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Board waives rules for foreign student

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Due to a strict foreign exchange student policy, one couple had to personally appeal to the Board of Education to clear the way for a student. The Board of Education waived the strict guidelines for Lance and Melissa Koster, who can now host a foreign exchange student. “It’s just that…

Construction with Care

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Austin Sturkie, Will Tuttle, Phyllis Baker and Dan Britten work on a ramp at a home on North Church St. Teens with Carolina Cross Connection have been working in Lincoln County this week. Volunteers attend the Methodist-based camp and spend a portion of their days doing community service for the…

Fellow workers pay tribute to retiree

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The retirement of a popular Harris Teeter employee brought accolades from her fellow workers, including a poetic tribute. Here’s what Harris Teeter’s Nancy Bell wrote about Johnnie Covington, 65, who has worked at the Lincoln County store for the past 14 years. What are we going to say, what are…

Residents calling for changes in rafting ordinance

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The Lake Norman Marine Commission heard from concerned residents from The Point Lake and Golf Club about making revisions to its rafting safety ordinance at Monday night’s meeting. A public hearing will be held in July on the rafting ordinance with a decision being made Aug. 1. Rafting is defined…

LMC Pavilion employees praise center provisions

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Administrators at East Lincoln’s Healthcare Pavilion in Denver say the center has gotten off to a great start with all of its new services. The pavilion, which opened this past May, offers optima therapy, imaging, urology and a center for women’s health. Soon there will be internal medicine, pediatrics and…

Park construction, leasing have begun

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The grand opening of Beattys Ford Park located off of Unity Church Road is not scheduled until summer 2005, but behind the scenes work is underway. Erma Deen Hoyle, director of Lincoln County Parks and Recreation, said work on the development and building designs is one of their priorities. The…

Blood Mobiles make rounds

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The summer drought affects more than plants and produce. The need for blood donors raises with the mercury during the summer months, says Louann Freshour, director of the Lincoln County chapter of the American Red Cross. “It just seems like we get into the summer shortage,” she says. In response…

Junior Charity League of Shelby to present Debutantes

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Sixty teens from 12 area cities and towns will be presented to society in the Junior Charity League of Shelby’s 59th Annual Debutante Ball Saturday. The weekend’s activities began this morning with a Debutante registration and coffee at the home of Judge James and Paige Morgan. Tonight will include a…

Art A-Plenty

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Haleigh Bennett paints a flower pot Tuesday morning in Donna McMahon’s class. The Lincoln Arts Council held its annual Art Camp this week at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Students experimented with paint, ink, sculpture and various avenues of the arts. The young artists held an art show this morning to…

Music and mayhem unite

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Teens and adults hail Conrad Birdie and proclaim him an “All American Boy” as he arrives in Sweet Apple, Ohio during the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s production of “Bye, Bye Birdie.” Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Sweet Apple, Ohio is brimming with controversy. Teenagers fight with their parents. Boyfriends struggle to…