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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…

Rescue dog in training receives assistance from area veterinarian

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Tina passed all the tests with flying colors. She finished each trial top of her class, despite being the runt of the litter. But Tina’s fate changed with one visit to the doctor. The young bloodhound was originally chosen to be trained as a missing persons dog. Lt. Kent Lukach…

Donor and recipient await date of kidney transplant

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The date for Tim Biggerstaff’s surgery has been set. WLON’s “Swap Shop” DJ, featured in the LTN’s April 23 edition, will be admitted to Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem on Sunday, May 24. His surgery will be Monday, May 25. Biggerstaff got a call on May 7 and…

From trash to treasure

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(Above) Kyle Edwards maneuvers the swing arm saw mill to turn an old tree into usable lumber while his father, Bob Edwards, looks on. (Below) Edwards air dries pieces of lumber at his Iron Station mill. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo IRON STATION — The clichй “One man’s trash is…

Locks of Love

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Debutante Party

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