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North Brook named the Real DEAL

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A team of staff members from North Brook Elementary School traveled to Chapel Hill to be honored by Governor Mike Easley. The school is one of eight in North Carolina to be named a Real Dedicated Educators, Administrators and Learners (DEAL) School. “To see that success highlighted at the state…

Fire Safety

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(Top) G.L. Styers with the Charlotte Fire Department shows Tina Rash’s class from Battleground Elementary School how Manly the dog can sniff out flammable substances. (Bottom) Jonah Stroup climbs into a North 321 fire truck while his classmates watch. The activities were part of the county’s fire safety fair held…

Kiser named to study panel

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Lincoln County Rep. Joe Kiser was named by House Speaker Richard Morgan to the legislative Study Commission on a 21 Century Revenue System. Kiser was appointed as one of six House members on the commission. “Joe did excellent work last session on the House Appropriations Committee as the Justice and…

50th Anniversary

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Doug Herbert — Race center moves to Lincolnton

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Doug Herbert Performance Center has found its new hub in Lincolnton and is off to a great start. After moving from its Cherryville location in September, the center has more space and is hoping to add more additions. The 100,000 square foot building is three times the size of the…

Ready to frame

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County Commissioner Tom Anderson cuts the ribbon with Lynn Mann of Picture This…Photography and members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the studio’s Grand Opening in Denver. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Chapter Addicts — Readers ready for book sale

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Early on Saturday morning, readers will be lining up outside the Lincoln County Public Library ready to have the first crack at its library book sale. “We have people waiting out there in the dark,” said Lesley Levine, the library director. The doors open at 9 a.m. allowing the hungry…

Southern Spirits — Barefoot tells ghostly tales

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Dan Barefoot says he cannot prove that ghosts exist but he believes there are forces at work in science that cannot be explained. With his recent release of his ninth book, Barefoot wrote some haunted tales just in time for Halloween. The book entitled, “Haunted Halls of Ivy: Ghosts of…

Kelly Paris — Vocal law enforcement

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Kelly Paris made his singing debut with a rendition of “Jesus Loves Me.” That was for his aunt’s wedding. He was 3 years old. Now Paris, a deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, is spending up to two weekends a month in Nashville working on his budding solo career.…

DENR offices move

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MOORESVILLE — Offices of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources based in Mooresville have moved to the Iredell County Government Center South complex. The new office address is 610 E. Center Ave., Suite 301, Mooresville, N.C. 28115. The phone number, 704-663-1699, and fax number, 704-663-6040, remain the…