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School book fairs inspire reading, raise thousands

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The media centers of two west Lincoln schools will soon be overflowing with books of all shapes, colors and sizes. North Brook and Union elementary schools will be holding their spring book fairs next week much to the delight of students. “In Lincoln County there is not a major bookstore…

Love spud

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NLHS band members at festival

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Legends in Concert

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Around Town 2/24/2006

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MEETING The Lincoln County Singing Convention will be at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Vale, 7 – 9 p.m. Saturday. For more information (704) 276-1529. SUMMER DAY CAMP Asbury United Methodist Church Summer Day Camp will be held June 7 to Aug. 24. Kids who have completed kindergarten through rising seventh…

Three Town and Country Realty agents win top awards

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Judy Holland originally wanted to take cake decorating classes with friends at Gaston College, but she discovered the class was canceled. Her friends decided to take real estate classes instead. “We all decided to switch over,” said Holland. “I enjoyed taking the classes but never thought I’d work in real…

Good cooking funds cause

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If there’s one way to raise money in Lincoln County, it’s with good southern cooking. Crouse United Methodist Church knows this and hopes meals catered by the Home Place will bring in donations to their Building Fund. “Our church has grown so much in the last year or so that…

Winter no vacation for farmers

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What do farmers do during the winter? Well, there’s fishing, hunting and going to Disney World. “That’s it. End of story,” said Alan Davis, the son in Davis and Son Orchard. He’s joking of course, but some people really believe it. “They really do think that we do nothing in…

Around Town 2/22/2006

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MEDICARE Are you having trouble with choosing your Medicare Part D? Lincoln County Senior Services and the My Medicare Matters team are here to help. A few spaces are still available for March 7 sign-up day. Call (704) 732-9053 to reserve an appointment time. SENIOR TRIP A senior bus trip…

Teenage praise band releases album

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They stay away from sex, drugs and alcohol, spend time praying together and belt out songs about Jesus. The six members of Xtreme TRUTH Praise Band may not be your average rockers, but they’re definitely dedicated to the music. The group recently released their first album, “Set Me Free,” which…