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Highway patrol training camp means business

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After a grueling week-long training, a high school senior has new respect for law enforcement. Matt Hovis, a student at West Lincoln High School, participated in a rigorous highway patrol training camp in Raleigh June 26 through July 1. “I just wanted to see if I could do it,” he…

Playing with the Memphis Sound

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Spending your summer with the Memphis Sound is like participating in extreme band camp. There are push ups and yelling. In fact, Rachel Dudley, a recent graduate of West Lincoln High School, threw up her first four rehearsals. Of course, she was required to run 20 minutes in the heat,…

Habitat house seeks an owner

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Habitat for Humanity volunteers are looking for the perfect family to move into a completed home in western Lincoln County. The four-bedroom, two-bath house is located on rural Alf Hoover Road and was completed in 2004. John Pagel, vice president of Habitat in Lincoln County, hopes to get the message…

Five generations

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Around Town 8/26/2005

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HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL There will be homecoming and revival at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Iron Station on Sunday. Services will be at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Welchi Caldwell of Faith Memorial Baptist Church, Charlotte will be the speaker. Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m., Rev. Doctor Lincoln…

A hundred year blessing

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Lookin’ for a home…owner, that is

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Habitat for Humanity is looking for a family to fill the recently-finished home in Pumpkin Center. The 1,200-square-foot, three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath home is located off of Lee Lawing Road close to North Lincoln High School. John Pagel, vice-president for Habitat for Humanity in Lincoln County and construction manager for the…

Lake Calendar

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CLASH OF THE CLERGY Ten pastors will compete in a stock car race Saturday, Aug. 27 at the East Lincoln Speedway, 1873 Mariposa Road. The event will benefit East Lincoln Christian Ministries. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. The evening’s entertainment will include racing for…

Around Town 8/24/2005

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HOMECOMING West Lincolnton Baptist Church on Reepsville Road will hold homecoming Sunday. SPEAKER Sword of the Rock will be hosting a “Manifestation of the Spirit of God” on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the New Life Christian Fellowship, 1525 Riverview Road. Speakers include apostle Clinton Baker and prophetess…

School staff says goodbye to summer

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Students aren’t the only ones who say goodbye to the freedom of summer. This week teachers across Lincoln County have been adjusting to life back in academia. Like their students, many are excited and ready to get started. They missed the routine and schedule of the school year and they…