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Around Town 3/28/2008

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SCHOLARSHIPS Gaston College is accepting scholarship applications for the 2008-2009 academic year and will accept the applications until Monday. Scholarship awards range from $250 to more than $2,500 each through the Gaston College Foundation. For more information, or for a scholarship application, visit www.gaston.edu, or call the Gaston College Financial…

Times-News opens ShoreLine bureau

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Kids kept entertained, out of trouble

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School was out this week for Lincoln County’s children, but that doesn’t mean they were all sitting home bored. Lincoln County Parks and Recreation held its 2008 Spring Break Camp at Howards Creek Community Center, and there was plenty to keep kids occupied and out of trouble. According to Program…

Capt’n Bob’s Seafood and Steaks replaces Sidetrax Bar and Grill

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Sidetrax Bar and Grill may be gone, but its owner is alive, well and cooking up seafood and steaks. “I’ve not changed, but I’ve changed my place,” said Bobby Motz, owner of Capt’n Bob’s Seafood and Steaks, which has replaced Sidetrax Bar and Grill. Motz took 12 days to redecorate…

Crops still thriving

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Last Easter proved to be a difficult time for many Lincoln County farmers. The Easter freeze of 2007, which came after a long warm spell, killed off large quantities of strawberries, peaches and apples. This year, however, an earlier Easter came and went without a hitch. “We haven’t had an…

Lt. governor candidate is Lincoln Day Dinner speaker

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The Lincoln County Republicans will host their annual Lincoln Day Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The keynote speaker is State Sen. Robert Pittenger, who is running for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Pittenger’s counterparts for the Republican nomination are Greg Dority, Jim…

Sixth-graders learn about pi calculations

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Students meet the number “pi,” a mathematical constant symbolized by “р” to calculate the geometry of circles. They quickly relate the circular nature of pi’s homophone, a pie, to the number. Sixth-graders at East Lincoln Middle School had the privilege of learning about pi by measuring pies on the day…

Around Town 3/26/2008

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INDOOR YARD SALE Outreach Ministries will sponsor an indoor yard sale from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Messiah United Methodist Church, N.C. 27 West. Baked goods will be available. SCHOLARSHIPS Gaston College is accepting scholarship applications for the 2008-09 academic year and will accept the applications until Monday.…

Interest revs up as racing looms

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Cars, drivers, fans, friends and families gathered at Triangle Plaza on N.C. 16 Saturday as interest revs up before the first event of the season at the East Lincoln Motor Speedway in Denver. Opening Day at the speedway is April 5th. (Above) Brett Myers, 12, finished in first place last…

Denver gets family touch in car care

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A local family makes automotive care easier for Denver residents. Judy Yarbrough, co-owner of Yarbrough Automotive and Truck Service, said the company offers free pick up and delivery to locals and business owners. “It’s really convenient for those who work during the day and can’t make it to a service…