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Bowls Benefit

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Rising Sun Pottery hosted its annual Empty Bowls Benefit Tuesday night. (Above) Pam Spaulding and Brianna Gardner filled bowls with homemade soup during the event. (Right) Erin Harford and her mother, Debra Basalik, carefully selected their bowls before getting their meals. Patrons selected their home-thrown bowls, priced at $10 each,…

North Lincoln — Band hosts first invitational

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East and West Lincoln’s bands, who participated in the preview in August, competed Saturday at the 2004 Roundtable Tournament and Festival of Bands at North Lincoln High School. (Above) East Lincoln High School’s marching band performed and won Most Outstanding Pit Crew. (Right) West Lincoln’s band took home Runner Up…

Students learn CPR — High school seniors get certified

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The School of Technology partnered with the Lincolnton Police Department to teach students CPR recently. Julie Brooks, a second-year teacher for the Health Occupations class at the School of Technology, and Lt. Kent Lukach, training officer for the Lincolnton Police Department, certified 41 high school students. The seniors came from…

Morning Wrecks

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(Top) Emergency crews prepare to transport Stephanie Avila, 17, of Crouse after a single-vehicle wreck this morning near the intersection of Victory Grove and Jerry Crump roads. Avila had to be extricated by responders. She was taken to Gaston Memorial Hospital with minor to moderate injuries, according to EMS. (Right)…

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…

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.…

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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