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Lincoln penalizes developer

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County officials have fined a Burton Creek developer $3,700 for failure to clear drainage basins, one of the largest fines issued since taking over erosion and sediment enforcement from the state one year ago. Natural Resources director for Lincoln County, David Ledford, last week said the April 24 fine came…

Education Briefs

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CMC SCHOLARSHIPS Carolinas Medical Center at Lincoln has expanded scholarship offerings to include two new scholarships in programs for pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech language pathology. CMC-Lincoln has awarded several annual $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in degreed clinical healthcare programs. For more information, contact human resources at…

For Piecemakers, it`s about learning

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In May 2001, three local ladies, Chris Blankenship, Vicki McBryde and Mary Breakfield, decided to start a group dedicated to the art they all love: the art of quilting. The threesome had gone to a quilt show in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and on the way back, McBryde’s friends kept hounding…

Eli astounded parents early

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Eli Hager had both legs amputated at the age of nine months, and doctors said he would never sit up. Now 9 years old and in third grade at Lincoln Charter School, Eli not only sits, but he also water skis, plays tennis, golfs, cycles and kayaks, among many other…

Around Town 5/16/2008

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TOWN OF MAIDEN The Town of Maiden will celebrate its 125th year of establishment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Maiden. There will be food, games, a costume contest, and entertainment. Bring your own chair and come enjoy the afternoon. SCHOOL REUNION The Harden School Reunion will…

Young girl stays strong

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In a lot of ways, Morgan Silver is a typical 9-year-old girl. She likes sleepovers, art, shopping and playing outdoors. “She would play in the woods every day, all day,” said her mother, Nikki McNeely Silver. But there is one serious way in which Morgan is not a typical child…

Women’s Ministries of Reconciliation conference planned

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Big things are expected from those who attend Women in Pursuit this weekend, a conference organized by the Women’s Ministries of Reconciliation. “Life changing experience for women – it has to be life changing,” said Joanne McSwain, founder of the Women’s Ministry of Reconciliation, on her expectations. Women in Pursuit…

LCCA seeks members

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The Lincoln County Concert Association has announced a season line-up that includes guitarists, a cellist, comedians and Siberians playing glass. “They’re great artists,” said Rosemary Hubbard, co-publicity chair for the organization. The 2008-09 season doesn’t kick off until September, but the organization’s membership drive is in full gear. Memberships range…

50th anniversary

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Church rising from ashes of last year’s tragic blaze

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A new Lincolnton Church of God is being built on the ashes of its former self, and this time, it will be fireproof. “If I could find fire-proof pews, I’d probably get them,” said the Rev. Richard King Sr. “I don’t ever want to go through that again. It’s horrible.”…