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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…

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Lincoln retirees bound for Colorado, western adventures

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Nancy and Steve Hoyle may be the envy of their neighborhood. They live in Nancy’s family homeplace in a comfortable house with a beautiful interior finished in warm wood tones. The outdoors are lush with large shade trees, green shrubs and many blooming plants. The yard is expansive, with plenty…

Upgrading graduation requirements discussed

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Slacking off senior year isn’t going to be an option anymore. The Lincoln County Board of Education curriculum committee discussed updating graduation requirements Monday night. “It will be hard on procrastinators,” said Elaine Jenkins, associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction. The new graduation requirements include passing the five End Of…

Hydrilla munchers released into lake

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Large minnows are busy munching on weeds in Lake Norman. On Monday morning, 3,000 grass carp were released into the lake to feast on hydrilla, the fast growing exotic aquatic weed that is invading the lake. When left unchecked the weed is capable of choking out entire coves. The 14-inch…

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…

Around Town 5/18/2005

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REVIVAL Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church will hold revival services beginning May 22 at 6 p.m. and continuing May 23 through the 26 at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dale Angel will be the guest evangelist. The church is located on 318 West Ballard St. For more information please call (704) 435-6934.…