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Public invited to reception

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host an opening reception for British Boy, American Girl 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The show features the work of two emerging artists – Lydia Collier and Richard Stevenson. Collier, the American girl, paints with acrylics on…

Teacher of the Year

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Alexis fire response in question

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The Alexis Fire Department Sunday held the grand opening of its new $550,000 substation in southeast Lincoln County in an area described as “no man’s land,” by that department’s fire chief. However, whether any firefighters will be on site to respond to calls quickly could depend on the outcome of…

Crime cases crunch time for detectives

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Based out of a cramped office near Lake Norman, two Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are methodically fighting an uphill battle against crime in the eastern part of the county. Piles of paperwork and an increasing caseload spurred mostly by growth come across the neatly kept desks of detectives Darrell Hutchens,…

PLACE TO GROW GRADS

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Preschool coordinator Velma Pearson (right, above and below) presents a diploma to Constance Queen (above) and a “Class of 2008” ring to Christopher Moore (below) at A Place to Grow’s preschool graduation Thursday evening. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Around Town 6/9/2008

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FAMILY REUNION The 55th reunion of the L.W. “Lightfoot” Williams and Rebecca Bragge Hoyle family will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall in Cherryville. A business meeting will follow the picnic lunch. Everyone is asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket. FALL REGISTRATION…

Celebrating the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill

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Hog Happenin’

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Singing sisters connect with choir

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For Denver sisters Genevieve and Skye Allan, singing has been a lifelong passion. Although the girls’ lives are only just beginning – they’re 14 and 12 years old, respectively – they’ve already made singing more than just an activity for the car or shower. “We both like singing and our…

Summer reading kicks off

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Staff at the Charles R. Jonas Library have a few tricks up their sleeves that will keep children reading this summer. “There is no reason for any child not to sign up for our program because every child in the county can afford free,” said Stephanie Osborne, library associate. The…