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‘Credit Cents’ teaches economics

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Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer Lincoln County residents the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of credit, debt and identity theft. The Credit Cents seminar is designed to give people some of the tools they need to fix financial woes and get back on track. “This is a four-part…

New LEDA building

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Middle School Madness, clubs cater to tweens, teens

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA is catering to tweens and teens in 2008, and so far, it’s receiving rave reviews. First, there is Middle School Madness, a once-a-month Friday night party. Approximately 50 middle schoolers attended the January event, which included a dance and a dodge-ball tournament. “I liked that…

Assisted living community to open in spring

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Moving from one residence to another is always a trying experience, but it can be especially difficult for seniors going into assisted living. “I think it’s a tough decision to bring loved ones from their home, and we want to make this a smooth transition,” said Johnnie Bolick, marketing director…

Extension hosts new workshop

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The Cooperative Extension is bringing in a little outside help for its Health Heart Series, which starts Tuesday. Melinda Houser, an extension agent, will teach two out of the three classes. Special guest Tone Duncan, who is originally from Japan, will teach the third class. “I’ll try to introduce some…

Around Town 1/30/2008

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PUBLIC HEARING The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115. W. Main St. The public hearing will consider a request to…

Wright knows score when it comes to life

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Lindsy Wright learned the hard way not to take basketball for granted. Last year, as a standout volleyball player, Wright tore her patella tendon, forcing her to miss all of basketball season. Although it was no fun at the time, the game she loves being ripped away from her taught…

Natural world interests photographer

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Rick Kaufman’s favorite photographic subjects are the kind that don’t talk back. He loves horses, butterflies and plant life – especially flowers. “Flowers don’t complain, and they’ll stay there all day long,” he said. He’s also a big fan of birds. Last year, a picture of bluebirds earned him first…

Denver Middle School students explore their character traits

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Denver middle school students are learning about character traits in unique ways. Both East Lincoln Middle School and North Lincoln Middle School have put strong emphasis on their character education programs and have created projects to involve students personally. Sixth-graders at East Lincoln Middle School found an original way to…

Traffic check results in 27 arrests by sheriff

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Twenty-seven people were arrested as a result of violations uncovered in a Friday traffic stop. Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a checkpoint at the intersection of Maiden Highway, Bethel Church Road, and Clarks Creek Road, said Larry Seagle, public information officer with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. “Deputies filed 57…