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WLMS wins county

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Classified Employees of the Year announced

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The following Lincoln County Schools employees have been named Classified Employee of the Year for their schools. Classified employees are those in positions that do not require certification, licensure or college or advanced degrees. Lincoln County Schools will announce the district winner May 5 at a banquet. Asbury: Teresa Powell…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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FISH FRY Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church, Denver, will have its annual fish fry beginning 11:30 a.m. today. Plates are $8 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10. Plates include fried flounder, homemade slaw, hushpuppies and homemade fries. Deliveries are available for 10 or more orders.…

Student art on display

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Naval Academy accepts local teen

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It’s hard enough to get into one military academy, but North Lincoln High School student Garret McCrary got into two – and counting. “I tell you in all honesty, I wasn’t expecting him to get into any of them,” said Jean McCrary, Garrett’s mother. “It’s so hard.” One month ago,…

Singer ready for country stardom

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Cat Square’s Beth Bailey spells it all out in her country song “Call Me What You Will.” “I’m 24. I don’t really have a job. I haven’t settled down, but I wouldn’t have it any other way,” she said. What Bailey does have is a dream to become a country…

All Praise choir to perform

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Members of more than 20 area churches are joining together to make a joyful noise. “We wanted to do it to bring all the different churches together, not as different denominations, but just as the body of Christ, just to come together and worship,” said Lisa Carnes, an organizer and…

From Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts

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Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Randy Scott Story Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections on violating his probation on previous…

Around Town – Briefs

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MAIN STREET GALA The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton will host its annual Main Street Gala and Better Downtown Awards this evening. The group will transform the former location of Lincoln Drugs, 132 E. Main St., into Wampum Landmark Tavern, a sports bar, for the event. The space will be…