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Neighbors complain about gunfire to commissioners

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Firearms and noise ordinances were hot topics during the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night. During the public comments portion of the evening, several residents from the Forest Ridge development shared their frustration regarding a neighbor’s penchant for firearms. According to Forest Ridge resident…

County ready for Rock Springs Camp Meeting

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Every year, thousands of people come to Rock Springs Campground in Denver for the annual Rock Springs Methodist Camp Meeting. Carrying on in its 184th season, the campground will come alive beginning July 31 and stretching until Aug. 10. Started by Reverend Daniel Asbury in nearby…

Miller to give up Apple Queen title

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Erica Miller isn’t your average pageant queen. Prior to competing for one of Lincoln County’s title, Miller, 17, had only previously participated in pageants from the ages of 8-10. After such a long hiatus, it wasn’t love of the glitz and the glamour made popular by…

State approves voting precinct consolidation

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County residents may be voting at a new precinct location this election season. The Lincoln County Board of Elections announced Tuesday that the State Board of Elections Director Kim Strach has approved the county’s proposed precinct consolidations, which would consolidate the 28 precincts throughout the…

Housing, retail development proposed for Denver

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Residents of Lincoln County will have the opportunity to voice their opinions regarding a planned development in Denver at an upcoming community involvement meeting. Southeastern Land Development, LLC, submitted an application to the county in April, requesting re-zoning in order to develop 221 single-family detached lots…

Rebels name new hoops coach

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor It’s been a long time since West Lincoln’s varsity boys basketball team has been successful. David Handsel plans on changing that. The school announced on Thursday that Handsel, a former head coach at North Gaston, has been hired to be the Rebels’ next head coach.…

Seven more days

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Practice officially begins next week By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The high school football season is almost here. Per NCHSAA rules, teams can hold full-squad practices beginning next Friday, along with the rest of the fall scholastic sports. Teams can wear full pads and gear on the sixth day of…

Boger City 14U all-stars earn award

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The Boger City Optimist 14-under all-star baseball team competed in the Dixie Youth state tournament in Southport July 12-17 and was awarded the 2014 N.C. 14U Dixie Youth Boys State Tournament Sportsmanship Award.…

Boger City Ponytails win district

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The Boger City Optimist Ponytails Traditional 10-under all-star softball team won the district title and participated in the Dixie Youth state tournament July 11-17 in Pinehurst. The team scored 37 runs and allowed nine in four games en route to the district title.…

Calendar — 7/25/14

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Important dates Aug. 1––First official day of fall scholastic sports practice Aug. 11––First date football teams can hold official scrimmage Aug. 18––First playing date for non-football fall sports Aug. 22––First football playing date Tryouts All athletes interested in playing scholastic sports for the 2014-15 school year must have an up-to-date…

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