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Three Town and Country Realty agents win top awards

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Judy Holland originally wanted to take cake decorating classes with friends at Gaston College, but she discovered the class was canceled. Her friends decided to take real estate classes instead. “We all decided to switch over,” said Holland. “I enjoyed taking the classes but never thought I’d work in real…

Good cooking funds cause

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If there’s one way to raise money in Lincoln County, it’s with good southern cooking. Crouse United Methodist Church knows this and hopes meals catered by the Home Place will bring in donations to their Building Fund. “Our church has grown so much in the last year or so that…

Winter no vacation for farmers

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What do farmers do during the winter? Well, there’s fishing, hunting and going to Disney World. “That’s it. End of story,” said Alan Davis, the son in Davis and Son Orchard. He’s joking of course, but some people really believe it. “They really do think that we do nothing in…

Softball showdown hosted by Optimists

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Thousands of people will converge on western Lincoln County in July for the Dixie Youth Girls State Softball Tournament. The tournament will be held in mid-July, said Nathan Workman, vice president of the West Lincoln Optimist Club. Excitement is already mounting within club. This will be the first time the…

School book fairs inspire reading, raise thousands

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The media centers of two west Lincoln schools will soon be overflowing with books of all shapes, colors and sizes. North Brook and Union elementary schools will be holding their spring book fairs next week much to the delight of students. “In Lincoln County there is not a major bookstore…

Love spud

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NLHS band members at festival

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Legends in Concert

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Discarded ashes cause Denver mobile home fire

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The Denver Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire Feb. 8 off Campground Road and found a little more than they bargained for. According to the Web site www.denvervfd.com, the call of a mobile home fire on Bellwood Lane off Campground Road came in around 10:47 a.m. When the…

Lake Calendar

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BASS TOURNAMENT The 2005 American Cancer Society-Jim Ledbetter Memorial Team Bass Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 11 at Queen’s Landing, N.C. 150, Mooresville. There will be over $11,000 in guaranteed prize money plus the big fish pot. For more information, call Bob Patrick at (828) 459-1119 or email: bobpatrick34@charter.net…