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Scholarship available

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Students who plan to attend Gaston College for the 2006-07 academic year and major in art are encouraged to apply for the Jeanne Rauch Art Scholarship through the Gaston College Foundation. The Jeanne Rauch Art Scholarship honors Jeanne Rauch for her many contributions to the development and appreciation of art…

Special Olympians

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Don’t cut funding

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Denver business extends Relay fundraiser

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SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR of Denver is raising money for the eastern Lincoln County Relay for Life. Owner Sherrй DeMao started raising funds during her 21st anniversary celebration of her business on Saturday, Jan. 21. “We’re going to have a team in future years for the relay, but we decided this…

Sign ordinance public hearing set for March

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The Lincoln County Planning Board met Thursday afternoon to discuss the proposed changes to the county’s sign ordinance. At the beginning of the meeting, Vice Chairman John Pagel instructed the crowded commissioners room at the James W. Warren Citizens Center that no comments from the audience would be taken. “This…

YMCA offers programs geared to the needs of seniors for exercise, socializing

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Exercising is not the only thing the Lincoln County Family YMCA has to offer senior citizens. The center has also become a great place for seniors to meet and socialize with other members of the community through the Active Older Adults program. “There just seemed to be a great interest,”…

Half a century later, he’s still in the pulpit

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As a young man called to preach, Charles “Benny” Ingle was told “If you can do anything else, don’t become a reverend.” After 50 years as a pastor, Ingle has come to realize there’s nothing else he can do, even though he admits the job is a difficult one. “You…

Local man remembered for cooking, country music

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The very first of Whitey Hartman’s 19 fish camps was in west Lincoln. Known for its great food and country music, it had people lining up outside the door. “He had a love for country music, and he knew about all of them up in Nashville,” said Harold Hartman, Whitey’s…

50th Anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Ledford of Vale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 4, 2005. The celebration was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale and was hosted by their family: daughter Bobbi Watson and her daughter Anna and daughter Suzanne Parris, her husband Rick and their children Zach…

Around Town 1/27/2006

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CRAFT, HOT DOG, BAKE SALE The Mission Team at Crouse United Methodist Church, N.C. 150, Crouse, is sponsoring a Valentine Gift and Bridal Accessories Craft Sale featuring local crafters from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday. The church’s youth group will be selling hot dogs and baked goods with proceeds…