Saturday marks an important occasion for the Lincoln County chapter of the NAACP, when members will be attending the North Carolina state conference’s annual winter meeting and humanitarian banquet. This year’s theme is “Back to Basics: Civil Rights 101.” First Cosmopolitan Baptist Church, 1515 Cross Link Road, Raleigh, is the…

Sheriff, commissioners face more opposition in the 2006 elections

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Two political newcomers have announced their plans to run for local offices. Tony Davis, 44, a Republican from Iron Station, has filed for the office of sheriff. Davis has been a security officer at McGuire Nuclear Station for the past five years. He previously worked for Lincoln County Animal Control…