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Back-to-school tips recommended

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Summer is coming to an end and students are heading back to school. Safety is a subject that should be on every student’s mind, Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty said. According to local authorities and the American Red Cross, there are several ways for students to protect themselves from dangerous…

Around Town 8/22/2008

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FARM TRACTOR SHOW The C. Grier Beam Truck Museum will sponsor an Antique Farm Tractor Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. The tractor show will have food, tours of the museum and raffles. A People’s Choice Award will also be given to the tractor that receives the most…

Around Town Church Activities

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RECYCLING EFFORT Trinity Lutheran Church, located next to the post office in Vale, is conducting a recycling campaign. The church is accepting newspapers, cardboard and magazines. Proceeds will go to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. COME READ WITH ME Come…

State says no to plan

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With threats of litigation by area developers against Lincoln County, state officials have rejected a novel plan to provide sewer service for a few projects now in limbo using the existing wastewater treatment plant and hauling any excess waste to adjoining counties. County Manager George Wood approached state officials with…

Talent leads to success in woodworking

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Phillip Clay “never dreamed” that discovering a new talent would lead to owning a successful business. “In 1995, I decided that I needed a new [hobby],” Clay said. “I chose woodworking because I thought it was something I would enjoy doing. I got pretty good at it, and it developed…

Band to present history lesson at East Lincoln

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East Lincoln fans will get an ancient history lesson through music during halftime of home football games this fall. The Showband of the Carolinas, East Lincoln High School’s marching band, began work in early August on its show for the year, “The Rise and Fall of Rome.” The show features…

Around Town 8/20/2008

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FARM TRACTOR SHOW The C. Grier Beam Truck Museum will sponsor an Antique Farm Tractor Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The tractor show will have food, tours of the museum and raffles. A People’s Choice Award will be given to the tractor that receives the most votes.…

Experience big as 11 return to tennis team

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights tennis team will look to have a strong season with 11 returning members from last season’s squad. “We have good prospects and we’re going to work on a conference championship if we can,” North Lincoln tennis head coach Libby Fletcher said. Fletcher said the team…

Lincoln County Cruisers support Amy’s House

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Amy’s House is at full capacity and money is tight. Luckily, a local motorcycle group is riding to the rescue. The Lincoln County Cruisers’ Scrabble Run will begin 1 p.m. Sunday at Highland Park on Highland Drive in Lincolnton. There will be seven stops, and the ride is expected to…

Denver church mixes fun with ministry

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At Salem United Methodist Church in Denver, being spiritually healthy isn’t the only focus. The church also has programs designed to keep the body healthy. “We have a coed softball team, a men’s team and a men’s basketball team,” Jeremy Nixon, the coach of all three teams, said. Nixon says…