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Nine-year old `braces` for win with her Mother`s Day essay

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Call it beginner’s luck, but when nine-year old Halie Leatherman of Lincolnton wrote why she thought her mom, Sherry Leatherman, is the greatest mom in the world, she had no idea hers would be the winning essay in a contest sponsored by Hamilton and Austin Orthodontics in Lincolnton. “We have…

New Schools particulars discussed at board meeting

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The framework for the new elementary and middle schools was put into motion Wednesday night at the monthly board of education meeting. The colors have been chosen for the new elementary and middle schools. Also, a date and location has been set for deciding the names of both schools. “We…

This won`t hurt but a little bit

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Belmont Abby magazine recognized

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BELMONT – Belmont Abbey College’s alumni magazine, “Crossroads,’ has earned high honors for the second year in a row, garnering three Communicator Awards in the 2005 Print Media competition. The college won two Awards of Distinction for its Winter/Spring 2004 issue in the categories of best magazine for an educational…

Ambassador`s committee membership ranks rising

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The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador’s Committee is rising in numbers. From January, when the group had 14 members, it now boasts an enrollment of 22. Some credit the rapid rise to the efforts of chairman Gary Caldwell, who took up the reins last December. “The whole group is…

Singing for supper

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Mother`s azalea bush blooms on love, keeps on growing

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Since her mother planted an azalea bush in her yard in the mid 1970s, Linda Spencer has done little to keep it alive. “It’s just wild,” said Spencer. “It’s never been fertilized.” After a minute to think, Spencer changes her mind. “It was initially fertilized with love in 1976, but…

Festival boasts new events

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East Lincoln residents can find their share of strawberries and amusement at the 20th annual Strawberry Festival this Saturday. The event will take place at East Lincoln High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in order to raise money for the Parent Teacher association. New additions this year include…

Around Town 5/11/2005

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LUNCHEON McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Highway, will have a luncheon from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The menu will be country-style steak and baked chicken, vegetables, salads, desserts and homemade biscuits. Take-out orders are available. Donations will be accepted for the building fund. LEGION POST 30…

Lake Calendar

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STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL The 20th annual strawberry festival will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ELHS. Proceeds will go to the PTA. QUILTING CLASS A quilting class for students to make a small quilt sandwich and learn about quilting will be held, Tuesday, May…