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Real estate sales slow in west end

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According to one realtor in Lincoln County, real estate sales on the west side of the county have been typically slower than in the last two to three years. One of the problems could be a lack of buyers versus the number of listings in the area. Homeowners with a…

Battling Bullies — Counselors teach self esteem

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Every school has bullies whether it be the student who yells insults at underclassman on the bus, the boy who constantly hits other children on the playground or the queen bee who makes a habit of excluding girls from her clique. West Lincoln Middle School, and several other schools in…

Smokin` Celebration — Crouse VFD marks 35 years of fire fighting

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CROUSE — It was a 10-year-old dream, and 35 years ago it came true. The Crouse Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 35th anniversary Tuesday night. The department was chartered in 1959, but it took 10 years to get the first fire truck, chief Milton Sain told the crowd gathered at…

Taking Action

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Rachel Watkins, an artist living on N.C. 18 in western Lincoln County, created protest art on her lawn after several wrecks occurred in front of her home. After many phone calls, Watkins has received a speed checker from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. She has also been told by officials…

Dancing in the Streets

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Super Glide coaxed children and adults to dance in the streets Thursday night for the Alive After Five concert. The band played as the sun set behind the court house. (Right) Ruth Beal played the tambourine and danced with friends. (Below) Toni Espanoza pulled double duty by feeding her daughter,…

4-H`ers attend state Electric Congress

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Derreck Sherrill, 16, of Vale was recognized with a Electric Recruiter Award, during the 57th Annual State 4-H Electric Congress held July 12-14 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is the son of Todd and Janet Sherrill. Holly Mills, 14, of Belmont was recognized as a County…

Horsing Around

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Grace Holbrooks, 3, pets a horse at a petting zoo set up by J and B Petting Farms of Hudson, N.C. Saturday in Lincolnton. Owners James and Barbara Holman bring their petting farm out for birthdays, fairs, schools and other events. For information, call 828-728-8014. Alice Smith / LTN Photo…

Missing boy found unharmed

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CHERRYVILLE — A 12-year-old child reported missing from school at 10 a.m. on Monday morning, was found unharmed on Tuesday. Cherryville police were notified on Monday that the boy was missing from John Chavis Middle School. The five-foot, 92-pound boy had had last been seen leaving the school. Authorities set…

Goodwill store seeks volunteers

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A local non-profit organization is asking for residents’ help. Lincolnton’s Goodwill retail store needs volunteers to help sort donated clothing and household items, hang clothing on hangers, display clothing on sales racks, organize sales displays and help donors with donations. The store, located at 510 Vaughn Way in Lincolnton, is…

Still `Fit` after all this time

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Fit Dimension is celebrating their 11-year anniversary and is opening their doors to the local community. During the week of Aug. 30 through Sept. 4, the community can come and experience a the facility for free. This is being done also in honor of the great athletes of the Olympic…