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ESL classes helping students make the transition

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With its first academic year nearly complete, the Lincoln County English as a Second Language center has received high marks. One successful program is the Newcomer Class. “The center helps the communication between the school and the home,” said Sandy Brown, ESL and foreign language coordinator. The class includes second…

Troops return home to heroes welcome

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In October 2003, friends and family members watched as Charlie Battery troops marched into the James W. Warren Citizens Center for an emotional mobilization ceremony. The unit was being sent overseas to help in Operation Iraqi Freedom. They were expected to be gone for a year. On Sunday, the same…

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Four-plus years prison time trafficking cocaine

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A Lincoln County man will spend more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to several drug charges Wednesday. Bobby Durelle Robinson pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine by sale, three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and three counts sale and delivery of cocaine. Robinson…

WLHS band garners top prize in Virginia

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Hours of work and dedication paid off for the West Lincoln High School band when they won the Apple Blossom Festival’s Grand Feature Parade, even though they didn’t know it. “We didn’t know we had won until we received the plaque on Monday,” said band director Jack Horner. The band…

DSS pays tribute to area foster parents

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Lincoln County foster parents left their children with the sitter and spent Thursday night out on the town enjoying food and conversation. The Lincoln County Department of Social Services organized the party, which took place at Sagebrush Steak House and Saloon. “I hear names, but I don’t get to see…

Woman charged with threatening teacher

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A Lincolnton woman has been charged after she threatened a teacher Tuesday, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Tana Parker, of Pointview Lane, was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct, said Lt. Ronnie Matthews of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The incident happened Tuesday morning at the Lincoln Charter School.…

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No jail time ordered in prescription fraud guilty plea

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A Lincolnton woman who forged more than 30 prescriptions over two years won’t spend any time in jail. Melanie Vanderwerken, 36, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 31 counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud. The 31 charges were consolidated for judgment and Vanderwerken received three six- to eight-month suspended sentences and…