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Crouse residents unhappy with new construction

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CROUSE – People are usually happy when new roads are put near where they live and work. That’s not the case for one recent project, a four-lane bypass in Crouse. Construction woes have left some residents with bad tastes in their mouths. Claudine Elmore lives on Pleasant Grove Church Road…

Despite his handicap, second-grader hunts, fishes and grows giant cabbage

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Eli Hager, a second-grade student at Iron Station Elementary School, is a pretty active kid. He loves the outdoors, farming, hunting and spending hours exploring nature. He also loves gymnastics, bicycling and other sports. He keeps his parents, Bonny and Eric Hager, busy. This may sound like any 7-year-old, but…

50th anniversary

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Johnnie and Rozelle Abernathy of Maiden celebrated their 50th anniversary June 23. The couple was married in 1956 in York, S.C. Johnnie is retired from Roadway Express in Conover after 31 years. Rozelle is a homemaker. They are members of Cornerstone Church in Maiden. Their children are Belinda Arruya, Lydia…

Debutante party

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Biking for burned children

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Solid waste stickers to be distributed during July

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The Solid Waste Division of the Lincoln County Department of Public Works will be implementing a sticker system for citizens using the county’s convenience sites. The County will distribute Solid Waste Stickers to Lincoln County residents during the month of July. Two stickers will be mailed to the owner of…

Safety and patriotism

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Avoid DWI – Don’t drink and drive!

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Billy Holubowich of Denver replayed a scene Saturday that law enforcement officers in Lincoln County see all-too often. He was asked to walk a straight line, touching foot to ankle, to see if he’d been driving while impaired. Fortunately, Holubowich wasn’t behind the wheel of a car after drinking: he…

Bitterness over sign controversy remains

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After a virtual war over allowing temporary signs ended via Lincoln County Commissioners approving businesses to have “floppy” signs in the county, the Denver businessman at the center of the controversy now wants to make peace with the group he fought against. Mark Cotter wants to now work with the…

Holy Spirit Catholic bids farewell to beloved priest

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Holy Spirit Catholic Church parishioners gathered on Sunday to say goodbye to the church’s longest-serving priest. The Rev. Joseph Ayathupadam spent over six of his 45 years in service to Holy Spirit. “He believed in us and he believed in this parish,” said church member Steve Beatty. Many credit Ayathupadam…