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Around Town 6/4/2008

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RODEO SATURDAY Southern Extreme Bull-riding will make its way to Price’s area in Dallas 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Davis Rodeo Stockdale Company based out of Archdale, N.C., will provide the bulls for the competition, some of which have been featured on television. Lakota the bull, which was raised…

Fire training facility planned

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Lincoln County firefighters and emergency officials in partnership with Gaston College are moving forward with plans to possibly build what would be the first fire-training facility in county history. The Lincoln County Fire and Rescue Association Monday presented a sketch of the two-story structure to the County Commission. The 2,400-square-foot…

Geology graduate student studying Lincoln County

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A University of Tennessee graduate student is putting western Lincoln County on the map. Heather Byars, 23, originally from Morganfield, Ky., is taking part in a geologic mapping research project in western Lincoln County. Byars is studying geology and working on the mapping project for her master’s degree thesis. “I…

Questions raised on new N.C. 16

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There could be an impasse in the road ahead for Denver’s new highway. The chairman of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce transportation committee said Monday he has “major concerns” about the design for two key interchanges unveiled last month by state transportation officials on the yet-to-be built N.C. 16.…

99th Birthday

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IT’S A PARTY!

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Pageant set for Aug. 9

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Applications are being accepted for the 30th Annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held Aug. 9 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Contestants must be a rising high school senior as of Fall 2008 and no older than 23. They must also be…

Drowning victim’s body retrieved in lake

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Rescue workers recovered the body of 62-year-old Sandy Garris of Iron Station Sunday, two days after his boat capsized at Mountain Island Lake. Susan Roscoe, emergency medical technician for the Lucia-Riverbend Volunteer Fire Department, said Garris left his residence around 10:30 a.m. Friday to go on a fishing trip. Family…

40 senior citizens attend national health, fitness day

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More than 40 senior citizens attended the National Senior Health and Fitness Day Wednesday morning at the Lincoln County Senior Center. “This is our sixth year hosting the event, which promotes health and fitness among seniors,” Marti Hovis, program and services coordinator, said. The national event occurs the last Wednesday…

Opening Up

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