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90th Birthday

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Clash of clergy raises money for ELCM

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On Aug. 23, a group of pastors got to play NASCAR driver for a day. The occasion was the fourth annual Clash of the Clergy, a fundraiser for East Lincoln Christian Ministry held at East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley. “It went very well,” the Rev. Eric Reece, an ELCM clergy…

68th Anniversary

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East Lincoln hitter likes team’s chances

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Junior Katherine Dail or ‘Kat’ as she called by her teammates, has been waiting all summer for volleyball season to start. Now that it’s here things have changed and she finds herself wanting to excel at every opportunity she gets. The Mustangs got a new coach in the offseason forcing…

Theatre Guild presents ‘A Few Good Men’

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of the suspenseful drama “A Few Good Men” will be performed 8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door or on Carolina Tix.…

‘Noah’s Ark’ needs money, volunteers

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Officials say money and volunteers are critical to keeping “Operation Noah’s Ark” afloat in the days and weeks ahead. Monetary donations and volunteers, especially experienced dog handlers, are needed for nearly 400 animals seized by Lincoln County from a Denver home Aug. 26, the largest animal seizure recorded in Lincoln…

Sheriff’s detective gets law enforcement honor

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Detective Darrell Hutchens of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded the Advanced Professional Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission. Sheriff Tim Daugherty presented the certificate to Hutchens at a recent staff meeting. Hutchens, who began his law enforcement career in 1984…

Large attendance expected at Lincoln County job fair

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Lincoln County residents in search of a job may be able to apply for quite a few next week, and they’ll only need to make one stop. The Lincoln County JobLink Career Center will host the 2008 Lincoln County Job Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at…

All in a day’s work: Deputies maintain vigil on booming area

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n 4:13 p.m., Cowan’s Ford Deputy Wilson cruises slowly by the manicured lawns and homes as flashes of Lake Norman can be seen peaking out from behind residents’ estates. He checks for “suspicious activity.” “That could be anything,” he says. “A van that looks out of place, that doesn’t have…

Question of the Week

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“Do you think roundabouts would work well at certain intersections along N.C. 16?” Juli Thomas, Denver: “I don’t like roundabouts. They’re confusing. I’m from Virginia and I hadn’t really heard of them until I came down here.” Joe Gallagher, Denver: “I think they are a good idea. They have a…