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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…

AG Cooper lauds Lincoln schools

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Attorney General Roy Cooper Tuesday recognized Lincoln County schools that have prepared to respond to a crisis. “I’m pleased that schools here in Lincoln County have worked with law enforcement to complete their Critical Incident Response Kits and their training,” said Cooper, speaking at the School District Central Office. “With…

Good Faith Donation

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ELBA events planned

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The East Lincoln Betterment Association has many goals for the new year including improvements and upcoming events. Citizen of the Year The Citizen of the Year banquet will be held 6:30 p.m. on April 14 at Verdict Ridge. It will honor an individual who has helped improve the quality of…

Sure-Fire wins conference award

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Sure-Fire Entertainment Inc. of Denver recently received an award for Best Promotional Pieces at a recent conference. The joint conference of the North and South Carolina Festivals & Events Associations took place in Greenville, S.C. in February. The pieces submitted by Sure-Fire were a full color poster and brochure designed…

Duke hears outage criticism

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Concerned residents spoke out on issues regarding Duke Power at the East Lincoln Betterment Association’s meeting Thursday night. Many residents were concerned with the numerous power outages that have occurred in the area over the past two years. One of great importance was an area-wide all day outage which happened…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S SENIOR FEAST Wayne’s 2nd Friday feast will be held April 8 at 10 a.m. at Capt’n Pete’s Restaurant. Cost is $6. Reservations must be made by Sunday, April 3. Dennis Benton, music director with Westport Baptist will be providing entertainment. Call Celia or Paul Deese at 704-483-4355. LIBRARY MEETING…

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…