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Family business rejuvenated in North Brook

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F.B. Tallent leans back in his rocking chair and invites passersby to have a seat for a “history lesson.” The retired farmer and World War II veteran has spent many afternoons swapping stories in front of his produce stand in western Lincoln County that has been closed almost 20 years.…

Nursing program serves three area congregation

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Lisa Cole is used to navigating through the maze of the healthcare system. And as a parish nurse, she uses her experience to help guide others through difficult times. Cole, who has her master’s degree in nursing with a concentration on parish nursing, serves three western United Methodist churches —…

Lady Rebels basketball team to start 2004-05 season under a new coach

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When basketball season rolls around the West Lincoln Lady Rebels basketball team will have a new face gracing their sideline. Ina Thompson is resigning as a teacher and coach effective at the end of this school year and former Lincolnton star Jaime Boyles is stepping in. West Lincoln’s former Principal…

E.C. student achieves academic honors

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Maggie Heafner has come a long way since she was born 13 weeks premature with little chance to live. “It makes me think I’ve been put here for a purpose because it would have been so easy for me to die and I didn’t,” said Maggie. The high school senior…

Deb Party

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Volunteers recognized at luncheon

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On April 29, Outback Steakhouses across the state opened their doors and served lunch for Guardian ad Litem volunteers. Volunteers from the 27th Judicial District of Lincoln and Cleveland counties attended the University Chancellor Drive Outback. Manager Monica Dhatt along with wait and cook staff donated their time as well…

Service News

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DOLLARHIDE Marine Corps Pfc. David W. Dollarhide Jr., a 1996 graduate of Maiden High School, recently completed the basic electrician’s course. During the course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C., students receive instruction on the repair and maintenance of generators, transformers and power lines. In…

Up close and personal

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Jack Owens steers a carriage full of children through the 3 1/2-mile safari trail as another carriage passes. Owens has worked at the Lazy 5 Ranch for almost 10 years. A blue and gold macaw holds on to a branch while greeting visitors with a loud “Hello.” Diane Turbyfill /…

Preschool graduates

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Students win awards

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Six Lincoln County School of Technology students competed in the 39th Annual North Carolina Leadership and Skills Conference April 6-8 in Greensboro. Keith Huffman placed first in the southwest region in carpentry. His teacher is Todd Jenkins. Travis Canipe earned fourth place in diesel equipment technology. His teacher is John…