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Class of 1949

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50th anniversary

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Mustang track stars make mark at state meet

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs boys track team seemed to get better with every meet as the season progressed. Freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, it didn’t matter. East Lincoln head coach Lonnie Custer said everyone played a role in the success of the track team. “What a blessing it…

Auto Clinic specializes in hydro-engines

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After being injured on the job, Wayne Koontz used the Internet to make his automobile shop more environmentally friendly. “When I broke my ankle about a year ago I couldn’t do much of anything so I just started researching different ways to make my business ‘greener,’ ” Koontz said. “I…

Nearing completion

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ABOVE: The new East Lincoln Fire Department on South Pilot Knob Road in Denver nears completion. The 21,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in mid-July. BELOW: Captain Lee Keever stands on the second floor as he looks over the apparatus room of the new facility. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo…

Around Town 5/25/2009

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DIABETES PROGRAM Gwen McBee, director of diabetes education and self-management programs and Carolinas Medical Center – Lincoln, will present a program on Taking the Right Steps to Control Your Diabetes from 6-7 p.m. Monday in the CMC-Lincoln Classrooms. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will…

Around Town 5/22/2009

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ECA CHARLESTON TRIP Today is the last day to register for the Cooperative Extension sponsored trip to Charleston. The tour will take place June 2-4. The trip includes visits to three plantations and gardens, a riverboat cruise, visit to an aquarium and guided tour through Charleston. The cost is $305…

Church Activities

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MOVIE NIGHT McKendree United Methodist Church will have a movie night 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church on Maiden Highway. The featured movie is “Little Rascals.” Concessions will be available. Donations to the youth program will be appreciated. CAR WASH The New Covenant United Methodist Church Youth Group will have…

Brothers passion for NASCAR fuels business

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Wes and Adam Lackey fell in love with racing after a trip to the track with their Boy Scout troop. “I just loved the whole concept between the speed and the fans and the noise,” Adam, 27, said. The two Lincoln County natives grew up avid racing fans and have…

Lincoln County’s first female magistrate remembered

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Joan King Mauldin was a fixture in the community until she retired from her job as Lincoln County’s first female magistrate. “It opened doors for women to go and do things that hadn’t been done before,” Joyce Dorsey said of her mother’s job. Mauldin, who had also worked at the…