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Dry, hot times slow blooming

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Anyone who’s been outdoors in the past month knows that stepping outside has felt more like taking a stroll on the sun. You certainly don’t have to tell it to Kevin Mauney, owner of Rock Ridge Greenhouses in Alexis. “Things outside have had such a hard time,” said Mauney. “When…

On the way up

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AIRBRUSH MAGIC

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Hear the word airbrush and you might automatically picture a Myrtle Beach T-shirt stand or a novelty license tag. Pumpkin Center resident Robbie Norris is trying to change that. Norris, a 1987 East Lincoln High School graduate, owns Robbie’s Custom Show Paint, where he specializes in turning ordinary motorcycles into…

Around Town 9/3/2007

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MEETING The Lincoln County Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of the Lincoln County Health Department. BLOOD DRIVE The Denver Community Blood Drive will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m,. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Baptist Church..…

Wreck victim improving

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A North Lincoln High School student in critical condition since an Aug. 13 car wreck recently was upgraded to fair condition, according to Carolinas Medical Center officials in Charlotte. Vital signs are stable for Mackenzie Dean Lynch, 16, and he is conscious but may be uncomfortable, said a hospital spokesperson.…

College fair helps students make decisions

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Students may have barely gotten their feet wet in a new school year, but high school juniors and seniors should be already looking ahead. To help students prepare for life after graduation, Lincoln County Schools will host its annual college fair at the James W. Warren Citizens Center Wednesday. “I…

67th Wedding Anniversary

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Robert and Corene Lindsay of Vale celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Aug. 31. They were married in Gaffney, S.C. on Aug. 31, 1940. They celebrated by going out to eat just the two of them. They are the parents of Carl Lindsay of Vale, Faith Pruitte of Rutherfordton and the…

Eagle Scout

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Stomping the grapes, and enjoying it

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(Left photo) Sam Melnyk really got into the competition, and the grapes. Sam won his age bracket. (Right photo) Barbara Townsend, “Lulu” Davis and Leslie Thomas, left to right, seem to be having maybe too much fun. The three are from western Lincoln County. Ron McCann / LTN Photo Robert…

Fresh start for old and new teachers

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Whether it’s their first year on the job or their last, west Lincoln teachers have geared up for a new school year. Here are three teachers who are excited about what the school year has in store for them: The rookie Sarah Payseur graduated from Appalachian State in May, and…