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School nutrition program turning profit

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Budget cuts have hurt all aspects of Lincoln County Schools with one exception — the system’s Child Nutrition Department, which has made an estimated $250,000 in profits this year. “The Child Nutrition program has been very successful this year financially,” said Steve Zickefoose, assistant superintendent for business. The Child Nutrition…

Campers will be digging into history

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Historical Association Archaeology Camp participants will dig through the dirt this summer to uncover information about North Carolina’s past. “As long as they’re finding stuff, they’re really excited,” said January Porter, LCHA curator of archaeology and collections. The camp has two sessions with the first one taking place 9 a.m.…

Body of missing Maiden teen found

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A Maiden teen who went missing while swimming at a South Carolina beach last week was found dead Sunday afternoon. Jeremy Truitt, 18, was on a spring break trip at Myrtle Beach with two high school friends when he went missing in the ocean around 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to…

Church Briefs

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BBQ FUNDRAISER Salem Baptist Church, 1982 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton, has a BBQ plate fundraiser today. Plates are $7 and are available for pick-up or delivery. Call (704) 732-1131. All proceeds support Salem Youth Ministries. PRAYER BREAKFAST Without Walls Deliverance Center, 118 Colonial Village Drive in Lincolnton, will host…

Around Town 4/29/2011

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HEALTH OPEN HOUSE The Lincoln County Health Department, 151 Sigmon Road in Lincolnton, will host an open house 1-4 p.m. today. The focus is on safety and living injury free. Free cholesterol and glucose testing will be offered while supplies last. There will also be blood pressure and body mass…

West Lincoln Veterinary Hospital open

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While some kids were playing baseball in the summer, Dr. Crystal Mitchem was showing cows. “Pretty much anything I could catch or trap or get my hands on, we raised and my parents never said no to whatever animal I managed to bring home so I developed a love for…

State Farm in Denver promises to follow motto

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State Farm owner and agent Rich Lyon, who recently opened in Denver, said the company’s motto, “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there,” is more than just a marketing tool. “It is not just a tag line,” he said. “We are consistently ranked number one in claim handling. “I…

Long-time trooper honored by VFW

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A 28-year veteran of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol was honored as the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Trooper of the Year in a special ceremony earlier this month. Marc Walker is currently one of Lincoln County’s master troopers and has been with the county since 1995. However, he first…

Weekly job listings from Employment Security Commission

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The “ESC Job Listing Sampler” is provided as a joint effort between the Lincolnton Employment Security Commission office and the Lincoln Times-News. You must be registered with ESC to be referred for any of these jobs. Call (704) 735-8035 or visit the office at 526 N. Aspen Street in Lincolnton.…

Pet of the Week

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