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Around Town 7/28/2004

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WILEY B. CHILDERS REUNION The Wiley B. Childers Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. at Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, 6073 Flay Road. A program and business meeting will follow lunch. Paper products will be supplied. SCHRUM-SHRUM REUNION The Schrum-Shrum reunion will be held Sunday at…

ESL Newcomer center opens

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Lincoln County Schools’ English as a Second Language (ESL) Newcomer Center had its grand opening on Monday, but people in need started visiting the center days earlier. “We were there with boxes and stuff, and families were already coming,” said Cesi Penate, an ESL parent facilitator. “Word is really starting…

School sees new growth

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Two years ago, the New Life Baptist Academy closed. The Lincoln Christian Academy then formed to take its place, absorbing many of New Life’s former students. “We’ve survived two years on our own,” said Academy Principal Clyde Smith. “We’re holding our own.” The academy was originally planned to be located…

County DSS fine tunes Work First program

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The Lincoln County Department of Social Services has shown great success in their Work First program, and officials hope to continue with the good work. “We always need to take it another step,” said Susan McCracken, director of the DSS. “We always need to go farther.” Every two years the…

ELBA leader pleased with election results

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The president of the East Lincoln Betterment Association is happy with the election results for county commissioner. Greg Coffey said it is an outstanding group of candidates. “We have two folks from east Lincoln and one from Lincolnton,” Coffey said. “It is a good slate.” The three highest vote-getters were…

Election results official

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Lincoln County voters are one step closer to knowing who will be their Republican candidates for county commissioner in November. Board of Elections officials released the official results from the July 20 primary election Tuesday, which upped the total counted votes. But the numbers aren’t final yet. Incumbent Commissioner Larry…

Sunflower Splash

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The sunflowers and black-eyed Susans are blooming everywhere, but none so prominent as this huge bed on N.C. 27 West in Lincoln County, a memorable sight to passing motorists. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Look At Lincoln

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Rebecca Pinckney shows the form she used to win the youth division at the watermelon seed spitting contest Saturday at the Farmers Market. Alicia Beckley won the adult division. Kevin Starr / Contributed Photo…

150 packages shipped to troops

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Soldiers with the Charlie Battery of the National Guard shouldn’t lack supplies. Members of the American Legion and the National Guard have been accepting donations of goods and money to make sure the Lincoln County reservists know people at home care. “I received two packages when I was in Vietnam,”…

Students warm up at band camp

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West students spend week at WCU campus Being at band camp means practicing music from dawn to dusk no matter how hot it is or how tired students get. “By the end of band camp you’re wishing that you didn’t do it,’ said Lee Waldroup, a sophomore. “Then at the…