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Saturday event to fund activity center

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Holy Spirit Catholic Church will hold its Community Fest Saturday, and it’s packed full of events for the whole family. The event will help fund the new activity center, which is already under construction. The center will be approximately 19,908 square feet in size and will have 11 classrooms, a…

Red fruit festival planned

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Strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries and strawberry salsa are just a few of the things that one can find at this year’s East Lincoln Strawberry Festival. The East Lincoln High School Parent Teacher Association is busy planning the event. The festival will be held Saturday, May 15 at the school’s football…

Hydrilla-eating carp to be dumped into lake

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Large minnows will be munching up weeds in Lake Norman starting Monday. Sterile grass carp, a large minnow native to eastern Asia, will help control the fast-growing weed known as hydrilla which has infested parts of Lake Norman. A total of 6,000 of these fish will be let lose to…

Special Olympics

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A passion for math equals SAT success

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Most people would be ecstatic if they received a perfect score on the math section of the SAT. Matthew Reece, a West Lincoln High School senior, is not most people. “It was an expectation fulfilled,” said Matthew. “I’ve always done well in math. I guess it should be more of…

Cline Farm subdivision proposes to keep farm feeling

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A 286-acre tract on Reepsville Road could become one of the county’s newest planned districts and include estate lots, a commercial village and condos. But what makes this development different, the developer and county officials say, is the large amount of open space, scenic vistas and recreational opportunities that come…

Volunteers gear up for Howards Creek Community Center yard sale

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Household items and Christmas decorations have helped make Howards Creek Community Center what it is today — a publicly accessible building in western Lincoln County. More than 10 years ago a group of people rallied to reopen the old school. A petition was taken to the county commission and a…

Relay for Life Fund-raiser

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DSS to approach parents first in child neglect cases

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The Lincoln County Department of Social Services (DSS) now has a more up front approach to dealing with child neglect cases. The DSS switched to a Multiple Response System in the beginning of April. “We’re just very pleased that we have started the process,” said Susan McCracken, director of the…

Boating fan sets sale, opens marine supply store

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Mark Cotter has finally found his niche. Cotter, who has been boating since first grade, saw a need for a marine supply store in Denver. “The local traffic is tired of having to go to Charlotte or Cornelius,” he said. After doing everything from real estate to working at Lowe’s,…