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Man shot during suspected drug deal

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A man was shot Monday in northern Lincoln County in what authorities say was a drug deal gone bad. Timothy Michael Brittain, 19, of 1191 Highland Bluff Court is in stable condition at Carolinas Medical Center today, said Detective Lee Keller with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Keller said that…

Commissioners respond to budget pleas

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County commissioners Tuesday added about $780,000 back onto the proposed 2004-05 budget, including raises for employees and more money for economic development. During the third session of budget talks, commissioners were poised to finalize a budget to present for public hearing. While dissecting the $91.7 million proposal over the past…

Paradise Lakes approved

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Eastern Lincoln County residents Monday spoke against a proposed 325-lot subdivision, citing traffic and safety as their main concerns. A public hearing on the proposed Paradise Lakes development was held in the auditorium of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Sixteen people voiced concerns, while others listened intently. But the…

Family finds ‘The Right Track’

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Bluegrass and the Burgesses go hand in hand. The local family circles up often to form The Right Track, a bluegrass and gospel band. “They were born and raised in music because me and their daddy have always been in bands,” said Marie Burgess of her sons. Marie Burgess handles…

Chefs grill as bikers rev

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Brian Elkins isn’t about to let anyone in on the secret to his special marinade. Elkins, cooker for EB’s Barbecue Team out of Charlotte, said that out of all the food he grills, smokes and cooks, his chicken’s probably brought home the most trophies. The key to those prizes, he…

Scout troop project creates nature classroom

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When the next school year starts, students at Battleground Elementary School will have a classroom in the middle of nature waiting for them. An Eagle Scout troop has cleared away a trail for the students behind their school, and Eagle Scout Mitchell Robinson has built an observation deck for the…

Around Town 6/7/2004

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BEARD/BAIRD REUNION The 20th annual Beard/Baird Reunion will held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 13 at Mt. Anderson Baptist Church Family Life Center, N.C. 16 south, Maiden. Bring a covered dish. For more information call Jerry Baird at 828-464-1606. HANDBELL CONCERT Denver United Methodist Church, Hwy. 16, will host a…

Foster parenting challenging, rewarding

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Life in the Mawyer house includes lots of barking dogs and elementary school-aged children underfoot. “It’s chaotic at best,” said Karen Mawyer, a foster mother. “Mornings are crazy.” Mawyer’s home includes herself and her husband, their birth son Seth and two foster children. The foster family has been a unit…

Literacy Council selects Arlow as new director

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The Lincoln County Literacy Council has a local familiar face working as its new director. “This particular job in the Literacy Council requires being visible within the community,” said Cristina Arlow, the council’s new director. Arlow has certainly spent her time being visible. She’s already worked with the Citizens Group…

Around Town 6/4/2004

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BIBLE SCHOOL Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Road, will have Vacation Bible School Sunday through Friday. Times will be Sunday 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Monday-Thursday 7 until 9 p.m. and Friday 6:30 until 9 p.m. with a cookout. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Gainesville Baptist Church will have Bible School Sunday through…