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Descendents try to save cemetery

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Plonk family descendents have found preserving the past a difficult task. The extended Plonk family hopes to raise $25,000 to purchase land surrounding a Crouse cemetery where their ancestors were buried. “We want to keep the cemetery in more or less the condition it’s been in for 200 years,” said…

Lincoln County Schools Top 10 – East Lincoln

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· Jessica Leigh Glenn, daughter of Jimmy and Crystal Glenn, plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and major in biology. · Scott Brady, son of Joseph and Margaret Brady, plans to attend Purdue University’s college of engineering. He received a NROTC scholarship. · Phillip David…

Free concert Thursday

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The North Carolina Symphony comes to town June 14 and everyone is invited. “One of the things we’d like to encourage is for people to make a party of it – bring their refreshments and lawn chairs,” said Adair Cantwell, publicity chairman of the Lincoln chapter of the North Carolina…

Lincoln County Schools Top Ten – Lincolnton

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· Madison Kathleen Lanier, daughter of Todd and Vera Lanier, plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and major in business. She receive the Sylvia L. Holmes scholarship and is a Duke Energy Scholar. · Betty Renee Royster, daughter of Mitch and Martha Royster, plans to…

4-Hers take honors

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The Explorer’s 4-H Club Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program Junior Team and Senior Team received second-place awards in the State WHEP competition on April 28. The competition was held at Howell Woods in Johnston County. They competed in four areas: wildlife identification, wildlife food identification, habitat management recommendations and habitat evaluation…

Lincoln County Schools Top Ten – North Lincoln

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· Kayla Louise Geer, daughter of Tom and Melody Geer, plans to attend North Carolina State University to major in engineering. · Michael Jeffrey Harvey, son of Jeff and Debbie Harkey, plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and major in music with a business minor. He…

Saine gets slimed

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Junior Charity League of Shelby to present 55 debutantes

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Fifty-five young women from area cities and towns will be presented to society in the Junior Charity League of Shelby’s 61st Annual Debutante Ball June 16. The ball will be held at Cleveland Community College in Shelby and include the debutantes, their chief marshals, assistant marshals, mothers and invited guests.…

Around Town 6/6/2007

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Vacation Bible School at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 3240 Tryon Courthouse Road, Cherryville runs June 18-22 from 6:15 – 8:30 p.m. Call (704) 435-9605. GOSPEL SINGING There will be a gospel singing 6 p.m. Saturday at Iron Station Missionary Church, corner of Will Schronce and Hovis roads.…

Volunteers keep Shanklin library grounds sparkling

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Keeping the grounds of the Florence S. Shanklin library in east Lincoln tidy and beautiful takes an entire community’s green thumb. Every Thursday morning a group of volunteers — both Master Gardeners and amateurs — gather to plant, rake and keep up the memorial garden and walking trail dedicated to…