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School Board revises high school attendance policy

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Making up missed work sooner and faster and hopes of keeping the attendance rate high in Lincoln County schools were factors that caused the Board of Education to revisit the attendance policy in local high schools. At last month’s board meeting, the group approved a plan…

County to weigh Ramsour’s Mill purchase

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will be presented with more information regarding the Ramsour’s Mill battleground during its meeting tonight, having previously decided to delay taking action on the proposed purchase of land at the site. At their April 16 meeting, commissioners asked for additional…

Lincolnton firefighters get airport training

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton firefighters are now certified in airport rescue after completing a 40-hour training course last month at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Classes were held through Cleveland Community College and the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal. The N.C. Air National Guard and Charlotte Fire Department…

Ready for the ballgame

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Mustangs win SPC tournament

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E. Lincoln beats West Lincoln 8-3 in final game before playoffs MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs varsity baseball team added one more exclamation point to their meteoric run through the Southern Piedmont Conference with an 8-3 win over the West Lincoln Rebels in the championship…

Results — 5-7-12

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Tennis Polk County defeated Lincolnton 6-3 in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A state team playoffs. North Lincoln sent players to the 2A West individual regionals at Brevard College on Friday. Singles Alex Tillman (Shelby) d. Justin Sherwood (NL) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 Zach Huffman (Maiden) d. Brendan D’Amato (NL)…

Schedules — 5-7-12

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SPC softball tournament North Lincoln faces Bessemer City at 5 p.m. today. East Lincoln faces Cherryville at 5 p.m. today. Semifinal winners play in the championship game at 7 p.m. All games will be held at Betty G. Ross park in Lincolnton.…

Obituaries — 5-7-12

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Ray ‘Neal’ Avery Mr. Ray “Neal” Avery, age 53, of 950 Arrow Street, Lincolnton died Saturday, May 5, 2012. His funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Laboratory United Methodist Church with Rev. Charlene Hutchings officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until…

Obituaries — 5-4-12

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Milla Putnam Griffith Milla Putnam Griffith, 97, known as “Bill” to her family and friends, passed away May 2, 2012, in Columbia, S.C., with her family at her side. Milla was living with her daughter at the time of her passing. Prior to living with her daughter, her home was…

Elkins, Pendleton Wedding

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Ashley April Elkins and Ryan Nicholas Pendleton were united in marriage at Saratoga Springs, Mt. Pleasant on March 17, 2012. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Rhonda Elkins of Valdese. Her grandfather is Herman Deal and her great-grandmother is Lena Ogle. She graduated from Burke High School, attended…