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After Iraq, soldier values little things

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When stationed in Iraq, Anthony Queen often found himself surrounded by children. A crowd would follow him and his fellow soldiers on their daily tasks yelling “Mister! Mister! Candy!” “All the kids wanted candy, sweets, anything you could give – pens, pencils,” said Queen. “As long as it came from…

66th wedding anniversary

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Around Town 6/27/2005

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BIBLE SCHOOL Grace Baptist Church in Newton will have Vacation Bible School June 27 through July 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly. The church theme is “jungle adventures discovering God’s love.” Grace Baptist Church is located at 1185 Little Road in Newton. For more information call (828) 464-7088. GASTON…

A day in the park

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(Top photo) Savanah Donaldson enjoys a scoop of ice cream at the Highland Drive Park dedication Sunday. Is there more ice cream in her than on her? (bottom photo) Dylan Moore tries his best to keep his dad, Mike Moore, from getting the soccer ball. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Vacation bible school

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Boger City Baptist Church’s kickoff celebration began Saturday. The program will run everyday from 6 – 8:30 p.m. until Friday and is open to all ages. (Above) A variety of animals from Buffalo Beal’s Animal Park were part of the festivities Saturday. Here, Hunter Sain feeds some grass to a…

Farmers Market expands schedule

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market is now operating on its full schedule for the summer. The market opens on Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m., Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. Vendors usually stay as long as they have produce and customers to buy it. The…

Lincoln County Job Fair

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Lincoln County will hold a job fair, “Lincoln County Works,” on July 13 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Betty G. Ross Park Gym. “The job fair will be even more important than last year’s because as the economy improves, there will be a greater need for connecting employers…

Incentive grants for two businesses approved

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Commissioners Monday night approved incentive grants to entice two existing industries into investing millions and deepening their roots in Lincoln County. B.R. Lee Industries, located on N.C. 16 in Denver, plans to invest $10.5 million in a new facility in the Lincoln County Industrial Park. Known as LeeBoy, the company…

Proud Graduates

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Art competition winners announced

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The Lincoln Regional Art Competition award winners were announced at the opening reception on June 17 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Winners were: First place: Brenda Beard Bostian for “Painting the Enchanted Forest,” second place: Renee Matthews for “Blazing Spirit” and third place: Amy Powell for “Light Cauldron.” Honorable mentions…