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Around Town 5/2/2005

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DAV VAN The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Van will be at the Lincolnton County DAV hut, 2130 Laboratory Road, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. today. National Service representatives will be on hand to answer any questions concerning DAV benefits, to assist in appealing claims and to brief anyone…

Within the Week

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Friday is one of the biggest days of the year for the town of Lincolnton. “Relay for Life,” the signature fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society, will take place at the Lincolnton High School football stadium. Fundraisers have been hard at work since January, collecting money for the cause.…

West JROTC students recognized

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West Lincoln High School JROTC students who went above and beyond regular duties were honored Saturday at the Blue and Gold Ceremony. “Every program is the same way – you have some that just take the class, then you have others where it almost becomes their whole life,” said Lt.…

Seniors plan military futures

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Many graduates of West Lincoln High School’s JROTC program have decided the military is the life for them. “It’s a guaranteed job, somewhere to live, three meals a day and an education if I want it,” said Joshua Grimes, who has enlisted in the Marine Corps. The eight men and…

Bonding over baseball

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This weekend marks the beginning of the baseball season at West Lincoln Optimist Park and officials hope it will bring the community together. Festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m. today at 6:30 p.m. and from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday Players past and current, plus sponsors for this…

Starting off the strawberry season

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Strawberries have just come in season, and people can’t get enough. “You can’t keep them on the shelves,” said Jeff Crotts, who runs Knob Creek Orchard and Creamery in west Lincoln. “We run out everyday.” The season won’t peak until mid-May, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t getting their fill…

Fantastic 4-H fashion

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Members of the 4-H club strutted their stuff down the runway on Tuesday night in handmade clothes. “The goal of the fashion show is to help the participants develop some sewing skills, project skills, that they can use later,” said April Dillon, 4-H development extension agent. “I don’t know how…

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County job prospects promising

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An improving job market may be in sight for Lincoln County. The unemployment rate for March dropped from a 6.3 to a 5.5 percent. “There are actually over 400 more people back at work,” said Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission The Lincoln Economic Development Association in…