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Assisted living community to open in spring

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Moving from one residence to another is always a trying experience, but it can be especially difficult for seniors going into assisted living. “I think it’s a tough decision to bring loved ones from their home, and we want to make this a smooth transition,” said Johnnie Bolick, marketing director…

Extension hosts new workshop

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The Cooperative Extension is bringing in a little outside help for its Health Heart Series, which starts Tuesday. Melinda Houser, an extension agent, will teach two out of the three classes. Special guest Tone Duncan, who is originally from Japan, will teach the third class. “I’ll try to introduce some…

Scholarship honors Paul Rhyne

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has set up a scholarship fund in the name of the late Paul C. Rhyne, one of the founding members of the 35-year-old organization. “We thought it was a good way to honor Paul’s name and all the good things he did for the…

Five generations

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Traffic check results in 27 arrests by sheriff

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Twenty-seven people were arrested as a result of violations uncovered in a Friday traffic stop. Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a checkpoint at the intersection of Maiden Highway, Bethel Church Road, and Clarks Creek Road, said Larry Seagle, public information officer with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. “Deputies filed 57…

E. Lincoln Christian Ministry raises money to feed the hungry

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There’s a lot going on at East Lincoln Christian Ministry, and it’s all geared toward helping the people of eastern Lincoln County. “We try to do what we’re supposed to do for the folks in east Lincoln County,” Al Lovin, president of the group, said. The organization, which is not…

Firefighters battle Denver mulch fire

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For nearly 12 hours Tuesday, Lincoln County firefighters tackled a massive mulch fire in Denver. The fire began around 10:56 a.m. at a stump dump site on Kidville Road. When firefighters first arrived, the owner of the stump dump was using machinery and water sources to eliminate the hot spots…

His job is patrolling the shore

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Nearly 10 months after assuming lake patrol duties, Sheriff Deputy Jason Hutchinson says he’s beginning to find the footing on his new beat. “I’ve had to change my entire style of policing,” Hutchinson reflected. “It’s a totally different world when you go from dry land to a boat. It’s a…

Honoring years of service

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WINNING NIGHT

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Photos by Ron McCann – Lincoln Times-News East Lincoln senior and Navy signee Alex Newsome, who is closing in on 1,000 points for his prep career, battles Cherryville’s Phillip Johnson for a loose ball in a matchup that featured the Southern Piedmont’s top two teams. Newsome and the Mustangs had…