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Cheerleader hits Hawaii

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A West Lincoln High School student has cheered her way to Hawaii and now to college. Holly Wellman, a senior at West Lincoln, recently attended the All American Cheer and Dance Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill. While there she was selected to perform for the National Football League’s Pro Bowl in…

Active learners take on Easter

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UNION – Kindergarten is tough work. You have to color between the lines, learn to share with others and stay still for an entire nap time. If you’re in Angie Deal’s class at Union Elementary School, all this drudgery is broken up by jelly beans and bunny hopping. On Thursday…

Farm to offer blueberries fresh off the branch

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VALE – Planting blueberries is no easy task. Henry Helms, owner of Helms Christmas Tree Farm in Vale, is waiting for his blueberries to ripen. The Christmas Tree Farm, which has been in business since 1978, will offer pick-your-own-blueberries in 2006. “They should be in good demand,” Helms said. “Everybody…

Easter Coloring Contest Winners

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ELBA events planned

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The East Lincoln Betterment Association has many goals for the new year including improvements and upcoming events. Citizen of the Year The Citizen of the Year banquet will be held 6:30 p.m. on April 14 at Verdict Ridge. It will honor an individual who has helped improve the quality of…

Sure-Fire wins conference award

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Sure-Fire Entertainment Inc. of Denver recently received an award for Best Promotional Pieces at a recent conference. The joint conference of the North and South Carolina Festivals & Events Associations took place in Greenville, S.C. in February. The pieces submitted by Sure-Fire were a full color poster and brochure designed…

Duke hears outage criticism

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Concerned residents spoke out on issues regarding Duke Power at the East Lincoln Betterment Association’s meeting Thursday night. Many residents were concerned with the numerous power outages that have occurred in the area over the past two years. One of great importance was an area-wide all day outage which happened…

Lake Calendar

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WAYNE’S SENIOR FEAST Wayne’s 2nd Friday feast will be held April 8 at 10 a.m. at Capt’n Pete’s Restaurant. Cost is $6. Reservations must be made by Sunday, April 3. Dennis Benton, music director with Westport Baptist will be providing entertainment. Call Celia or Paul Deese at 704-483-4355. LIBRARY MEETING…

Around Town 3/23/2005

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MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE Crouse United Methodist Church Choir will present a musical cantata “Harvest of Sorrows” Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated during the cantata. The church is located on Hwy. 150 in Crouse. BLOOD DRIVE An American Cross Blood Drive will be held at…

The beginning of a church — Starting from scratch

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Members of the newly created Unity Baptist Church have learned that a place of worship is made up of more than just bricks and mortar. “The church is the people, and the building is just a building,” said Jerry Davis, a deacon at the new church. A group of 40…