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Grant will fund new fire truck

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The South Fork Volunteer Fire Department has received a grant of $97,191 from the 2004 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. With funds from fiscal year 2004, $745 million will be awarded to several thousand fire departments. South Fork VFD will use funds…

Around Town 2/25/2005

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CUP OF GRACE The following performances will take place at Cup of Grace Coffeehouse, 115 W. Court Square, this weekend: 7:30 p.m. today, Phatt Chance (oldies); 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the Sigmon Family (bluegrass). For information cal l704-732-8000 or go to www.cupofgrace.com GYMNASTICS EXHIBITION Lake Norman Gymnastics Academy will host a…

Grand Opening

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Meyers makes scenic art masterpiece

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More than 40 paintings fill one of the rooms in Louise Meyers’ house. Seagulls taking flight off a Florida coastline. A layer of white snow and a calming setting. A large overflowing waterfall. Meyers said it’s hereditary. Her grandfather was an artist and built two churches in Ukraine. She got…

The Lincoln County Outlaw goes bluegrass

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The banjo strumming Lincoln County Outlaw has friends in high places. Butch Jenkins, a local musician, regularly shares the stage with his idol – Raymond Fairchild, a bluegrass legend. “I didn’t think I would ever get to see Raymond play in person, and here I am picking with him on…

Losing Big

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School officials set priorities

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School officials have unanimously marked mandated expenses and teacher supplements as high priorities in the 2005 to 2006 school system budget. What the next most important need is, however, has caused debate. “The needs always exceed the resources,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. School board members ranked their top priorities and…

The future will stop for those who drop

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ASHLEY CUNNINGHAM, JENNY BOYLE, HANNAH HOOVER and JESSICA LESTER North Lincoln High School ———————————— A Chinese Proverb says, “Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.” Dropout rates across the board seem to be lowering. For example, in Lincoln County last year, 167 people dropped out.…

Duke to address outages

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A representative of Duke Power will be the guest speaker at the next East Lincoln Betterment Association meeting starting at 7 p.m. on March 10. ELBA has now moved its meetings to Thursdays instead of Tuesdays and will begin meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 8210 Unity Church Road.…

Caterer puts time on the clock

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Its bread and butter during the weekdays and weddings on the weekend. Jennifer Hatley, owner of No Time to Cook in Denver, keeps her days filled by pleasing people’s taste buds. The popular catering business has been going strong for five years offering food to many local businesses and also…