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Lincoln has new strategy for animals

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East Lincoln County residents could be key in a new strategy to encourage adoption of more dogs and cats from the county’s burgeoning animal shelter. Using the network of volunteers formed in the wake of the largest animal seizure operation in county history, Animal Services officials last weekend held a…

Question Of The Week

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“How much impact do you think the Wells Fargo takeover of Wachovia and drop in earnings for Bank of America could have on east Lincoln County?” Rick Dermott, Denver: “I don’t think it will have too much impact. Wells Fargo doesn’t have a huge presence in the eastern United States.…

Around Town 10/15/2008

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POWELL REUNION The Powell family reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church in Vale. TUPPERWARE PARTY The women of Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church will have a fundraising Tupperware party from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the church fellowship hall at 1462 Leonards Fork…

Soph helps put volleyball team on right path

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PUMPKIN CENTER — North Lincoln’s volleyball team has had its best season in school history so far this year and many different players have contributed to the team. Sophomore Addy Pound has held her own and contributed to the recent success of the Lady Knights, who currently sit tied atop…

DAR celebrates 80th anniversary

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Photographer turns passion into business

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Photography has always been a passion for Denver resident Heather Cieslinski. After moving to North Carolina from Illinois three years ago, Cieslinski decided to turn her passion into a professional career. In early 2008, Cieslinski started Heather Renee Photography at her home. “I’ve been fascinated with photography since I was…

60th Anniversary

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Meteorologist gives talk to fifth-graders

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Brad Panovich, meteorologist for Channel 36 News, the Charlotte-based NBC affiliate, talked to Pumpkin Center Intermediate School fifth-graders on Thursday. Panovich began his presentation with a history of how his interest in extreme weather began. The Ohio native credits a monster blizzard from his childhood as inspiration for a career…

Art competition winners announced

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Gary Freeman of Cherryville won first place in the 2008 Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition for his seascape “Almost Home” “I’m sure it was a hard decision because there were a lot of quality pieces in this show,” Shelly Johnston with the Arts Council of Lincoln County said. The competition…

Hill’s Chapel has story time on Wednesday

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There’s something new going on at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lowesville, and it’s all about the kids. The church is having story time at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday, and organizer Kristen Edwards is hoping the event will end up drawing lots of little ones. “I put 200 fliers…