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PCMS completes outdoor classroom

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Children, school staff members and a raccoon named Gus all pitched in to create an outdoor classroom for Pumpkin Center Middle School students. “I think students are going to be biting at the bit to get a teacher to take them down there,” said Abby Huss, a teacher who helped…

Look at Lincoln

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Proud volunteers for Pumpkin Center Middle School stand on the stairs they created leading down to a nature trail, bridge and an outdoor classroom. The volunteers include Principal Bobby Harkey, Dylan Harris, Brent Turner, Nate Smith, Tim Ward, Wayne Brittain and Justin Harkey who is holding Gus the raccoon. Sarah…

Around Town 8/6/2004

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REVIVAL SERVICES Exodus Baptist Church will have a three day revival conducted by Rev. Coffey Monday through Wednesday at 7 each night. CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The Lincoln Charter School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Denver campus. DEMOCRAT COMMITTEE MEETING The Lincoln County Democratic executive committee…

Awards presented at banquet

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The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual banquet Thursday night at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Freeman Owle, Cherokee storyteller and historian, entertained those attending with his tales of nature. He talked about how the Cherokee people work to preserve the land and plant things that…

First school day goes smooth

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Arlo Bucholz hugs her son, Kyle Baker, goodbye as she drops him off for his first day of school at Battleground Elementary School. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo Michaela Izard gives her friend Amber Williams a hug after she arrives at her second grade classroom at Battleground Elementary School. Diane…

Council defers action on UDO

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Lincolnton City Council members Thursday night deferred a decision on the proposed Unified Development Ordinance, which includes a residential component objected to by some community members. Council members agreed to give residents more time to look at the plan and provide input. The ordinance is a combination of the city’s…

ABC scores touted — 7 named `Schools of Excellence`

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Lincoln County Schools officials celebrated recently released ABCs test scores, which showed 65 percent of schools making high growth and seven schools being named Schools of Excellence. “We’re pleased,” said Elaine Jenkins, superintendent of curriculum and instruction. “We see many positive points in this report and then, inevitably, we see…

Mural restoration begins

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Customers stopping by the Lincolnton Post Office next week can do more than purchase stamps and drop off packages — they’ll have a chance to see a piece of Lincoln County history being revived. Conservation work on the 1938 mural “Threshing Grain” will start Sunday. Conservator Elizabeth Kendall with Chicago-based…

Look at Lincoln

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Local law enforcement agencies took part in a massive terrorism training Saturday at Gaston College in Dallas. Pictured here during one of the drills are (left to right) Trooper David Ferguson with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, officers Jason Hutchinson and Jeremy Wise with the Lincolnton Police Department and…