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Award named after local

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The North Carolina Association for the Advancement of Health Education established the Linda Harrill Rudisill Lifetime Achievement Award at their 2004 convention. Rudisill has contributed over 41 years to education. Now retired, she serves as a member of the Board of Managers at the Lincoln County Family YMCA. She is…

102nd Birthday

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West Lincoln shows growth

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Growth in western Lincoln County has been consistent — but increasing slightly — over the past several years. That trend continued during 2004, said Kelly Atkins, director of Building and Land Development. Of the 1,035 lots created in Lincoln County, 212 of them are located in the western part of…

Crouse women remember creation of atom bomb

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CROUSE — During the summer of 1945, three young women from Crouse left home to aid in the creation of the atomic bomb. They traveled eight hours by bus to Oak Ridge, Tenn, which was also known as “the secret city.” Off from college on summer break, the girls only…

Posters feature former students

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The faces of three West Lincoln High School graduates are featured on posters promoting Western Carolina University. Kristina Reid, Emily Whitener and Amanda Stevens are each listed on personalized posters describing their successes at the university. “The purpose is to recruit students primarily and also to show how students from…

Cat rescued from well

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Looking at “Crazy Eight” today, no one would know that just days before Christmas, the kitten was rescued from a 75-foot well. Cindy Saull, a firefighter with the Crouse Volunteer Fire Department who later adopted the cat, could not ignore the information she heard on her pager the night of…

60th Anniversary

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It just kept growing

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Bobby Fields holds a 9 pound turnip that grew in his Iron Station garden. He credits a fertilizer, water, a good ground and a good growing season for the success.…

Kids prove they care

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It takes a lot of dedication to lick 700 card filled envelopes and travel the county to place every single one in the hands of a rest home resident. “We thought it would be nice to give everyone something at Christmas,” said Megan Avery, an 11-year-old Love Memorial Elementary School…

Five generations welcome soldier home

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Five generations sat together at Ramseur’s Sandwich Shop on Tuesday morning celebrating Christmas and fawning over the newest addition to the family. Ages ranged from 85-year-old Grady Abernathy to two-month-old Sydney Grace Hudson, the daughter of Shannon Hudson and her soldier husband, Shane. “It’s special because it was her first…