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Insects bring threat

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Smack! You squash the tiny insect as it bites your leg. But has the damage already been done? Aside from the bite site that will itch for days, the threat of disease spread by mosquitoes remains a concern in Lincoln County. Mosquitoes can carry two diseases in this area —…

World tour

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Brian Hawkins, originally from Lincolnton, visited Vietnam during an around the world tour. While there he befriended a young girl and eventually bought a hat from her. A 1991 graduate of Lincolnton High School, he reside in Moran, Wyo. where he works with troubled youth in a Wilderness Camp. He…

Medical student gets training at home-town office

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Working side by side with a doctor in a small town can teach a medical student a lot. “It’s interesting to see how the trust is built first hand between doctor and patient,” said Ben Coulter, a first year medical student at Wake Forest University. “To treat an entire person…

Pageant set for Aug. 9

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Applications are being accepted for the 30th Annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held Aug. 9 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Contestants must be a rising high school senior as of Fall 2008 and no older than 23. They must also be…

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