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`Plan for planning’ given for N.C. 16

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Randy Williams, principal planner for Lincoln County, outlined steps for deciding the future of the old N.C. 16 corridor for the Board of Commissioners Monday night. Williams began with history; although several visioning plans have existed for old N.C. 16, few recommendations from those plans have been implemented. Now, Williams…

East Lincoln advances in math competition

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The East Lincoln Middle School MathCounts team beat 30 other teams to win first place in team competition at the Regional MathCounts Competition. In individual competition, East Lincoln had three students in the top 10 of all the highest scores. Thomas Francis placed 10th, Stephen Shenigo placed ninth and Levi…

Oath of office

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‘Star in the East’ helps people

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Many people have heard of the Masons, an organization dedicated to helping the community through charitable work. Fewer people know about Eastern Star, an organization dedicated to helping the Masons. “It is a spin-off of the Masons,” member Les Taylor said of the group. Founded in Mississippi, the group formed…

Around Town 2/18/2008

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PUBLIC HEARING The Howards Creek Volunteer Fire Department will have a public hearing on its budget. Anyone paying taxes in the Howards Creek Fire District is welcome to attend. The hearing will be 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 at the fire department, located at 3117 N.C. 27 W. in…

Valentine celebrations

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The American Legion Post 30 held a Valentine’s Day Dinner for its members and some distinguished guests including the Gold Star Mothers, women who have lost a child in the military. Pictured above from left to right are Gold Star Mothers Lorene Houser, Pauline Beam, June L. Branch (who is…

Board approves policy changes

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The Lincoln County Board of Education recently approved five changes to procedures and policies, three of which will be open for 20 more days for public comment. The policies approved were a new student dress code, administering medicine to students, the drug-free and alcohol-free workplace and a claim settlement policy.…

Orchestra keeps spirit of Glenn Mill alive

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Larry O’Brien, musical director of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, says he can win over any audience member –young or old. “I think for the older folks, for the senior citizens in the audience, it’s a trip down memory lane,” O’Brien said. “They think about maybe that first kiss or that…

Bridal show set for Saturday

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Brides-to-be, prospective grooms and their helpful (or pushy) family members can all start planning their weddings at the WoodMill Winery Bridal Show. The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the winery in west Lincoln. “Anyone who has future plans for marriage will get exposure to…

Lincoln man has passion for pottery, teaching

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For the past seven years, Bryon Cook has been devoted to making things “rise up out of the mud.” “It’s almost magical for me to take a lump of clay and see something come out of it,” Cook said. He is now a teacher at Rising Sun Pottery, a member…