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Local dairy family sets high standards

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Corey and Bridgette Lutz are on the cutting edge of environmental stewardship. The local farmers, named the State Conservation Farm Family of the Year award in 2001 by North Carolina’s State Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, milk 200 registered Jerseys on a scenic 240-acre parcel they purchased from…

81st Birthday

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Summer Lovin` – Children keep cool, seek fun in the sun

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The William Lentz Recreation Center and Betty G. Ross Park on S. Grove St. are alive with activity this summer. The pool and park have been filled with families looking for picnicking, playing and escaping the heat. The pool is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.…

Lending a hand

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Children at Christian Ministry of Lincoln County choose loading docks and the soup kitchen over television and swimming pools. Youngsters in the area have been volunteering with the non-profit organization that provides food and services to the needy. “They could be out swimming and playing video games, but they come…

North Lincoln wins awards

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“Paladin,” the yearbook at North Lincoln High School, won the award of distinction at the recent North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA) Summer Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. North Lincoln also received three honorable mention awards for the yearbook cover design, theme and photography. All…

Harrill celebrates 90th

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Fleta Boggs Harrill was honored recently with an afternoon party to celebrate her 90th birthday. The birthday party was held at Boger City Rest Home, hosted by her granddaughter, Stacie Lea Self of San Diego, Cali., and her daughters, Ann Self Sigmon and Linda Harrill Rudisill. Becky Avent catered the…

Service News

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HICKMAN Airman Luke Hickman of Vale recently completed Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice school at Shepherd Air Force Base in Texas. During his crew chief training, he learned to perform inspections, functional checks and preventive maintenance on aircraft and aircraft-installed equipment. Preflight responsibilities include ensuring that the aircraft has been properly serviced…

Bookworms boost reading program

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Amanda McBryde, Alyson Bryson and Nicholas Roberts listen to the story “Pigs in the Pantry” at their west Lincoln branch library. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Since the school year ended, children in the western end of Lincoln County have made good use of their local library. “Summer reading is…

Western Lincoln County to see road and bridge improvements

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans on making several improvements to an intersection just west of Lincolnton. Replacing several bridges in the west is also planned. The improvements to the intersection of N.C. 27 West, N.C. 182 and Hershel Lackey Road were endorsed and supported by the Lincoln County…

Horse, rider attend clinic

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VALE — Tristan Stines and her horse, Ghaze, were recently chosen by Clinton Anderson, a natural horsemanship trainer from Australia, to be part of a three-day clinic at the Western N.C. Agriculture Center in Fletcher. Ghaze, a seven-year-old thoroughbred, ex-race horse was the main demonstration horse for the clinic. Clinton…