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4-H ‘healing tree’ at courthouse to honor child abuse victims

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  Staff report   The Lincoln County 4-H Youth is asking for assistance in creating a community healing tree. According to the press release, the tree, located on the Lincoln County courthouse lawn, will honor those who have been impacted by child abuse. Youth members are asking the community to…

It’s springtime. Time to plant a garden!

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist Lori Bridges, a teacher with a 3-year-old classroom at New Hope Child Development Center in Gastonia is preparing for this year’s garden which has been in place for four years. The garden consists of tomatoes, corn, cabbage, onions, green peppers, broccoli, beans, carrots and cucumber. Each…

Extension grows here: Understanding bullying

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  APRIL DILLON Guest Columnist   You might never expect that when you say goodbye to your child in the morning, that he or she might be the victim of bullying just a while later in the day. You might be even more shocked to learn that your child was…

March is National Nutrition Month

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest columnist This month created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and physical activity habits. Juliana Whitaker, childcare health consultant for Lincoln County, works to improve the health, safety and nutrition of children ages birth to five…

Students learn about cities

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A family member missing at the beach

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist I was meeting a friend for lunch, and while I was waiting for her to arrive, Tracy Hawkins, an employee, and I began talking. I asked her if there was a moment in her life she would never forget, and she gave me the following information.…

A bear and a pair of sunglasses

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist As told by Amber Lawson   It seems as though best friends always have great fun doing average things. My best friend, Jessica, and I went on a two-week beach vacation in April of 2005. We were having such a good time we didn’t want it…

Angel Bows

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VFW awards contest winners

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Hesed House honors Cataler

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