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Surprise party thrown for retiring math teacher

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Students, teammates and parents honored Lincolnton Middle School sixth-grade teacher Betsy Williams with a surprise retirement party her last full day of teaching. Honored as “Queen of Math,” she was presented with a dozen yellow roses, tiara and ribbon bearing the legend, “LMS Math Queen.” Her students presented her with…

Boat owners advised to take precautions against break-ins

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Keeping your boat safe from break-ins this summer is something that many boaters should be aware of. “We advise folks that if there is anything that they can take off boats that they should do so,” said sheriff’s Lt. Howard Eason, district supervisor for the eastern end of the county.…

New lake patrol officer a familiar face to many

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A new face will be on the lake this summer, but it’s one some long time residents may remember. Jeff Warlick is now the new Lincoln County lake patrol officer as of Friday, returning back full-time after retiring from the Sheriff’s Office four years ago. “Jeff is a really good…

Grant to upgrade fire equipment

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The Denver Volunteer Fire Department was awarded an $8,630.70 grant from the state of North Carolina in order to help provide updated equipment and supplies. The grant was issued on Dec. 15 from the Department of Insurance and the Office of the State Fire Marshal after the Denver Fire Department…

Lake Calendar

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QUILTING CLASS One six hour class will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on June 4. Cost is $45. For more information contact the Quilter’s Haven at (704) 483-5999. DEMOCRACTIC PRECINCT MEETING The Democratic meeting for the Denver precinct will be held at 7 p.m. on June 7…

Around Town 6/1/2005

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COMPUTER USERS The Computer Users Group of Lincolnton will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln County Library. The program will be a PowerPoint presentation on using a photo editing program to crop and add special effects to digital pictures. Picasa.2, a free photo editing program online, will be…

Saving Lives

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Within The Week

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Hogs of all kinds will descend on downtown Lincolnton Friday. We’re talking motorcycles. We’re talking barbecue. We’re talking people who enjoy both motorcycles and barbecue (myself included). Lincolnton’s fifth annual Doug Herbert Hog Happenin’ will be happenin’ June 3 and 4. The event kicks off Friday night with live music…

Summer fun for kids

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West Lincoln kids who want a summer packed full of fun and activities can take part in the county’s Summer Playground Program. The west Lincoln site will be located at North Brook Elementary School. Other sites are located throughout the county. So far, few people have shown interest in the…

Summer camp encourages artists

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The Lincoln County Arts Council will host the eighth annual Summer Art Camp at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to be able to do something really fun and have a hands-on learning experience,” said Donna McMahon, freelance artists and instructor. “It gives them a better…