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Diane’s Bakery makes variety of very sweet treats

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Children who go to the Lincoln County Farmers Market may not know baker Diane Hawkins’ name, but they sure know her merchandise. “I’m either ‘the cookie lady’ or ‘the muffin lady,’” Hawkins said of what her young customers call her. Hawkins runs Diane’s Bakery out of her certified kitchen in…

Housing workshop offers help

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More and more Lincoln County citizens are being faced with the possibility of losing their homes. According to Felicia Warlick, real estate agent, there are 84 pre-foreclosures in Lincoln County right now. “It’s sad. It’s just sad,” Warlick said. “I upsets me to see people in this situation.” Warlick and…

CMC gives scholarship to Cloninger

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Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln recently presented the first Advanced Clinical Practice Scholarship to a former Lincoln County student. Jessica Cloninger, a graduate of West Lincoln High School and Western Carolina University, said she plans to specialize in pediatrics. The $8,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student accepted into an…

Schools might raise fees for using facilities

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If the Board of Education accepts the Policy Committee’s recommendation, community groups will face increased fees for use of school facilities. “We haven’t updated our policy and procedures with respect to community use of school facilities since 1995,” Steve Zickefoose, assistant superintendent of business, told the committee at its Monday…

N.Y. transplants start another Lighthouse

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After moving from New York, Susan and Jim Cady missed their business, the Lighthouse Station. In June, the Cadys took the Lighthouse Station’s old sign out of their garage and opened up shop in Denver. Four shops, including an ice cream parlor, the Pigeon Sisters, Inspirations and Captain Jim’s, make…

Three assistant principals named by School Board

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The Lincoln County Board of Education appointed three assistant principals for North Lincoln schools at its meeting Monday. Timothy Beam and Misha Rogers will be assistant principals at North Lincoln Middle School and Debbie Smith will be assistant principal at North Lincoln High School. Beam is moving from his position…

Bethea hopes to grow for Mustangs

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Last season, rising junior Kendell Bethea was a bright, young player on the East Lincoln Mustangs junior varsity basketball team. This season, he’ll be expected to bring that same competitiveness and play-making ability to the Mustangs at the varsity level. “I feel pretty positive but [I’ve] still got a lot…

Public transportation comes to Lincoln

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Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Riverkeeper training The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is hosting its final “Muddy Water Watch” training session tonight at the Sherrills Ford Volunteer Fire Department. For information visit muddywaterwatch.org or call (704) 489-2911. Friends of library presentation The Friends of the Library group will host a presentation on the non-profit…

Alive After Five

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