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1 killed, 4 injured in N.C. 150 wreck

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PUMPKIN CENTER — One person died and four others were injured Friday after a three-vehicle wreck on N.C. 150 East. The wreck happened at 2 p.m. near the intersection of U.S. 150 and Ivey Church Road, said Trooper R.C. Abernathy with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Phyllis Lowery, 51,…

Womans falls victim to scam

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East Lincoln resident Frankie Carroll has been surfing the Net for more than a decade. She knows about scams and identity theft and the dangers that lurk on the web, but like many people, she never thought she’d become a victim. But on Friday, thousands of dollars were drained from…

Relayers celebrate survival

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Over 200 cancer survivors walked for a cure Friday night at the sixth annual East Lincoln Relay for Life event. The sky was filled with purple balloons as the numerous survivors walked around the track at East Lincoln High School. At the end of the lap, the balloons were released…

Electric car project bring awards for tech students

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Students at Lincoln County School of Technology may have learned the way of the future building electric cars. Students built an electric car and truck to compete in the electric vehicle challenge and won first, second and third place prizes in the state competition that was held in the Raleigh…

Hundreds turn out for Gregory comedy

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At the end of his show, comedian James Gregory sat in a chair on stage and proceeded to groan, sigh, burp and wheeze. The impression, he said, was one that everyone should recognize — that particular overweight family member who performs the same act following every big family meal. He…

City OKs beer sales for events

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The City Council gave the go ahead for beer sales at two coming downtown events. People will be able to buy beer at the Downtown Development Association’s Alive After Five concert series and the barbecue cook-off and bike rally Hog Happenin’ again this year. The sales will be the same…

Battleground Book Worms

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Battleground Elementary School student Jacob Schronce (above) peruses his new book “A Book About Me,” which has his name, friends and likes included in it. Chase Garner (right) reads his “Book About Me” aloud to his class. Bellsouth donated the books to four different first grade classrooms at the school.…

Courts need child advocates

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Children who have lived through abusive or neglectful situations need someone to look out for their best interest. When the court system takes on the case, that someone is a Guardian ad Litem volunteer. “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist. You don’t have to have a degree in…

County jobless rate up after six-month decline

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate rose from 5.9 percent in January to 6.3 in February. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission, said she is very disappointed to see the rate rise again after six months of declining numbers. “I’m not sure what the reason would be for it,…

Look at Lincoln

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