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City’s ‘Dump the Junk’ just around the corner

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:57 am

The annual Dump the Junk Community Spring Clean-up is just around the corner. The event, held by the City of Fayetteville, is set for Saturday, May 2, through Sunday, May 10, throughout Fayetteville. As part of the event, the City of Fayetteville will be conducting curb side pickup inside the city limits for the following items: limbs, leaves, household trash, rugs, auto batteries, tires (limit four) and household appliances. Items

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  • Lewter earns DuPont’s National Ag Award

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Lincoln County High School’s Kaitlyn Lewter were recognized by the County School Board during its April meeting last week as she was presented the National Ag Award from DuPont Corporation. Lewter won the award for a paper she wrote as part of the DuPont Challenge, said Brad Parton, ag teacher at LCHS, noting that the paper focused on feeding the world through improved crop, beef and fishery production with the

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  • ‘Operation Beard Off’ aids Alzheimer’s Association

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 5:49 am

    Delane Edwards, activities director for Fayetteville’s Bailey Manor, stands behind the purple flower pot chairs that will be awarded to those who purchase the winning tickets. Proceeds from the tickets will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

    “Operation Beard Off”, a fundraising effort on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association, is underway at Bailey Manor, a facility specializing in care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Fayetteville, Manchester and Winchester Bailey Manor facilities are competing to see who raises the most money for the Alzheimer’s Association. The winning facility has the honor of shaving the hair and beard off Anthony Henley, the maintenance director. Fayetteville’s facility is selling chances

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  • Quadracycle hits the road here

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Allen Booth of Fayetteville prepares to drive his Rhoades car quadracycle through downtown Fayetteville. This four-wheeled bicycle model, SportPed, includes a solar panel which keeps a 24-volt battery system charged while riding and gives pedal assistance when desired.  ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

    At first glance when people see the green, streamlined, spoked-wheel vehicle with head lights, tail lights and a solar panel on top, they might think it’s a fancy golf cart, but in truth, it’s a four-wheeled bicycle. A few weeks ago, Allen Booth of Fayetteville took possession of his Rhoades Car, which is both an energy efficient mode of transportation and kind to the environment. Booth purchased the quadracycle, with

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  • Plaque of appreciation

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 10:57 am

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    Gary Steger receives an award of appreciation during a Howell Community Center breakfast. While serving as Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department’s maintenance supervisor, Steger and the sheriff’s work crew restored and preserved the 100-year-old Howell School building, which serves as the community Center today. Pictured are (from left) Harold Burham, center director; Gil Harding, breakfast coordinator; Gary Steger; and Doug McKennon, chairman. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

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  • County water rates to rise

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 5:56 am

    The minimum charge for county water will be increasing by three percent beginning on July 1 to coincide with the system’s new fiscal year. “This is intended to account for inflation and would be applied annually at the board’s discretion,” said Chris Merz, Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities’ superintendent, following the monthly board meeting. The current rate for 1,000 gallons of water is $27.30 per month, but the new

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  • First-ever Slawburger Festival Saturday

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 5:45 am

    The mouthwatering slawburger, a taste unique to Fayetteville for decades, will be celebrated in the first-ever Slawburger Festival this Saturday, April 18. Presented by Fayetteville Main Street and the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, the festival celebrates the local fare, which got its start in downtown eateries years ago. Businesses such as Honey’s, Bill’s Place and Ken’s continue to be known for their delicious slawburgers today, much like their predecessors,

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  • Visiting Keelan

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm

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    Little Keelan Kennedy hugs his new stuffed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle as he is surrounded by his new friends, firefighters with the Fayetteville Fire Department, Tuesday. The firemen, along with other emergency responders, visited the youngster after his return to school at Stone Bridge Academy. Patrolman Derron Dickinson and Sgt. Scotty Vaughn pause for a moment with Keelen – the two officers had pulled him from his grandmother’s smoke-engulfed apartment

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  • Household Hazardous Waste Event April 18

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Lincoln Countians are being invited to clean out their cupboards, garages, workshops and sheds of any unwanted cleaners, chemicals and “mystery” cans and bring them to the Household Hazardous Waste Event. The event will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. It will also include a prescription drug take-back. “This is an opportunity for you to protect your home and

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