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Bluegrass Show set for Friday

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This Friday, the sounds of bluegrass and Gospel music will be drifting through the fields of west Lincoln. The Coot Williams Road Bluegrass Show will begin at 2 p.m., with gates opening at noon. “There’s something about Friday night bluegrass,” event organizer Linda Hunsucker said. Hunsucker owns the property where…

Hill’s Chapel plans first craft show

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Kristen Edwards is looking for a few good crafters. Edwards, the director of family ministries at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Stanley, is planning a December craft show at the church, and she’s in need of some vendors. For a $25 fee, craft enthusiasts can sell their wares at…

Arts Council still seeking applicants for grants

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has an estimated $12,000 to give away and no applicants to receive it. That said, Gary Lee, president of the council, isn’t too worried. “We haven’t got any right now,” Lee said of applications. “The deadline is Sept. 30, and to be frank with…

Tennis captain looks to have good season

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As a senior captain on the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs tennis team, Janna Mills is striving for the best. After all, it is her last year. “One of my main goals is to go undefeated in conference,” Mills said. “I’d like to get MVP and possibly player of the year…

95th birthday

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Commissioners sink rescue boat plan

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A divided Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Monday sunk a plan to buy what would have been the first fire and rescue boat in Lincoln County. Despite staunch support from first responders, commissioners voted 3-2 against fronting $150,000 to the Denver Fire Department and the East Lincoln Fire Department to…

Chamber lists nominees for board of directors

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has announced nominees for its 2009 Board of Directors. The nominees were chosen by the chamber’s Nominating Committee and announced by committee chairman Ken Morris at the board of directors’ Tuesday meeting. Bill McLucas of R-Anell Housing Group is the 2009 chairman-elect for the…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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“What impact do you think Wal-Mart and Lowe’s have had on east Lincoln County since they opened?” Gene Stallings, Westport: “I have shopped at both big-box stores, but I still shop at the local hardware stores too, so I don’t think it’s devastating them. I hope not. Traffic has been…

CMC-Lincoln launches program offering pedometers to employees

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On July 1, Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln launched a program to encourage and reward employee fitness. The hospital made computerized pedometers available for employees to purchase. Those who chose to participate turn in printouts showing their baseline average number of steps per day. The hospital then promises to pay incentives to…

Seniors begin the process of choosing their next step

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Private schools, public schools, community colleges, technical colleges and throngs of Lincoln County students came together at the Countywide College Night held Wednesday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “There’s a lot of colleges I’m interested in,” said Danielle Melton, a North Lincoln High School senior who attended. “I…