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Education officials to go on retreat

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School principals, central office administrators and the Lincoln County Board of Education will spend the weekend at an administrative retreat. Administrators will spend more than nine hours in strategic planning sessions led by Dr. Mary Adkins. “The strategic plan has a direct effect on the school improvement plans that the…

Around Town 1/11/2008

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MUFON MEETING The 64th meeting of the Mutual UFO Network of North Carolina will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Unity Church, 401 E. Arrowood Road, Charlotte, in the fellowship hall. The first speaker will be Kathleen Marden, and the second speaker will be Dr. Michael O’Connell. All attendees are…

Resale store owner making most of her Second Chance

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Kathy Simpson once turned down a loan from her mother to open up her own resale shop. When her mother passed away two years ago, she got a second chance to realize that dream. It became a store in Iron Station called Second Chance. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Simpson…

Remembering Pearl Harbor

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Most people know about the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the incident that officially drew the United States into World War II on Dec. 7, 1941. Yet there aren’t many people left who can say they were there to witness one of the darkest days in American history. Lincolnton resident…

Ellis, 34, selected as new chief for South Fork Fire Department

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The South Fork Volunteer Fire Department has a new chief and he is only 34-years-old. Rick Ellis, a Lincoln County native, has been a member of the South Fork Volunteer Fire Department for nine years. Ellis says that he was surprised that the board voted him to “fill out the…

‘Winter Wonderland’ fundraiser to help Literacy Council

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There was a time when the Lincoln County Literacy Council didn’t need to have fundraisers. But times have changed. “The only thing they did was one-on-one tutoring,” Executive Director Cristina Arlow said of the days before she came onboard nearly four years ago. The organization’s headquarters was in the basement…

Prom fashions on parade

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West Lincoln High School students are showing school spirit by participating in a fashion show. At 6 p.m. Saturday in the old gymnasium at West Lincoln, 10 junior and senior girls will model 10 designer formal dresses each. B&L Formal is providing all the dresses. All dresses modeled will be…

50th anniversary

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Lawing’s Chapel Church celebrates 100th birthday

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Lawing’s Chapel Baptist Church reached a milestone in 2007: its centennial. The church, located on Lawing’s Chapel Church Road in Maiden, was founded in 1907 when, in late August or early September of that year, a Sunday school class was held in a recently built brush arbor. The class would…

Environment, safety high on marine commissioner list

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He’s worked on the water all his life, but Sam Ausband Jr. said he is just beginning to find his sea legs in public service. Lincoln County commissioners Monday appointed the 58-year-old retired military officer and professional boater to the five-member Lake Norman Marine Commission. His appointment comes on the…