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Around Town 5/26/2008

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SPECIAL MEETING Fairview Baptist Church will hold a special meeting 7 p.m. today through Wednesday at the church at 5084 Fairview Road, Lincolnton. The theme will be “Every Christian Is a Minister.” The guest speaker will be Bob Wise of the Baptist Association. The event will include special music, and…

Education Briefs

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CMC SCHOLARSHIPS Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln has expanded scholarship offerings to include two new scholarships in programs for pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech language pathology. CMC-Lincoln has awarded several annual $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in degreed clinical healthcare programs. For more information, contact human resources at (704) 732-5518.…

Shag dancing growing in Denver

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A lot of people associate the shag, the popular dance born on the coasts of both Carolinas, with one of the area’s most famous destinations: Myrtle Beach. But there’s a place in Denver where shagging takes center stage two nights a week, and it’s becoming more popular each week. “We…

Shepherd`s Ranch offers unique therapy

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The Shepherd’s Ranch in Lincolnton uses horses to heal. Individuals dealing with mental health issues including abuse, anxiety, anger management, depression and more, come to the ranch for equine-assisted therapy. “I think it’s an excellent model of therapy,” said Kanaya Dinkins with Alexander Youth Network. “Traditional talk therapy is not…

50th Anniversary

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Zoo honors Lincolnton boy

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A 9-year-old Lincolnton boy was awarded first place by the North Carolina Zoo in a statewide poster contest last Friday. “I was excited,” said Kobe Goldin, the winner. Kobe won in the kindergarten to second grade category, which consisted of more than 50 applicants. He was the first home-schooled child…

Fundraiser fashion show draws 100 at Denver church

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Models ranging in age from 7 to 97 showed off spring fashions Sunday at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver. The fundraiser fashion show featured clothes from Dress Barn and Julie’s, a boutique in Birkdale. It concluded with 12 vintage fashions. “We had outfits from Medieval times clear up…

Three school principals appointed

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The appointment of three principals to Lincoln County Schools at a special called meeting of the Board of Education will leave Union Elementary without one. Kirby Oldham, who has been principal of Union for five years, was appointed to be the principal at G.E. Massey Elementary. Sandy Johnson, the current…

School immunization rules change

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North Carolina’s lawmakers have made several changes to the rules regarding vaccination of school-aged children, including college students. These rule changes will go into effect in the 2008-09 school year. A booster dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) vaccine is required for the following individuals: n All students…