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Cruising with the Coast Guard

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While most kids his age are trying to find summer jobs, James Hollifield will be spending his summer vacation on a cruise ship. The Lincolnton native and 2004 East Lincoln High School graduate has recently graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I. and will be reporting to…

Art Deadline

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Pull out those paintbrushes! Sharpen that pencil! There’s only a few days left until the deadline for the annual art contest put on by the Lincoln Cultural Center and Lincoln Arts Council. Entries will be accepted this Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural…

Summer reading program ready to launch

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School may be over, but many Lincoln County children won’t put down the books this summer. The Lincoln County Library’s Summer Reading program kicked off Tuesday, said Stephanie Osborne, children’s assistant at the library. Kids can sign up anytime from Tuesday through to July 31, she said. The goal of…

Make that a perfect nine

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Kayla Berryhill achieved something this year that most students wouldn’t dare try. The eighth grade student at Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy has had perfect attendance all nine years of her education. “I just have never been sick,” said Berryhill. Sheila Berryhill, Kayla’s mother, credits her daughter’s good health to genetics,…

Surprise party thrown for retiring math teacher

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Students, teammates and parents honored Lincolnton Middle School sixth-grade teacher Betsy Williams with a surprise retirement party her last full day of teaching. Honored as “Queen of Math,” she was presented with a dozen yellow roses, tiara and ribbon bearing the legend, “LMS Math Queen.” Her students presented her with…

Boat owners advised to take precautions against break-ins

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Keeping your boat safe from break-ins this summer is something that many boaters should be aware of. “We advise folks that if there is anything that they can take off boats that they should do so,” said sheriff’s Lt. Howard Eason, district supervisor for the eastern end of the county.…

New lake patrol officer a familiar face to many

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A new face will be on the lake this summer, but it’s one some long time residents may remember. Jeff Warlick is now the new Lincoln County lake patrol officer as of Friday, returning back full-time after retiring from the Sheriff’s Office four years ago. “Jeff is a really good…

Grant to upgrade fire equipment

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The Denver Volunteer Fire Department was awarded an $8,630.70 grant from the state of North Carolina in order to help provide updated equipment and supplies. The grant was issued on Dec. 15 from the Department of Insurance and the Office of the State Fire Marshal after the Denver Fire Department…

Top Of Their Class

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Saving Lives

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