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Around Town — 6-27-12

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VBS North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd. in Lincolnton, will host “Amazing Wonders Aviation” vacation Bible school (ages 3 through 6th grade) 6-9 p.m. nightly through Wednesday. Supper will be provided each night. An adult class will be 6:30 p.m. nightly. For more information, call Patricia Self at (704)…

Long Shoals Wesleyan kindergarten graduation

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Long Shoals Wesleyan pre-k graduation

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24 more teacher positions slated for local schools

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Funding depends on final approval of state budget AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Lincoln County may see additional teaching positions next year, according to some of the changes in the proposed state education budget for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year that were presented at Monday night’s Budget and Finance Committee meeting.…

County set to approve its budget at Thurs. sesssion

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County’s budget for the next fiscal year is expected to receive a final vote Thursday night, as members of the Board of Commissioners meet to take action on the proposed spending plan. Having previously met for a couple of special work sessions, the board has…

Notable News – 6/27/2012

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  Baker named to Intn’l Dean’s List Society Kelli Alyssa Baker, of Lincolnton has been honored with membership into the International Dean’s List Society for exemplary academic performance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is majoring in Accounting/Finance and anticipates graduating in the spring of 2014. Baker…

Good Neighbor Shop mural just latest restoration project

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Images of the past have started to reappear on buildings in downtown Lincolnton, thanks to a collaborative effort from various agencies and the artistic capabilities of Clive Haynes. Haynes, a resident of Forest City, is finishing up a mural of an old Pepsi ad this…

Mashing monsters at West Lincoln Library

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OUR VIEW — Challenging our schools to be better

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor Whether virtual charter schools would be a positive innovation for North Carolina schoolchildren remains unknown. Finding out will depend on the courts, which may intervene to let the State Board of Education block online programs — a ruling is expected Friday. If the programs do get…

Louise Devine Skirven

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Louise Devine Skirven, age 87, passed away in Catonsville, Md. on Saturday, June 23, 2012.  Born in Bessemer City, December 9, 1924, and raised in Lincolnton, she attended Appalachian State University before wartime work drew her to Baltimore. Predeceased by her husband, Charles A. Skirven and son Charles A. Skirven…