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Erosion committee studies options

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With erosion becoming an issue in Lincoln County, a committee has been formed to consider a proposed ordinance that would help combat the problem. Building and Land Development staff members formed the group in September in order to help review how to maintain the overall natural condition of the shoreline.…

Twice the space

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Around Town 1/5/2005

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CUP OF GRACE The following events will take place at the Cup of Grace Coffeehouse this week: the 3:16 band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday; the contemporary band Unified will play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and the Second Saturday Scribblers will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday. Cup of Grace…

Around Town 1/3/2005

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OPEN OBSERVATORY The Lucile Miller Observatory will be open this month for public observing on Friday at 7 p.m. The observatory is located on North C Avenue, just beside Maiden High School in Maiden. This is a free event open to everyone and will be held rain or shine. Weather…

First baby of 2005 arrives early

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Breanna Nicole Paul arrived just in time to be Lincoln County’s New Year baby. The 8-pound, 7-ounce girl was born at 11:50 p.m. on Saturday at Lincoln Medical Center. Her parents Ashley and Alvin Paul of Lincolnton were surprised by the early arrival. She wasn’t due until Jan. 9. Ashley…

102nd Birthday

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West Lincoln shows growth

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Growth in western Lincoln County has been consistent — but increasing slightly — over the past several years. That trend continued during 2004, said Kelly Atkins, director of Building and Land Development. Of the 1,035 lots created in Lincoln County, 212 of them are located in the western part of…

Crouse women remember creation of atom bomb

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CROUSE — During the summer of 1945, three young women from Crouse left home to aid in the creation of the atomic bomb. They traveled eight hours by bus to Oak Ridge, Tenn, which was also known as “the secret city.” Off from college on summer break, the girls only…

Posters feature former students

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The faces of three West Lincoln High School graduates are featured on posters promoting Western Carolina University. Kristina Reid, Emily Whitener and Amanda Stevens are each listed on personalized posters describing their successes at the university. “The purpose is to recruit students primarily and also to show how students from…

Cat rescued from well

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Looking at “Crazy Eight” today, no one would know that just days before Christmas, the kitten was rescued from a 75-foot well. Cindy Saull, a firefighter with the Crouse Volunteer Fire Department who later adopted the cat, could not ignore the information she heard on her pager the night of…