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Club News — 12-18-13

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The November meeting of the Priscilla Book Club was hosted by Peggy Lafferty.  After a dessert course, members shared news. President Kay Barefoot opened the meeting with a recording by the Kruger Brothers about the Overmountain Men. After the meeting’s business portion, Program Leader Judy Holland reviewed the book King’s…

Music to a mother’s ear

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Knowing calories jump on my hips as I walk through a room where food is cooking, I decided I didn’t want to become “fluffier” as the days go by now that I’m retired. Therefore, I bit the bullet and decided to join a gym. Trust me,…

Local middle school student wins big at horse show

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Local middle school student Cody Beam won four classes during the Appaloosa Registered Show and Youth Show this October. Beam also placed in several other categories over the two-day competition. More than 1,200 participants competed at the North Carolina Fair Horse Complex in Raleigh. According to…

Service News

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Army National Guard Pvt. John P. Patton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare…

Maiden police warn about telephone scam

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Staff report The Maiden Police Department issued a press release on Thursday warning the public of a recent phone scam targeting a number of citizens’ bank accounts. Police said the scammers call residents, telling them they have won a vehicle or large amount of money. The callers then demand the…

Hearing to be held on self-storage expansion

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Planning and Inspections Department will host a community involvement meeting Thursday night regarding a couple’s request to expand their self-storage facility. Danielle and Steven Maggs are requesting the rezoning of 0.73 acre from a neighborhood business to a conditional zoning general industrial to permit the expansion.…

McHenry nominates students to service academies

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Staff report Three Lincoln and Catawba County students have been nominated to attend one of the country’s military service academies by Congressman Patrick McHenry. Last week, McHenry announced the 10 young men and women selected from the state’s 10th Congressional District. Each student applied through McHenry’s office and was interviewed…

Festival of Trees opener a hit

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Extension’s 2013 4-H Science Fair

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Be sure to buy safe toys for Christmas

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  This Christmas when you are shopping for toys, make sure you are getting a safe product. In 2010, an estimated 181,500 children were treated to an emergency room for a toy related injury. When shopping, consider your child’s age. It’s worth it to read the instructions to make sure…