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Iron Station pupils on healthy mission

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Iron Station Elementary School’s PTA is on a mission to make healthy habits fun for their kids. In fact, Iron Station is doing so much to help elementary students develop healthy habits early that they won the Healthy Lifestyle Award from the National PTA. Friday, the PTA sponsored a Walk-a-Thon…

Teen faces charges in fatal accident

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One 16-year-old died and another 16-year-old faces charges. Ryan Seth Hoyle of Newton was charged with careless and reckless driving and misdemeanor death by a vehicle in a Thursday crash on Zur Leonard Road in Lincoln County, according to Highway Patrol officials. His passenger, Donald Tyler Howton, also 16, died…

DECA students plan Pink Knight

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and students at North Lincoln High School are making sure their whole community knows it. North Lincoln’s chapter of DECA (Delta Epsilon Chi Association), an Association of Marketing Students, has organized Pink Knight Friday at North Lincoln’s home football game against Cherryville High School.…

Sheriff offers reflective laces

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In an effort to keep children safe this Halloween, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is offering reflective shoelaces beginning Oct. 18. These laces will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Trick or treat at your local district…

100th birthday

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50th anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children and grandchildren Sept. 29 at First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. Thompson is the former Doris K. Rhyne. The couple was married Sept. 29, 1957 in Spruce Pine. He is a retired magistrate.…

Man recreates old family home place

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Frank McAulay got interested in his family’s history about seven years ago. Now, he’s found a way to bring that history to life: building a realistic model of the old family home place. “We sold the old farm back in 2000,” said McAulay, who lives in Lucia. “When I cleaned…

Baptist Association helps couple

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After spending countless hours on mission trips outside the state, the Southfork Baptist Association decided to volunteer its time a little closer to home. Thanks to the work of its members, Phil and Joan Price of Iron Station will soon have a new place to call home. “Have you ever…

Get acquainted with local shelter

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Here are some reasons to get acquainted with your local animal shelter this October, the ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog month: — A shelter has more choices than any pet store. After all, although there are many kinds of purebred dogs, mixed breeds are infinite in variety. If you have…

Around Town 10/15/2007

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HOT DOG SALE The High Shoals Volunteer Fire Department will have a hot dog sale beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The fire department is located at 110 Thompkins St. in High Shoals. Plates are $3.75 and include two hot dogs, beans and chips. Hot dogs are $1 each. There…