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Battling Bullies — Counselors teach self esteem

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Every school has bullies whether it be the student who yells insults at underclassman on the bus, the boy who constantly hits other children on the playground or the queen bee who makes a habit of excluding girls from her clique. West Lincoln Middle School, and several other schools in…

Goodwill store seeks volunteers

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A local non-profit organization is asking for residents’ help. Lincolnton’s Goodwill retail store needs volunteers to help sort donated clothing and household items, hang clothing on hangers, display clothing on sales racks, organize sales displays and help donors with donations. The store, located at 510 Vaughn Way in Lincolnton, is…

Still `Fit` after all this time

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Fit Dimension is celebrating their 11-year anniversary and is opening their doors to the local community. During the week of Aug. 30 through Sept. 4, the community can come and experience a the facility for free. This is being done also in honor of the great athletes of the Olympic…

ELPAC to continue interviews

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The East Lincoln Political Action Committee (ELPAC) is gearing up for another set of candidate interviews after completing meetings with Republican candidates for county commissioner. “We hope to be able to identify the good and qualified candidates to help educate the voter,” Judy Browne, chairwoman of ELPAC, said. “One of…

LEDA group to focus on Denver

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The Lincoln Economic Development Association now has a presence in the east Lincoln area. LEDA’a newly formed group, the East Lincoln Advisory Committee, will assist in bringing businesses to the Denver area. “This has been something that the board determined they needed to do back at the retreat in January,”…

Music festival readies

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Tyler and Jennifer Sell help move the sign for the third annual Christian music festival which is coming up the second weekend in September. Contributed Photo Lake Norman Lutheran Church is gearing up for their third annual Christian music festival. The festival, which falls on Sept. 11, will include a…

Lake Calendar

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THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE The Amazing Maize Maze will have it’s grand opening Aug. 28 and run until Oct. 17 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Historic Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, 60…

4-H`ers attend state Electric Congress

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Derreck Sherrill, 16, of Vale was recognized with a Electric Recruiter Award, during the 57th Annual State 4-H Electric Congress held July 12-14 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is the son of Todd and Janet Sherrill. Holly Mills, 14, of Belmont was recognized as a County…

Horsing Around

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Grace Holbrooks, 3, pets a horse at a petting zoo set up by J and B Petting Farms of Hudson, N.C. Saturday in Lincolnton. Owners James and Barbara Holman bring their petting farm out for birthdays, fairs, schools and other events. For information, call 828-728-8014. Alice Smith / LTN Photo…

Missing boy found unharmed

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CHERRYVILLE — A 12-year-old child reported missing from school at 10 a.m. on Monday morning, was found unharmed on Tuesday. Cherryville police were notified on Monday that the boy was missing from John Chavis Middle School. The five-foot, 92-pound boy had had last been seen leaving the school. Authorities set…