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Homemade apple pie ready for fest

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Lincoln County members of the Extension Community Association take making pies very seriously. “It’s dying,” said Helen Turner, an ECA member, about the art of making the desserts from scratch. “There’s not many people who do this – especially like we do.” The women have many fans. They make an…

Weddings at Willow Creek Inn one of a kind

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Those wishing to get married at Willow Creek Inn in Vale must be ready for intense, personal preparation. “You have to talk to me: ‘What do you like? What do you want? What are your favorite colors?’” said Mansour Zand, owner of the Inn. Weddings and wedding receptions have been…

‘Raggedy’ quilter appears on television, publishes book

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Kim Deneault had never quilted, but she wanted to help her mother, who had taken up the hobby. She designed a little square herself with dramatic colors. “Ten months later I was in Hollywood,” Deneault said. Deneault, who lives in west Lincoln, filmed a segment on HGTV’s Simply Quilts two…

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County has renamed its annual art competition in honor of the late Paul C. Rhyne, one of the organization’s original founders. “He was community-minded, and he was a strong supporter of the arts,” said Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council. Rhyne was also a…

School board chair, vice chair back in their old positions

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Two months after he stepped down as chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Education, George Dellinger took back the gavel. After a nomination from Joan Avery, Dellinger was unanimously voted to head the group by his peers. “I’ve done what I’ve done for a reason,” Dellinger said of his…

Remembering the attacks

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Litter sweep starts Saturday

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Encouraging individuals, civic groups and businesses to help clean up area roadsides is the goal of Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department through the Fall Litter Sweep campaign beginning Saturday. During Monday’s Lincoln County Commissioners meeting, the board proclaimed Sept. 15-29 as Fall Litter Sweep 2007 in Lincoln County. They…

Schools add eighth nurse’s position

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Thanks to money through the state’s School Nurse Funding Initiative, Lincoln County Schools will add a nurse at its schools. The grant money, totaling $50,000, will bring the district’s full-time nurse count to eight and its student-nurse ratio to approximately one nurse to every 1,500 students. “We’re getting there, we…

Company plan focuses on what customer needs

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Karen Simpson always had the idea of being a business owner in the back of her mind. “I was a human resources executive in financial services and the company had a change of leadership,” she said. “I found myself looking for other opportunities.” The one that appealed to her most…

Around Town 9/12/2007

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HOMECOMING Crouse United Methodist Church will have its annual homecoming Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and worship service will begin at 11. The church is located at the corner of N.C. 150 West and Pleasant Grove Church Road. All members, past members and friends are invited to attend.…