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QUESTION of the WEEK

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Should east Lincoln County residents vote for or against the $44.6 million school bond on May 6? Juanita Broome, Westport: “With them raising our property values, I don’t think they should raise them any more. I think it’s going to depend a lot on how they vote on our future…

Farmers Market celebrates new shelter

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market’s new Lincolnton shelter made its grand debut Saturday morning. “I love it,” said Wanda Avery, one of the market’s sellers. “We have a home. We have somewhere that we’re going to be for good.” In past years, the market has been located in the parking…

School has party to unearth ’88 time capsule

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Johnnie Bynum is one of those teachers whose influence remains 20 years later – in person. “I called my students that were [at Catawba Springs] in ’88,” she said. The reason she called is that Bynum and her sixth-graders at Catawba Springs Elementary made a time capsule and buried it…

800 participate in InAsMuch

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At least 800 people participated in Saturday’s Operation InAsMuch, a community outreach program that had people helping others through such activities as mowing lawns, painting houses, feeding inmates and visiting nursing homes. Individuals ages 18 months to 92 years took part in the event, which was held statewide for the…

Cancer fundraiser

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Candidates address Lincoln Democratic Convention

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Patsy Black opened the Lincoln County Democratic Convention saying that 2008 is an exciting year for Democrats and eliciting help from attendees. All candidates in the Democratic primary were allowed to address the crowd and introduce themselves briefly. Gary Eudy and Leroy Buff, both candidates for the Lincoln County Board…

Only 2 schools won’t get money from school bond

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Funds from the school bond referendum would benefit almost every school in the county if the referendum passes on May 6. Norris S. Childers Elementary, which was built with funds from the 2004 school bond, and St. James Elementary, which is also a relatively new school, are the only schools…

CHARACTER DAY

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Colton Gilbert, a kindergartner in Jennifer Gimberling’s class at Iron Station Elementary School, gives a speech about his character. Colton was Puff the Magic Dragon. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Reese Bowser participates in her kindergarten class’ “Living Bookstore.” Reese dressed as the character “Kitty” from the book “Three Little…

Camera’s lens doesn’t miss Cherryville

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Cherryville isn’t Hollywood, but, in this area, it may be the next best thing. Some may remember a 2006 Hamburger Helper commercial featuring a Cherryville family. Others may recall a Toyota commercial filmed in downtown Cherryville. And now, there’s the possibility that more camera crews might descend upon the northwest…

Ribbons stylists have decades of doing hair

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If you are looking for a trendy new cut, Ribbons Hair Salon will make you feel like a star. Sisters Kathi Mauney and Katrina Burch have been serving customers in the Cherryville area for more 20 years. Mauney says that she “has always enjoyed styling hair” but decided to pursue…