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Scout troop project creates nature classroom

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When the next school year starts, students at Battleground Elementary School will have a classroom in the middle of nature waiting for them. An Eagle Scout troop has cleared away a trail for the students behind their school, and Eagle Scout Mitchell Robinson has built an observation deck for the…

Around Town 6/7/2004

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BEARD/BAIRD REUNION The 20th annual Beard/Baird Reunion will held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 13 at Mt. Anderson Baptist Church Family Life Center, N.C. 16 south, Maiden. Bring a covered dish. For more information call Jerry Baird at 828-464-1606. HANDBELL CONCERT Denver United Methodist Church, Hwy. 16, will host a…

Foster parenting challenging, rewarding

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Life in the Mawyer house includes lots of barking dogs and elementary school-aged children underfoot. “It’s chaotic at best,” said Karen Mawyer, a foster mother. “Mornings are crazy.” Mawyer’s home includes herself and her husband, their birth son Seth and two foster children. The foster family has been a unit…

Literacy Council selects Arlow as new director

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The Lincoln County Literacy Council has a local familiar face working as its new director. “This particular job in the Literacy Council requires being visible within the community,” said Cristina Arlow, the council’s new director. Arlow has certainly spent her time being visible. She’s already worked with the Citizens Group…

Around Town 6/4/2004

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BIBLE SCHOOL Daniels Lutheran Church, 3170 Reepsville Road, will have Vacation Bible School Sunday through Friday. Times will be Sunday 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Monday-Thursday 7 until 9 p.m. and Friday 6:30 until 9 p.m. with a cookout. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Gainesville Baptist Church will have Bible School Sunday through…

Look at Lincoln

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First-place winners of the Reflections Fine Arts Contest at Battleground Elementary School are (from left) Freddy Pineda, Mary Walker, Mallory McMahan, Luke Brogden and Ashley Duncan. Contributed / LTN Photo…

Downtown program sparks debate

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Lincolnton’s 2004-05 budget gained unanimous approval Thursday night, but only after the City Council heard both sides of a heated debate over the Business and Community Development department. The public hearing on the budget was a drastic change from last year, when the budget slid through the approval process with…

County hears pleas for computers, towers

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The Lincoln County Health Department needs four new full-time staff members and laptop computers, but all were cut from the county’s proposed 2004-05 budget. During the county’s budget work session Tuesday, Health Department Director Maggie Dollar implored county commissioners to reconsider at least some of the positions. Dollar originally requested…

Herbert racing will move to Lincolnton

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Race car driver and entrepreneur Doug Herbert will move his operations from Cherryville to Lincolnton, according to a news release from the Lincoln Economic Development Association. Herbert plans to locate in the former Hugger textile plant, an 80,000 square foot building located at 1443 East Gaston Street Extension. The operation…

Splash Down

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The pool at Betty G. Ross Park has opened for the summer. Dontea Kennedy, 15, took full advantage of the warm sunny afternoon Tuesday by swimming and turning flips off the diving board. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…