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Free smoke detectors offered

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Placing free smoke detectors in the homes of residents at high risk is the goal of a new project by local fire departments. The five-year statewide project is in its fourth year, but this is the first time local departments have participated, said Bill Fortenberry with the Lincolnton Fire Department.…

One Injured

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Workshop offers aid for college

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A bright future can hinge on filling out the right paperwork. High school seniors should be looking at college applications and financial aid now, said Carol Kiser, guidance counselor at East Lincoln High School. Submitting a FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a must, she adds. A…

Disc jockey finds joy in spinning the blues

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Music has been a way of life for Jim Feldmeyer. From playing as a semi-professional musician in Los Angeles to getting involved in radio, it’s obvious it is what Feldmeyer loves to do. His radio career started in Davidson with classical music on WDAV, 89.9, Classical Public Radio. Most recently,…

Around Town 1/17/2005

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VOICE LESSONS AND OPEN HOUSE Free voice lessons will be given during the Carolina Style Chorus of the Sweet Adelines open house Thursday, Jan. 20 and Jan. 27 at Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Conover. For more information, contact Ruth at 828-328-1173, or Nancy at 704-735-9537. LINCOLN QUILTERS…

Breaking Ground

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2005 Relay kick-off draws large crowd

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Lincolnton kicked off its 2005 Relay for Life Thursday to an unusually large turnout of approximately 100 including some 20 to 30 cancer survivors. Relay for Life is the signature fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society. The campaign will climax May 6-7 at Lincolnton High School stadium when relay…

Board honors scholars, teachers

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Students, staff and administration were recognized during Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting. More than 30 high school students were honored for being named Advanced Placement Scholars for the 2003-04 academic year. “It is a very challenging curriculum for academically gifted youngsters,” said Dr. Elaine Jenkins, associate superintendent for curriculum. “These…

Around Town 1/14/2005

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LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Lions Club meets on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Members and guests planning to eat should arrive at 6:30 p.m. For more information call Dan Johnson at 736-0894. RETIRED SCHOOLPERSONNEL MEETING The Lincoln County Unit of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30…

Denver rotary club to host art auction

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The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary is sponsoring another art auction on Feb. 17. The “Fall in Love With Art and More Auction,” is promising to offer a variety of roughly 250 different types of art, including sports memorabilia, sculptures, artist jewelry and Disney pieces as well as the usual brand name…