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‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS’

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‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC’

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Hissom selected for Duke TIP

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Zane Hissom, an eighth-grader at Lincolnton Middle School, has big plans for the summer. Selected by the Duke Talent Identification Program in fifth grade from his fourth-grade end-of-grade test scores, Zane plans to attend his first summer program this year. “We got the packet, and my parents said, ‘You should…

North Brook work costs $1.6 million

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North Brook Elementary will receive $1,615,350 of the $44.6 million bond if the referendum passes May 6. A large chunk of that money will go to a six-classroom addition with additional restroom facilities and classrooms for exceptional children. Throughout the bond process, Superintendent Dr. David Martin has said that although…

A world of experience

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Franklin Herndon was born and raised in Lincolnton, but he spent a good portion of his life living in a very different – and much larger – place: New York City. Yet after many years living in the Big Apple, Herndon returned to small town life, and he’s never looked…

Around Town 3/10/2008

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BOARD OF HEALTH The Lincoln County Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled meeting 7 p.m. Tuesdayin the board room of the Lincoln County Health Department, 151 Sigmon Road, Lincolnton. PRECINCT MEETINGS All Democratic precinct meetings will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. See below for locations. The following precincts…

Around Town 3/7/2008

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of a Civil War essay competition. For an application, contact Dan Bolick at 430 W. 20th St., Newton, NC 28658, or call (828) 464-1440 during the day or (828)…

Playing with mud

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Bobbie Black believes she was born with a love of pottery flowing through her veins. The Denver potter, who owns Bh Black Pottery, grew up a creative spirit. She painted and drew. She performed elaborate shows “on the coffee table most likely,” with changes in costume, music and scenery. She…

Health fair held

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Lincoln County employees attended a health fair Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center for a variety of reasons. Some wanted to take advantage of the free health screenings. Others wanted the free Fatz Cafй lunch. Still others were excited about the five-minute massages. Carlos Woodard, a county maintenance…

Heafner-Williams 2006 champ wins big in New York City

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Erich Rene Barbera walked on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, faced thousands of people – including prestigious judges – and ended up with $15,000 and a few very impressive auditions. “I was a little taken aback,” Barbera said of first facing the nearly-full audience at the 4,000-seat opera house.…