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Book/Food Sale at Sherrills Ford

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Hungry book lovers will want to mark their calendars for Saturday. That’s the day the Sherrills Ford Friends of the Library host book and food sales. Gently used books and doughnuts will be sold starting at 8 a.m. Hot dogs and sodas will also be available. A drawing for an…

Around Town 5/14/2007

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BAPTIST CAMP ANNIVERSARY South Mountain Baptist Camp, located in Burke County, will celebrate 50 years of faith Aug.18. If you are a former staff member, speaker, camper, camp committee members or have contributed in any way to the work of SMBC, call Miranda Beal (704) 740-5306; e-mail: smbcstaff@yahoo.com. MAYFEST Mayfest…

50th Anniversary

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Writing competition winners announced

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Winners of the Flo Robinson Literary Competition were announced at a ceremony at the Lincoln Cultural Center April 30. The 24th annual ceremony began at 7 p.m. with the elementary and middle school participants reading their winning poetry and prose entries. The high school and adult winners began at 8…

Pigeon enthusiasts race birds hundreds of miles

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How racing pigeons find their way home in just 10 hours after being released 500 miles away remains a mystery. “Nobody knows for sure,” said Fred Nichols, an Iron Station man who races and raises pigeons. “Honest and truly there’s no definitive answer why.” It could be eyesight or hearing…

Southern Fried woman gives talk

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Pamela King Cable shared her special brand of southern humor at the Lincoln Cultural Center Wednesday. “I’m going to entertain you just a little bit today,” she told the audience at the Timken Performance Hall. “So picture yourself on your porch or your mama’s front porch – fan away a…

Strawberries ripe for the picking

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Strawberries survived this season’s harsh temperatures, making them one of the only farm-fresh fruits available. “We really need to appreciate these strawberries because most of our fruit crops are going to be thin or non-existent this summer,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. Peaches, apples, blueberries…

Fifth generation

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Pinewood Derby winners

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Two invited to be part of All-State Honors Band

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Two Lincoln County high school students recently participated in the All-State Honors Band at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill April 27-29. One of the highest honors for high school band students, North Lincoln High School senior saxophone player Michael Harvey and West Lincoln High School sophomore French…