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Trying for a normal neighborhood

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Michael Ross, 27, hoists his 8-year-old daughter, Asje, on his back like a rag doll. Both flash wide smiles standing in front of the trailer where they live with his grandmother and aunt. Ross, a LeeBoy employee, is caught up in a moment with his daughter he says people do…

‘A Few Good Men’ opens Friday

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East Lincoln striker likes team’s chances

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East Lincoln senior Dalton Brown is knowledgeable about soccer. As a striker and midfielder he knows what his role to his team is and how hard he needs to work individually so his team can be successful. “As a striker you’ve got to make the runs for your team and…

YMCA hopes to get America moving

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA will kick off “STEPtember” on the morning of the Lincoln County Apple Festival. “Our goal is really to get the community active,” Donna Sossano, senior wellness member experience director, said. “STEPtember” is part of America on the Move Week, a nationwide health initiative spearheaded by…

Owner never imagined he’d run business

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After moving to the United States in 1971, George Beligrinis said he “never imagined” that he would become a business owner. “When I got to this country from Greece, I didn’t speak much English and didn’t know what to do so I started working in a restaurant,” Beligrinis said. “I…

Bids received for last 10 miles of new N.C. 16

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The bids are officially in and the clock will soon be ticking to construct the last 10 miles of the new N.C. 16, a project planners say will dramatically change traffic and life in east Lincoln County. On Tuesday, Charlotte-based Blythe Construction Inc. entered the lowest of three bids for…

Blind student places second in art contest

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After placing in a national art contest, 14-year-old Mitch Brooks said he looks forward to accepting his award in Kentucky. Mitch, a freshman at North Lincoln High School, entered the American Print House for the Blind’s art contest as an eighth-grade student at the middle school. The APH is the…

Around Town 9/15/2008

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REVIVAL Revival services will be at 7 p.m. today and every night through Friday this week at Welcome Baptist Church., 500 E. Cloninger St., Dallas. There will be special singing and preaching with Dr. Jason Coley For more information, call the Rev. Earl Payne at (704) 712-8205. BUILDING NETWORKS The…

Hillbilly Hotrodders fight cancer

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The Laney family of Maiden is no stranger to cancer. According to Natine Laney, her husband, Dale, is a cancer survivor. Her son, Mike, has suffered from leukemia, which, thankfully, is in remission. Natine, Dale and Mike Laney are also car lovers, and they’ve found a way to combine their…

More space equals more learning at More at Four

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There’s more room in Lincoln County’s More at Four classrooms, which help at-risk children prepare for kindergarten. “Teachers say it does wonders,” said Heath Belcher, principal of Childers Elementary School. The elementary school is just one of 12 More at Four locations in Lincoln County, and the pre-kindergarten program has…