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Schools’ revised transfer policy could change ability to appeal

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The families of Lincoln County students denied transfers may no longer be able to appeal to the Lincoln County Board of Education. “I don’t know why we need any kind of appeals or anything. It’s our job to set the policy right,” said Carl Robinson, a board member. “Then we…

Fire marshal blames blaze on home stove

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A fire that destroyed a Swing Trail residence Sunday is believed to have been caused by a stove. “It appears that when the homeowner left his residence, he forgot to turn off the stove. And whatever he was cooking caused the place to go up in flames,” Mike Futrell, fire…

Around Town 9/17/2008

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COMMUNITY MEETING A community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oakgrove Community Center. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. The community center is located next to Marvin Methodist Church on Startown Road. BUILDING NETWORKS The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston…

Trying for a normal neighborhood

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Michael Ross, 27, hoists his 8-year-old daughter, Asje, on his back like a rag doll. Both flash wide smiles standing in front of the trailer where they live with his grandmother and aunt. Ross, a LeeBoy employee, is caught up in a moment with his daughter he says people do…

‘A Few Good Men’ opens Friday

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East Lincoln striker likes team’s chances

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East Lincoln senior Dalton Brown is knowledgeable about soccer. As a striker and midfielder he knows what his role to his team is and how hard he needs to work individually so his team can be successful. “As a striker you’ve got to make the runs for your team and…

YMCA hopes to get America moving

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA will kick off “STEPtember” on the morning of the Lincoln County Apple Festival. “Our goal is really to get the community active,” Donna Sossano, senior wellness member experience director, said. “STEPtember” is part of America on the Move Week, a nationwide health initiative spearheaded by…

Owner never imagined he’d run business

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After moving to the United States in 1971, George Beligrinis said he “never imagined” that he would become a business owner. “When I got to this country from Greece, I didn’t speak much English and didn’t know what to do so I started working in a restaurant,” Beligrinis said. “I…

Bids received for last 10 miles of new N.C. 16

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The bids are officially in and the clock will soon be ticking to construct the last 10 miles of the new N.C. 16, a project planners say will dramatically change traffic and life in east Lincoln County. On Tuesday, Charlotte-based Blythe Construction Inc. entered the lowest of three bids for…

Blind student places second in art contest

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After placing in a national art contest, 14-year-old Mitch Brooks said he looks forward to accepting his award in Kentucky. Mitch, a freshman at North Lincoln High School, entered the American Print House for the Blind’s art contest as an eighth-grade student at the middle school. The APH is the…