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Crosland plan to be subject of public hearing

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In the next few years, a proposed 90-acre business hub called the Bridgewater could set the stage for a dramatic transformation at the future intersection of N.C. 150 and the new N.C. 16. What happens in the next few weeks, however, will shape the massive project and determine if it…

Around Town 9/10/2008

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DINNER, DANCE The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area is presenting a dinner and dance featuring musician Les Marple. The event is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. Cover charge is $5. Bring a covered dish. Beverages…

Triangle puts emphasis on butcher shop

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A business selling everything from gasoline to filet mignon has served the community for more than 60 years. The Triangle Food Mart and Cafй, located at 1298 N.C. 16 N., functions as a service station, butcher shop, general store and restaurant. After acquiring the business in 1986, Barbara Phillips and…

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…

Advisory group to detail animal control proposals

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Nearly six months after it was formed, a group charged with helping retool local animal control laws and policy will return tonight with its recommendations to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. In addition, plans for a nearly $1 million expansion to relieve severe overcrowding and other issues at the…

Crafters of all ages enjoy rubber stamping

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The art of rubber stamping will be taught at the Lincoln County Senior Center beginning Monday night. “People use it for a lot of things – anything from stationary to cards, scrapbooking,” said Judy Hoell, the class instructor. “You can even rubber stamp your walls. You can rubber stamp your…

Miss Denver Pageant postponed

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The annual Miss Denver Pageant scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed to October 25. “Everything is exactly the same, the times, dates and location, but it’s just now on Oct. 25,” executive director of the pageant, Wendy Galle, said Thursday. “It was for some personal reasons we had to…