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10th annual adult spelling bee winners

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Industries honored for safety

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More than 50 people from across Lincoln County converged on the senior center on the Gaston College campus to be honored for safety on the job. It was the annual safety awards banquet. Lincolnton-based Actavis received a gold award for three consecutive years of safety and a plaque for achieving…

No hesitation answering the call from God

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Few of us will get the chance in our lifetimes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Everyone in the Crane family has done it. The *Smiths, missionaries David and Renee and their children, Thomas, Mary and Zeb, lived in Kenya for 11 years. Their journey began in Cherryville. The couple married one…

LHS High-Q team ready for face-off

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Lincolnton High School’s High-Q team will be making its second trip in two weeks to Mars Hill College, but they don’t mind at all. The group will be competing in the finals of the Knowledge Bowl Saturday, after placing third during preliminaries March 24. This weekend, the top eight teams…

Register now for kindergarten

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The first day of school may seem like a long ways away, but school officials are urging parents to enroll their kindergartners as soon as possible. Lincoln County Schools began its Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning (DIAL) screening for kindergartners Thursday at county elementaries for the upcoming year.…

Around Town 3/30/2007

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CROUSE UNITED METHODIST Crouse United Methodist Church, N.C. 150, Crouse, will have its annual Easter egg hunt 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday. Treats, games, light refreshments and egg hunt. The First Sunday lunch is 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. this Sunday. Plates by donation, and proceeds toward the building…

Secret to success is loyalty and trust

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There are some people who know what they want to be when they grow up seemingly from birth. For others, it takes longer to figure things out. For Roger Williams, owner of Central Carolina Sprinkler Company, it just happened. “From the time I was in grammar school, all I ever…

Leadership and participation earn Crouse boys Troop of the Year title

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Members of Crouse’s Troop 87 aren’t just good Boy Scouts, together they make up Troop of the Year. “I was surprised,” said Eric Rayfield, 16, of the win. “But I knew we earned it.” The Heartland District Piedmont Council announced the troop’s win at a recognition banquet held March 1.…

Branch supervisor known for her book recommendations

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Selina Keever always knew she wanted to spend her life working with books. “I think reading is a relaxing escape,” said the West Lincoln Library branch supervisor. “You get to travel to places you never get to go to. It’s just a time you get to put everything aside and…

Grand Openings

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Vale’s Honey Shopping Center on N.C. 10 saw two back-to-back grand openings on Wednesday: The Drug Store and Carolina Trust Bank. Brad Rivers, the 2006 Chamber of Commerce chairman (holding the ceremonial scissors) filled in for Jack Funk. The ribbon cutting for The Drug Store (pictured above) was performed by…