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High winds rip trees, cut power

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High winds ripped through Lincoln County Sunday night causing widespread damage and knocking out power to some residents. “There should be widespread damage across the county,” said Bill Hoover, shift supervisor for Lincoln County Communications. “It was from (N.C.) 16 to (N.C.) 18.” Officials estimated that wind gusts reached up…

Woman, children injured in wreck

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The driver of this car had to be flown to CMC after a single-vehicle wreck in eastern Lincoln County. An Iron Station woman is in fair condition today at Carolinas Medical Center following a wreck Friday afternoon. Laura Mason, 37, of 5181 Arden Gate Drive, was flown to CMC in…

Obituaries 3/8/2004

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C. McAlister MAIDEN — Clarence Avery McAlister, 95, of Maiden, died March 4, 2004. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at East Maiden Baptist Church. Burial followed at Asbury Methodist Church. He was a builder in Chapel Hill and served as building supervisor for Colony Wood, Booker Creek…

Poor weather conditions continue to delay NC16 widening

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The N.C. 16 widening project for a four-lane highway is behind schedule. The project’s first and longest phase is 5.9 miles from south of Lucia north to N.C. 73. This section of the phase will not be completed for its targeted date. “It is behind schedule due to the poor…

Recreation Center Director Resigns, Position Still Open

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The East Lincoln Community Recreation Center is busy looking for a new director following the resignation of Keith Sherrill in late February. Sherrill was the first director of the center. He took the job of managing the facility and directing the programs before the center was completed. The facility has…

Running With A Cause

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Relay For Life events beginning this month Relay for Life is fast approaching with several events this month and a relay at the beginning of April. For seven years the East Lincoln Relay has raised money for the American Cancer Society, expanding each year. According to Gerry Poquette, a volunteer…

Let`s Get Ready To Tumble

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Left, Xylie Dyer performs a front roll. Right, Noah Marsh learns how to do a head stand under the instruction of Nina Bernardo. Dyer and Marsh are involved in the YMCA tumbling class for 3-5 year old kids.…

Rotarians gear up for annual auction

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The 11th annual Rotary Auction will be held April 1, 2 and 3 at the Lincoln County Citizens Center starting at 6 p.m. Members of Lincoln County’s three Rotary Clubs are now soliciting donations. Proceeds from the auction will provide low interest student loans to Lincoln County residents to further…

Wolves meet Redhawks

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Sophomore guard Zack Gibson and his Lincolnton teammates will take on the Monroe Redhawks Saturday at 6 p.m. Buses will leave for the Lincolnton basketball players and their cheerleaders at 2 p.m. The Redhawks enter the contest with a 19-1 record and a No. 1 state ranking.…

Medical student gets training at home-town office

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Working side by side with a doctor in a small town can teach a medical student a lot. “It’s interesting to see how the trust is built first hand between doctor and patient,” said Ben Coulter, a first year medical student at Wake Forest University. “To treat an entire person…