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Around Town 3/25/2005

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FISH FRY & AUCTION A fish fry and auction benefit will be held for Joe and Karen Morgan at the Lincoln Country Club on Saturday March 26. The fish fry will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $6 per plate. The auction begins at 3 p.m. For more information or…

ESC: Lincoln jobless rate up slightly

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate for the month of January went up from a 5.8 in December to a 5.9 in January. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission said the small increase is linked to the layoffs after the Christmas hires. At this time last year, Lincoln county’s…

Business Briefs

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Lincolnton’s newest bank, Carolina National, has named Lincolnton resident Scottie H. Jenkins to the position of office manager. Jenkins is a graduate of West Lincoln High School and has over 25 years of local banking experience. “I am excited about the opportunity to serve this community,” said Jenkins. Carolina National…

Cheerleader hits Hawaii

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A West Lincoln High School student has cheered her way to Hawaii and now to college. Holly Wellman, a senior at West Lincoln, recently attended the All American Cheer and Dance Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill. While there she was selected to perform for the National Football League’s Pro Bowl in…

Active learners take on Easter

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UNION – Kindergarten is tough work. You have to color between the lines, learn to share with others and stay still for an entire nap time. If you’re in Angie Deal’s class at Union Elementary School, all this drudgery is broken up by jelly beans and bunny hopping. On Thursday…

Farm to offer blueberries fresh off the branch

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VALE – Planting blueberries is no easy task. Henry Helms, owner of Helms Christmas Tree Farm in Vale, is waiting for his blueberries to ripen. The Christmas Tree Farm, which has been in business since 1978, will offer pick-your-own-blueberries in 2006. “They should be in good demand,” Helms said. “Everybody…

Easter Coloring Contest Winners

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United Way presents fund-raising awards

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Several Lincoln County businesses were recognized for their fund-raising efforts Monday at United Way of Lincoln County’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon at First Baptist Church. Organization President Brad Guth presented fundraising awards to the following businesses: Largest amount Per Capita Increase – First Federal Savings Bank, Largest Employee Increase…

Around Town 3/23/2005

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MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE Crouse United Methodist Church Choir will present a musical cantata “Harvest of Sorrows” Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated during the cantata. The church is located on Hwy. 150 in Crouse. BLOOD DRIVE An American Cross Blood Drive will be held at…

The beginning of a church — Starting from scratch

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Members of the newly created Unity Baptist Church have learned that a place of worship is made up of more than just bricks and mortar. “The church is the people, and the building is just a building,” said Jerry Davis, a deacon at the new church. A group of 40…