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Hill’s Chapel, school form partnership

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A partnership with a local church has caused much excitement at Catawba Springs Elementary. “Our church wanted to become more involved in the community and thought that we should [start] with the schools,” Kristen Edwards, director of family ministries for Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, said. “This is the first…

Bluegrass Show set for Friday

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This Friday, the sounds of bluegrass and Gospel music will be drifting through the fields of west Lincoln. The Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Show will begin at 2 p.m., with gates opening at noon. “There’s something about Friday night bluegrass,” event organizer Linda Hunsucker said. Hunsucker owns the property where…

Hill’s Chapel plans first craft show

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Kristen Edwards is looking for a few good crafters. Edwards, the director of family ministries at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Stanley, is planning a December craft show at the church, and she’s in need of some vendors. For a $25 fee, craft enthusiasts can sell their wares at…

Arts Council still seeking applicants for grants

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has an estimated $12,000 to give away and no applicants to receive it. That said, Gary Lee, president of the council, isn’t too worried. “We haven’t got any right now,” Lee said of applications. “The deadline is Sept. 30, and to be frank with…

Tennis captain looks to have good season

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As a senior captain on the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs tennis team, Janna Mills is striving for the best. After all, it is her last year. “One of my main goals is to go undefeated in conference,” Mills said. “I’d like to get MVP and possibly player of the year…

95th birthday

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Little dog is a great, big deal

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Jeannie, a toy fox terrier belonging to West Lincoln High School student Kacie Davis, may only be 10 inches tall, but she’s a pretty big deal in the world of show dogs. Kacie and Jeannie compete in dog shows in the junior category, and her owner says Jeannie is ranked…

Seniors begin the process of choosing their next step

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Private schools, public schools, community colleges, technical colleges and throngs of Lincoln County students came together at the Countywide College Night held Wednesday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “There’s a lot of colleges I’m interested in,” said Danielle Melton, a North Lincoln High School senior who attended. “I…

Long Shoals looking to expansion

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Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy has welcomed 53 students through its doors this school year, but more are welcome. “The enrollment is up from last year, but that’s not capacity,” said Sheila Berryhill, principal. That said, the private Christian school is running out of space for its current students. “We hope…

West Lincoln community fetes players to pregame meals

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West Lincoln High School players are always well-fed before a game. Before every game, one of eight participating organizations hosts the players and provides a meal. “We love it. We enjoy it,” said Wayne Navey, West Lincoln High School athletic director. “It’s a good time – fellowship for all the…