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100th Birthday

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4-H Talent and Fashion Show

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Pictured right are fashion winners Erynn Chambers, who took home first place, and Emily Sherrill, who won second place. Pictured right are fashion junior winners Darlene Mejia, third place; Chelsea Mills, first place and Ruth Perkins, second place.…

Attendance low day after school was locked down

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About 38 percent of students at West Lincoln Middle School were absent from classes Thursday following the discovery of an alleged hit list. “Everything went smoothly yesterday but we’re still going to be cautious,” said Belinda Branson, special project coordinator for Lincoln County Schools. “The kids were in good spirits…

Church’s First Ladies group stays active through fellowship

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When most people think of first ladies, names like Martha Washington, Mary Todd Lincoln and Laura Bush probably come to mind. Yet there’s a whole group of first ladies right here in Lincolnton. They’re the First Ladies of First Presbyterian Church, and, while they don’t hang out at the White…

Around Town 5/2/2008

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FUNDRAISER Howards Creek Community Center will hold its annual yard sale, bake sale and silent auction 7 a.m. until noon on May 3. Proceeds will be used for building and grounds maintenance. Beverages will be available for sale. The center is five miles west of Lincolnton off N.C. 27 and…

Resource officer does multiple duties

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“We do more then just walk around a school all day,” said Seth Bailey, school resource officer at North Lincoln High School. Bailey says that he is not only an officer but a law-related counselor and teacher. “Our job is to prevent child [delinquents] from close contact with students and…

Around Town—Church Briefs

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GOSPEL CONCERT The Christian Singles Fellowship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church will have a gospel concert 7 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. The concert will feature Lee Fortune. Please bring a snack to share. For more information, call Barry Long at (704) 735-7515. BIBLE STUDIES St. John’s Lutheran Church, 310…

Superintendent holds up project

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Gary Dellinger wants to build a 125-acre development, but because the school superintendent will not approve it, Dellinger cannot move forward. Before the Adequate Public Facilities Program was approved in 2007, only the Lincoln County Planning Board – and possibly the Board of Commissioners if the development included a large…

Welcoming ATV Sales and Repair

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Planning under way for July 4th

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It may still be three months away, but the City of Lincolnton is already gearing up for its July 4 celebration. “This is the first meeting to begin preparing for the July 4 celebration,” City Manager Jeff Emory said at a committee meeting held Wednesday at Lincolnton City Hall. According…