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Don’t forget to fall back on Sunday

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Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday and the North Carolina Department of Transportation urges drivers to be alert to this change. Switching back to standard time means the sun will set an hour earlier in the day and leave less light for evening commuters. “For many people, it will be almost…

Around Town 10/31/2008

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TRICK OR TREAT Cardinal Healthcare residents will be putting together goodie bags for area children to enjoy. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, the residents will be dressed in their costumes awaiting community children to come and enjoy safe trick or treating. DEMOCRATIC MEN The Lincoln County Democratic Men will…

DSS program could help with heating needs

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The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will soon accept applications for their Low Income Energy Assistance Program. LIEAP is a federally funded program that provides families with a one-time cash payment to help pay heating bills, said Susan McCracken, Lincoln County DSS director. “With the loss of jobs, it’s…

Church Briefs

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REVIVAL Community Full Gospel Church on Old 321 South, will have a revival at 7 tonight, Saturday and Sunday. The guest speaker is the Rev. Jerry Grogen of Lenoir. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (704) 735-1673. REVIVAL The Community Full Gospel Church on 321 South will…

Backyard go-kart racing fast, loud fun

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It isn’t Lowe’s Motor Speedway, but it’s the closest thing you’ll find in North Brook. It’s a go-kart track, and it belongs to Bob and Lena Bess. “He and the grandsons, Seth and Samuel, built it,” Lena said of the track her husband constructed seven years ago behind their home…

Traditional home cooking served at Cat Square restaurant

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The new Cat Square Family Restaurant is filling a need for more dining options in the western end of Lincoln County. Located at 2158 Cat Square Road in Vale, the restaurant features traditional home cooking in a no-fuss atmosphere. Mike and Eddie Canipe are co-owners of the restaurant. Glinda Parker,…

Higher gasoline prices linger in east Lincoln Co.

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While pump prices are easing across North Carolina, gas station owners in east Lincoln County have been slower to lower their rates compared to others just a few miles away, an analysis of regional markets shows. Since Hurricane Rita rumbled ashore in Texas on Sept. 13 – wreaking havoc on…

Senior volleyball player a leader for Mustangs’ team

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DENVER — East Lincoln High School senior Darla Skidmore just finished her volleyball season under first-year Mustangs head coach Stacy Buchanan. Buchanan said that, even though she only had the senior for a season, she thought her leadership was evident in her style of play. “She is an outstanding leader.…

Passion for bikes becomes a career for Denver couple

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When he retired from the sport fishing industry, Leo DeMattia had one goal in mind: to ride. “I had been in the industry for about 30 years, fishing everywhere from Maine to Venezuela,” DeMattia said. “… We thought it was time for a change.” DeMattia, wife Lori and son A.J.…

Powder puff football players ready to take field

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East Lincoln High School students will switch places for the annual powder puff football game, slated for kick-off 6:30 p.m. Thursday. This year’s event is a fundraiser for the school’s sports booster program. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be for sale at the concession stand and entertainment between games will…