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Cold prompts health and safety concerns

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Dropping temperatures can raise health concerns for many. Keeping warm should be a priority, said Maggie Dollar, director of the Lincoln County Health Department. “Exposure to cold temperatures can cause your body to lose heat faster than it can be produced,” she said. “If prolonged, exposure to cold will eventually…

Odd Fellows welcomes first female member

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Although Pauline Roach is the first female member of the Lincoln County Odd Fellows, the group has never made her feel odd about not being a fellow. “I was a little apprehensive at first. I didn’t know what to expect,” she said. “I didn’t know how they would accept me,…

Fashion divas formed at academy

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Anyone who’s looking to get pampered from head to toe and still stay on a budget needs look no further than the Cosmetic Arts Academy in Lincolnton. “Anybody and everybody is welcome as a customer,” said Kathy Pitman, instructor. Need a haircut complete with a shampoo? Five dollars please. Looking…

Cubs Scouts` Day Of Fun

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Lincoln receives grant for food, shelter help

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Lincoln County has been chosen to receive $47,224 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities;…

BFI Grant

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ELMS student spells victory

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Nine boys and six girls lined up Thursday morning in front of a standing room only crowd at the Lincoln County Schools District Spelling Bee. Three rounds and multiple words later, John Workman out spelled them all. Workman, a student at East Lincoln Middle School, spelled his way to success.…

Around Town 1/21/2005

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CANCER SUPPPORT A cancer support group sponsored by the Lincoln Medical Center and the American Cancer Society meets Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center. Dinner will be provided. Please register by calling 704-732-5133. DEMOCRAT WOMEN Lincoln County Democratic Women will meet Tuesday at…

Restrictions lifted Monday on vaccines

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Restrictions for the flu vaccine will be lifted Monday. On this date anyone who wishes to get the flu vaccine will be able to do so. The Lincoln County Health Department will give the flu vaccine to adults ages 18 and older on the following days and times until further…

Former hobbyist makes racing his life

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Jim Long considers racing to be his work and hobby all entwined into one. Long has been involved in the racing industry for 21 years. He has been with Hendrix Motorsports in Harrisburg since 1995 and has been crew chief for four. He heads up a group of 31 people…