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DSS program could help with heating needs

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The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will soon accept applications for their Low Income Energy Assistance Program. LIEAP is a federally funded program that provides families with a one-time cash payment to help pay heating bills, said Susan McCracken, Lincoln County DSS director. “With the loss of jobs, it’s…

Church Briefs

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REVIVAL Community Full Gospel Church on Old 321 South, will have a revival at 7 tonight, Saturday and Sunday. The guest speaker is the Rev. Jerry Grogen of Lenoir. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (704) 735-1673. REVIVAL The Community Full Gospel Church on 321 South will…

Backyard go-kart racing fast, loud fun

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It isn’t Lowe’s Motor Speedway, but it’s the closest thing you’ll find in North Brook. It’s a go-kart track, and it belongs to Bob and Lena Bess. “He and the grandsons, Seth and Samuel, built it,” Lena said of the track her husband constructed seven years ago behind their home…

Traditional home cooking served at Cat Square restaurant

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The new Cat Square Family Restaurant is filling a need for more dining options in the western end of Lincoln County. Located at 2158 Cat Square Road in Vale, the restaurant features traditional home cooking in a no-fuss atmosphere. Mike and Eddie Canipe are co-owners of the restaurant. Glinda Parker,…

Workshop teaches quilting

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A mere $11 can produce a present that will last a lifetime. “It’s easy to make. It just takes a little time and effort, and then you’ll have something to pass down to your children and grandchildren,” Vicky Lewis, who will teach a workshop on making a baby quilt, said.…

Boy grows giant sweet potato

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Passion for bikes becomes a career for Denver couple

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When he retired from the sport fishing industry, Leo DeMattia had one goal in mind: to ride. “I had been in the industry for about 30 years, fishing everywhere from Maine to Venezuela,” DeMattia said. “… We thought it was time for a change.” DeMattia, wife Lori and son A.J.…

Powder puff football players ready to take field

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East Lincoln High School students will switch places for the annual powder puff football game, slated for kick-off 6:30 p.m. Thursday. This year’s event is a fundraiser for the school’s sports booster program. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be for sale at the concession stand and entertainment between games will…

Harvest Cove’s Breaking Free Weekend a success

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For folks looking to break free from a dull weekend, Harvest Cove Community Church in Sherrills Ford had just the event this past weekend. The church held its second annual Breaking Free Weekend, as well as its first-ever Freedom Ride Oct. 25 and 26. “It’s just something we tried last…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Should big-box stores in east Lincoln County hire private security to patrol the parking lots of their stores?” Dennis Eury, Triangle: “With as much money as they are making off the consumers as it is, yes. They should put in some part of it at least. Look at the volume…