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BMX racer goes the distance

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A second-hand bike and lack of fear have earned an east Lincoln boy first place in the Bicycle Motor Cross Nationals. “We didn’t even get the best bike. We didn’t have a trainer,” said Annie Geerken, the boy’s mother. “He did this on his own.” Nikolas Geerken, a 13-year-old student…

Oh, my aching back

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When experiencing back pain, many people’s first instinct is to retreat to their sofa. What they should be doing instead is getting their bodies up and moving. “The main thing is just to exercise,” said Kathie Anthony, a group exercise coordinator at the Lincoln Family YMCA. She suggests starting with…

Steel drums bring spring

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There’s something about a steel drum band that banishes bad moods and conjures up warm weather and mild breezes. Steely Pan Steel Band, a steel drum band from Appalachian State University, is certainly not the exception to that rule. “When it was raining the other day and so cold, I…

Around Town 4/1/2005

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VIGIL CANCELED Tonight’s vigil kicking off Child Abuse Awareness Month has been canceled due to inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled. 2005 MUSTANG RAFFLE West Lincoln High School Band Boosters are extending raffle ticket sales for a 2005 Mustang. Tickets are $10 a piece. The new deadline is April…

Ink Restore to open

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Another business is opening on the courtsquare. Ink Restore, offering inkjet cartridges and refilled laser tone cartridges, printers sales and service will be open next week. The store which refills old inkjet and laser printer cartridges can offer them for about half the price of a new cartridge. Thomas Fox,…

Gates Real Estate Grand Opening

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Spring Flinging

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Safety Awards

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Zoning requests on table

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Residents of east Lincoln can attend two public hearings on zoning at 6:30 p.m. April 4 at the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting. The first public hearing is from applicant David Wulfhorst who is requesting to rezone a 0.24-acre parcel from residential single-family to conditional use neighborhood business in…

Comments on Duke invited

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East Lincoln residents can voice their concerns on Duke Power Co. services on April 21. A representative from Duke Power and a representative from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will be present to answer any questions. Comments are invited as Duke seeks relicensing. “Duke is the one that is going…