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Real estate sales slow in west end

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According to one realtor in Lincoln County, real estate sales on the west side of the county have been typically slower than in the last two to three years. One of the problems could be a lack of buyers versus the number of listings in the area. Homeowners with a…

Battling Bullies — Counselors teach self esteem

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Every school has bullies whether it be the student who yells insults at underclassman on the bus, the boy who constantly hits other children on the playground or the queen bee who makes a habit of excluding girls from her clique. West Lincoln Middle School, and several other schools in…

Smokin` Celebration — Crouse VFD marks 35 years of fire fighting

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CROUSE — It was a 10-year-old dream, and 35 years ago it came true. The Crouse Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 35th anniversary Tuesday night. The department was chartered in 1959, but it took 10 years to get the first fire truck, chief Milton Sain told the crowd gathered at…

4-H`ers attend state Electric Congress

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Derreck Sherrill, 16, of Vale was recognized with a Electric Recruiter Award, during the 57th Annual State 4-H Electric Congress held July 12-14 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is the son of Todd and Janet Sherrill. Holly Mills, 14, of Belmont was recognized as a County…

Turning over tragedy

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For almost half her life, Joy Stout has cared for her infant son, Andrew Proffitt. Stout gave birth to Andrew when she was 19. A car accident that same year took her son’s eyesight and part of his brain capacity. It also took the lives of her husband and mother-in-law.…

Hooked on Harmony

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CONOVER — Barbershop harmony echoes through the halls of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ each Thursday night. The uplifting sounds come from the voices of Carolina Style Chorus, a chapter of the Sweet Adelines. “I love the music. It’s just a different sound,” said Jean Danaher, chorus director. Danaher…

85th Birthday

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Children experience Summer Ventures with 4-H

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The month of June was a time of true Summer Ventures for the children attending Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H’s day camp programs. Educational activities included, absorbing the need for milk by making “kick the can ice cream,” delving into international foods and cultures of France, Japan, Kenya and Mexico,…

50th Anniversary

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What`s in a name?

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Mom’s absence doesn’t slow down business at sub shop David and Darla Melton joke about the identity of “Mom” of Mom’s Sub Shop on Dave Warlick Drive. “Depending on what mood I’m in, sometimes I’ll tell people it’s me,” David says. “They’ll freak out.” Other times Darla accepts the name…