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4-H team scores win

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The Junior Explorer’s 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program Junior Team received third place in the state WHEP competition on April 23. The competition was held at Cool Springs Environmental Education Center in Craven County. The team competed in four areas: wildlife identification, wildlife food identification, habitat management recommendation and habitat…

Bicycling groups take to the open road

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Sure bicyclists have great calf muscles and snazzy lycra shorts, but the sport’s real thrill is the ride. “The joys of bike riding have been expounded on by many poets and philosophers much greater than myself,” said Chafin Rhyne, owner of Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shoppe in downtown Lincolnton. That said, when…

Church faces financial woes

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New Life Christian Fellowship has found themselves with a dwindling membership, a $380,000 building and a financial crisis. “We believe we can build a church to the point that it’s self sustaining, but I don’t think that will happen quickly enough to save us from the bank,” said the Rev.…

Providing a space to start over

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There’s never a slow moment at Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. There are always mouths to feed, families to help and to top it all off a $90,000 renovation to oversee. “We’re going to have total chaos for a couple of months,” said Susan Brymer, the executive director. The organization’s…

Cheerleaders take first place

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Boy comes to the rescue of elderly next-door neighbor

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Burly Gene Terres is like an adoptive grandparent to eight-year old Johnathan Carpenter. Carpenter would help the 74-year old mow grass, bush hog, rake leaves, paint, and cut down trees. Last Monday, Carpenter helped Terres with a different task — saving Terres’ life. Carpenter had come home from school that…

East leader has heart surgery

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It might be a miracle. What was supposed to be a routine check-up for Peter Browne, president of the East Lincoln Betterment Association, turned out to be a lot more than he bargained for. “Peter simply had a birthday so he went in to the doctor for a stress test,”…

Residents voice concerns over roads, traffic

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Residents in east Lincoln voiced their concerns and frustrations Thursday over traffic and road problems. Approximately 100 residents who came to a meeting of the East Lincoln Betterment Association to learn more about some of the ongoing projects. The meeting was held at the East Lincoln Recreation Center. Questions were…

Strawberry Festival

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(Above) Emily FitzPatrick pets Gahndi the Savanna Monitor lizard held by Dr. Robert Mittan at the 20th annual Strawberry Festival held at East Lincoln High School Saturday. (Right) Crowds line up to buy strawberries from Lineberger’s Strawberries. The 20th annual festival was held at East Lincoln High School. Chris Dean…

Lake Calendar

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DEMOCRATIC WOMEN The Education and Recruitment Committee of the Lincoln County Democratic Women will meet May 24 at the parish hall of St. Peter by the Lake. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. REPUBLICAN WOMEN The East Lincoln Republican Women will meet May 24 at Fairfield United Methodist Church…