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Bees essential to farming and ‘the coolest hobby’

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Virtually everything we eat is dependent on honeybees and local beekeepers are focused on keeping local hives thriving after two major issues have threatened to wipe them out. “It’s not just a matter of fruits, nuts, and vegetables,” said Greg Clements, member of the Lincoln County beekeepers. “The health of…

Letter from a Lincoln soldier, Aug. 22, 1862

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In May, the Lincoln Times-News began publishing a series of letters written by Jacob Jackson Brown, of Crouse, to his wife, Christina Plonk Brown, during his Civil War military service as a Confederate soldier. The Times-News is publishing one letter per week in the “Life” section until all 11 of…

West Lincoln High School Top 10 of 2011

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The following seniors from West Lincoln High School were recently honored at the Lincolnton Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Performing Students Academic Achievement Banquet. Caitlyn Elizabeth Bassignani Parents: Jaime Johnson and Aldo Bassignani of Lincolnton College: UNC-Chapel Hill Woodrow David Boyles Parents: George David Boyles and Tina Revels Boyles of…

North Lincoln Top 10 of 2011

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The following seniors from North Lincoln High School were recently honored at the Lincolnton Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Performing Students Academic Achievement Banquet. Blythe Margaret Anderson Parents: Jacquelyn and David Anderson of Denver College: Florida College Jasmine Bethanie Cook Parents: Jennifer and Guillermo Ialuna of Denver College: UNC-Chapel Hill…

Lincolnton High Top 10 of 2011

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The following seniors from Lincolnton High School were recently honored at the Lincolnton Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Performing Students Academic Achievement Banquet. Bayley Caroline Beal Parents: Bryan and Beverly Beal of Lincolnton College: UNC-Chapel Hill Jedidiah Hoyle Beam Parents: Scott and Sherri Beam of Lincolnton College: United States Air…

East Lincoln Top 10 of 2011

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The following seniors from East Lincoln High School were recently honored at the Lincolnton Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Performing Students Academic Achievement Banquet. Kelcey Lynn Alley Parents: Robert and Crystal Alley of Denver College: Queens University Samuel Craig Ballard, Jr. Parents: Samuel and Renea Ballard of Iron Station College:…

Lincoln Charter Top 10 of 2011

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The following seniors from Lincoln Charter School were recently honored at the Lincolnton Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Performing Students Academic Achievement Banquet. Alexander Hopkins Parents: Michael and Barbara Hopkins of Dallas College: NC State University Ashley Hughes Parents: Tim and Debra Hughes of Charlotte College: Davidson College Ryan Leite…

Schools identify top employees of year

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Nine employees of the Lincoln County Schools were honored last week with school system awards at the annual event that brings together all individuals who have been named “of the year” at their respective schools. This year’s recipients included: Principal of the Year Tony Worley of Lincolnton High School; Assistant…

Around Town 6/8/2011

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BOARD OF EDUCATION Lincoln County Board of Education meets 6:30 p.m. today at the Board Conference Room on N. Generals Blvd. BROWN BAG CMC-Lincoln Diabetes Education and Self-Management program will continue their Thursday treats for diabetes with a “brown bag” event at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Bag up all of…

Cadets honored during JROTC award ceremony at WLHS

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The eighth annual Blue/Gold Award Ceremony for the West Lincoln High “Rebel Navy” JROTC was a family and community affair with many cadets recognized for their efforts during the year. Award recipients were as follows, with presenters in parentheses as applicable: 82nd Airborne Association, Fayetteville Chapter (William Willard/Colonel Lossius) –…