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Myths and facts about pet nutrition

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Karen Miller, DVM Guest Columnist Gluten free is healthier for our dogs and cats? This is a myth. Gluten induced enteropathy (celiac disease) is extremely rare in dogs. It has been reported mostly in Irish Setters. Pets with celiac disease react to the proteins (gluten) in wheat, rye, and barley…

County Extension Office offers scholarship to local students

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  Staff report   The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association, Inc. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors at each of the county’s four high schools. While all students are eligible to apply, priority will be placed on applicants who are pursuing a career in Family and…

One smart kid

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LCS students share Holocaust museum

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A group of Lincoln Charter School students presented “Remembering the Holocaust: A Living Museum” to school faculty, staff, family and friends Tuesday night. The museum, created and hosted by the seventh grade students of Lincoln Charter School, served to educate visitors of the 20th-century tragedy as…

Extension grows here: Growing our money know-how

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LEIGH GUTH Guest Columnist To insure or not to insure? That is the question most everyone is asked when they buy a new phone, computer or any electronic gadget these days. Usually, it is at the checkout counter with little time to ponder the pros and cons. There are five…

Arts Council seeking entries for literary competition

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER   Staff Writer   The Arts Council of Lincoln County is asking current and former county residents to participate in its 31st Annual Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition. According to the arts council’s press release, the trustees of Mrs. Flo Robinson’s estate established the competition to memorialize her lifelong…

Vocal competition coming up

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The 12th Annual Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition will showcase North Carolina singing talent this weekend in Lincoln County. At least 19 competitors from across the state will participate in the event, considered one of the most competitive and prestigious vocal contests in the area. Competitors range in…

Chamber gearing up for Adult Spelling Bee

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation are gearing up for their 17th Annual Adult Spelling Bee, a fundraising event that brings businesses, civic clubs, churches and schools together. “The idea was brought to the Chamber by board member Dr.…

Pageant sponsored by The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association

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Seven girls were winners at this year’s Miss Valentine Queen Pageant, which took place Feb. 16 at Cherryville Community Building.  The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association sponsored the event. Winners included Bitsy Miss Addolynn Dominguez, Baby Doll Miss Berkeley Wilhoit, Tiny Miss Mary Grace Mullinix, Little Miss Jordan Abernathy, Young Miss…

Service News

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  Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Hunter W. Latshaw recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and…