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Paying his way paid off

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When George Edwards was around 13 years old, he got his first job. It wasn’t because he was ready to enter the working world. It was because he wanted to go to college. “I told my mom when I was in eighth grade I wanted to go to college,” said…

60th anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Putnam will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 27. They were married in 1948 at High Shoals Church of God. They have two children, Melissa Groves and husband Lee of Dallas and Randy Putnam and wife Debra of Vale. Grandchildren are Tara, Jacob and Noble. Step-grandchildren…

Rock Springs in line for $1.6 million

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If Lincoln County’s $44.6 million bond passes in May, Rock Springs Elementary in Denver would receive $1,605,350. In addition to more space, the school also needs extensive repairs. Rock Springs’ proposed 8,000-square-foot addition is not just needed – it’s legally required. At 111 percent enrollment capacity, Rock Springs is the…

Battle of the Books competition heats up

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The Battle of the Books teams at Union Elementary and West Lincoln Middle schools have far surpassed the old advice not to judge a book by its cover. In fact, these students know everything there is to know about the books they read in preparation for competition. Both groups won…

Around Town 3/21/2008

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REUNION The 20th Employees Reunion of the Carlton Yarn Mill and SCT will be held at 5 p.m. March 27 at DJ’s Restaurant in Cherryville. All employees are invited. For more information, call (704) 435-2295 or (704) 435-6182. DEMOCRATIC WOMEN The Lincoln County Democratic Women will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday…

Breaking Ground

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Grand Opening

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Gone fishin`

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Those searching for peace, quiet and a healthy dinner need look no further than Rainbow Trout Pond in west Lincoln. “I enjoy it, and I enjoy the people, and if they enjoy it, well I’m happy,” said Carroll Johnson of his new business venture. The pond is located on Johnson’s…

$10 weight management program open to public

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The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s 15-week program Eat Smart, Move More, Weight Less does not promise any quick fixes or miracle cures. Instead, it offers practical advice in a supportive environment. “You have to make changes. You have to exercise. You have to eat healthy,” said Melinda Houser, an extension…

Easter egg hunt at Betty G. Ross Park an annual tradition

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The Easter Bunny plans to hide more than 2,000 eggs in Betty G. Ross Park this Saturday, and it’s up to the children of Lincolnton to find them. “You have anywhere from say 75 to 100 kids running around, and it’s just like one massive search,” said Nathan Eurey, program…