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Summer no time to relax for LCS transportation maintenance crew

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(Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of articles on Lincoln County Schools departments and the work they do during the summer) Their job is to make sure buses keep going, which is exactly what the Lincoln County Schools Department of Transportation does all summer: Getting ready for…

Woodworker has plenty of “time”

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To some, a clock is just something to keep one on schedule. To W. P. Miller, clocks are much more, they are a way of expressing himself. Miller, who ran a print shop in west Lincoln for 36 years, is a woodworker who spends a lot of his time making…

Students come home champions in Dance Machine competition

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Trophies were the order of the day as students with the Dancers Edge Dance Studio Competition team garnered a number of them June 21 – 24 in Wilkesboro, where they participated in the Dance Machine National Performing Arts Championship. Showing off their awards were (above photo, from left) DeAndra Easter,…

New pastor

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The Rev. Paula Judy became pastor of Messiah United Methodist Church June 27. She earned her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and her master’s of divinity from Duke Divinity School. She is an ordained minister of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Rev.…

67th Anniversary

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Despite his handicap, second-grader hunts, fishes and grows giant cabbage

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Eli Hager, a second-grade student at Iron Station Elementary School, is a pretty active kid. He loves the outdoors, farming, hunting and spending hours exploring nature. He also loves gymnastics, bicycling and other sports. He keeps his parents, Bonny and Eric Hager, busy. This may sound like any 7-year-old, but…

50th anniversary

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Johnnie and Rozelle Abernathy of Maiden celebrated their 50th anniversary June 23. The couple was married in 1956 in York, S.C. Johnnie is retired from Roadway Express in Conover after 31 years. Rozelle is a homemaker. They are members of Cornerstone Church in Maiden. Their children are Belinda Arruya, Lydia…

Debutante party

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Around Town 6/30/2006

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SUNDAY LUNCH Crouse United Methodist Church, N.C. 150 West, will be holding its First Sunday lunch from noon – 2 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall, dine in or carry out. The menu will include country-style steak, mashed potatoes, slaw, green beans and rolls catered by Homeplace Restaurant. Due to…

Commitment to faith, customers helps Milhollands in a Marathon

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A recent move across Lincolnton and the addition of a tenth full-time agent has put Marathon Realty and Auction ahead in the “race.” That race, run by Lincoln County natives Wanda and Mike Milholland, is based on a cornerstone of the couple’s faith. Mike Milholland said he decided he wanted…