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Crops still thriving

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Last Easter proved to be a difficult time for many Lincoln County farmers. The Easter freeze of 2007, which came after a long warm spell, killed off large quantities of strawberries, peaches and apples. This year, however, an earlier Easter came and went without a hitch. “We haven’t had an…

Lt. governor candidate is Lincoln Day Dinner speaker

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The Lincoln County Republicans will host their annual Lincoln Day Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The keynote speaker is State Sen. Robert Pittenger, who is running for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Pittenger’s counterparts for the Republican nomination are Greg Dority, Jim…

Heafner/Williams competition will eliminate 12 to get to one

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Over the course of two days, 13 vocalists will compete to become the next Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition winner. In the end, there can be only one. Semi-finals will take place 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Finals will take place 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and…

Correctional Center graduates 18

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The Lincoln Correctional Center recently graduated 18 inmates from a job training program. The Apprenticeship Program for the Journeyman Certification provides the opportunity for people to learn a professional trade while they are incarcerated, said Scott Carpenter, apprentice program supervisor for the Lincoln Correctional Center. Inmates can learn several trades…

Around Town 3/28/2008

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SCHOLARSHIPS Gaston College is accepting scholarship applications for the 2008-2009 academic year and will accept the applications until Monday. Scholarship awards range from $250 to more than $2,500 each through the Gaston College Foundation. For more information, or for a scholarship application, visit www.gaston.edu, or call the Gaston College Financial…

Times-News opens ShoreLine bureau

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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Mel Campbell, Westport: “I’ve only been a resident for more than a year now. I think they are good for security, but they are probably not needed.” Juanita Hoke, Denver: “It just depends on what the people who live there want. It doesn’t really fit in because Lincoln County is…

Denver church starts service for children

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There’s something new at Denver United Methodist Church, and it’s all about the kids. “We have children’s worship every Sunday morning at 10:30,” Kristi Johnsen, director of children’s ministries and wife of Rev. Jeff Johnsen said of Denver UMC’s G-Force. G-Force, or God’s Force, is a play on “the force”…

400 expected to bicycle for Sally’s Y fund

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When Keith Isenberg heard that Sally’s Y was close to its fundraising finish line, the 31-year-old co-owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate shop in Denver, knew he wanted to help. Though he couldn’t afford the estimated $1 million check needed to close the final gap for the…

Sixth-graders learn about pi calculations

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Students meet the number “pi,” a mathematical constant symbolized by “р” to calculate the geometry of circles. They quickly relate the circular nature of pi’s homophone, a pie, to the number. Sixth-graders at East Lincoln Middle School had the privilege of learning about pi by measuring pies on the day…