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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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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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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…

Debutante Party

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Service News

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HUNT Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael C. Hunt, son of Juanita L. Hunt of Cherryville recently graduated from the Nuclear Field “A” School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Goose Creek, S.C. The three- to six-month course teaches machinist’s mates, electrician’s mates and electronics technicians the basics of their…

The battle continues

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Ann Keever continues to fight cancer. The wife, mother and co-owner of a local farm is facing her fourth fight against cancer. But the strong 61-year-old faces each battle with courage. “You just have to stop feeling sorry for yourself,” she said. “You’ve got to focus on what you can…