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Senior Apple Queen crowned

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Fresh from the brick oven

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Brian Rollins’ brick oven pizza business, Good Wood, has taken him to many different places – festivals, private parties, vacation Bible schools and, just once, a nudist colony. “One hundred and fifty naked people waiting on pizza,” Rollins said, describing the event. “I tell you what, sometimes it’s best to…

Growth issues top LCHBA forum

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The four candidates for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners who participated in a Lincoln County Home Builders Association election forum discussed a host of policies related to growth, a hot topic for many struggling home builders and connected jobs and industries. Lincoln County Planning Board member George Arena of…

Fundraiser helps students with medical bills

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Students at Maiden High School are rallying around two of their own. Allen Bowman and Lance Schronce, both seniors at the school, have been fighting cancer. A fundraiser to help with medical bills will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the downtown Maiden Fire Department. “Everybody’s…

Chapel Baptist wins two Awana awards

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Lawing’s Chapel Baptist Church in Maiden received two awards at the annual Awana ministry conference in Asheville. “Lawing’s Chapel received [the] attendance award for having 70 percent of our leadership in attendance at the conference and a Southern Highlands ‘Top Ten Awana Clubs’ award for meeting the Awana ‘Ten Standards…

Cellist to perform at Cultural Center

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A 19-year-old cellist is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “He’s just a young teenager, and he’s won some international competitions,” Rosemary Hubbard, publicity chair for the Lincoln County Concert Association, said. Narek Hakhnazaryan was born in Armenia and has performed in Russia, Germany,…

CMC-Lincoln hosts Diabetes Fair Monday

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Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln will host its annual Diabetes Fair 6 p.m. Monday in the William M. Lentz gym at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. A total of 23 million people in the United States have diabetes, 7 percent of the population, according to Gwen McBee, diabetes program coordinator at…

Lowery helps independence in S. Africa

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The Rev. Franklin Lowery of Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Stanley has racked up a lot of frequent flier miles. He just returned from a 10-day mission trip to South Africa, and it wasn’t his first trip across the Atlantic. “We try to do one every year,” Lowery said…

Soph leads Lady Mustangs golfing team

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East Lincoln student Mattie Tobey excels at golf. Only a sophomore, Tobey is the Lady Mustangs’ No. 1 player and has been the medalist through East Lincoln’s first four matches. “She comes from a golfing family. Her brother, who is a senior this year, got a couple of offers to…

Around Town 10/1/2008

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CHICKEN PIE SUPPER New Vision Child Development Center (of New Vision Ministries) will have a chicken pie supper 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 in the daycare building. The fundraiser will benefit the daycare. Cost is $6 per plate, and plates include chicken pie, green beans, slaw, roll, tea…