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Teens make killing on stocks

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Most people are losing their shirts in today’s stock market. Madeline Colvin, however, has made $2.8 million in the past few months — and she’s 15 years old. The sophomore at North Lincoln High School isn’t playing fast and loose with her parents’ pocketbooks on E-trade. In fact, the money…

Question of the Week

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“What’s your favorite restaurant in east Lincoln County?” Betsy Born, Denver: “We usually go to Mazatlan and also down to Beef O’Brady’s.” Ruth Hatfield, Denver: “I like Stacy’s. The food and service there are great. I like all the people who work there. I’ve been going to Stacy’s for a…

Center close to opening at church

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Nearly three years after planning began, a new $2.6 million life center for Westport Baptist is almost complete and ready to open. The 27,000-square-foot structure is located directly behind the main church at 2373 Lake Shore Road South off N.C. 16. Mike Young, senior pastor for Westport Baptist, called the…

Height just the start of Thackeray’s hoops’ talent

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Standing at 6-feet-1 inches North Lincoln senior Ashley Thackeray was destined to play basketball. Ever since the third grade her parents got her into the sport that her older brothers and sisters played. Thackeray wanted to follow suit and the path has paid off. “I always wanted…

Around Town 12/15/2008

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CHRISTMAS PARTY The Lutheran Men in Mission at Daniels Lutheran Church, 3290 Reepsville Road, will host their annual Christmas Party and Sing Along 7 p.m. tonight in the parish house. Please bring a heavy hors d’oeuvre to share. BLOOD DRIVE Lincoln County Charter School’s junior and senior classes in partnership…

Around Town 12/12/2008

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GROUP MEETING The Lincoln County Horseman’s Association will host their annual meeting 7 p.m. tonight at Sagebrush Steakhouse. The meal is Dutch treat. All are welcome to attend. WLHS CHORUS The West Lincoln High School Chorus will be selling hotdogs and hamburgers Saturday and Sunday at WoodMill Winery. Proceeds will…

LEDA Art Invitational a success

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Karen Banker is an artist, and artists love empty walls. When the Lincoln County Economic Development Association opened its new building in June, she approached executive director Barry Matherly with a question. “I kind of came to him and said ‘Hey Barry, what are you putting on the walls of…

Kiser Intermediate hosts exhibit

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Students at Kiser Intermediate School are learning about American history through art. Picturing America, which features 26 reproductions of works by American artists, is on display a the school now. An open house for the art show will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the school. The…

Historical Association seeks archaeology volunteers

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The Lincoln County Historical Association has plans to start a new volunteer program for its archaeology department. “It’s just something we’ve never been able to do,” Jason Harpe, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association, said. It’s something the association can do now that it has archaeologist January Porter…

VFD spreads holiday cheer

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Santa Claus is coming to town, but he’s leaving his reindeer at home and opting for a louder mode of transportation — a fire truck. An estimated 500 treat bags will be given out by Santa Claus, courtesy of the Alexis Fire Department. The giveaway will take place Dec. 20…