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Toddler Throttle

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Steve Waters shows his nephew, Ryan Waters, how to rev the bike during the Bike Day at Betty G. Ross Park Saturday. Barbecue, bike games, bike shows and music entertained the crowd of motorcycle enthusiasts. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Crazy Train

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Jessica Ramos and Adriana Ramos lead the train down the inflated slide at the sixth annual International Festival, which took place Saturday afternoon at First Baptist Church. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Lincoln jobless — Rate drops almost 1 point

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.1 percent in July to 6.2 in August. “It’s almost a whole percentage point, that’s great,” said Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission. Morton said the decrease is linked to school starting back up which takes a segment of people out…

Business In Brief

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Nina Smith of RHA Health Services has recently been named Gastonia Employee of the Year. RHA, which provides community-based supports and services to people that have developmental disabilities and is located in several states, chose Smith as one of 14 employees of the year out of 1900 employees. Smith, who…

First Baptist Church releases third cookbook

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Recipes with a hint of Lincoln County history are now on sale. The cookbook committee of First Baptist Church has compiled their third publication, “Seasoned With Blessings Volume III.” The keepsake cookbook features almost 1,000 recipes including appetizers, main dishes, desserts and others. The book starts off with a history…

Lincoln Theatre Guild earns three nominations

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild was recently honored with nominations from the Metrolina Theatre Association. MTA, which represents more than 50 theater groups and theatrical artists, directors and producers in the Charlotte region, held its inaugural awards ceremony, the Metrolina Theatre Awards, Sept. 19 at the McGlohon Theatre in Spirit Square.…

Waist not, want not

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Exercise and low-carb diet burn 140 pounds Anita McCall grins as she holds up size-24 pants. The large pair of denim jeans represents her first victory in weight loss — dropping from a size 26 to a 24. The now size-4 woman speaks up about balancing life, fitness and healthy…

Old Salem

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DSS to add staff

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Worker caseloads increasing The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will hire three new social workers by the end of October in order to better handle caseloads. “It’s really needed because our reports are constantly increasing,” said Lynn Scruggs, assistant to the director. “We’re averaging around 85 reports a month.”…

Flag ban at WLHS brings protests

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Students driving tractors to West Lincoln High School on homecoming morning wore overalls, straw cowboy hats and shirts with the word “hillbilly” proudly displayed. Nowhere to be found, however, were confederate flags, despite the protests of some students and parents. “Students can do whatever they want to on public roads…