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GOING HIGH FOR DIABETES CURE

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Children search through a table of ropes to find the right one to use for Jump for a Cure, a fundraiser held Sunday at Denver United Methodist Church. The event benefited the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Chris Dean / LTN Photo (Above) Parker Clay, 8, stops to look back at…

Jazz bands blossom at North Lincoln

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North Lincoln Middle and High School students have a unique opportunity: to be a part of the jazz band. Jerry Lowe, NLMS band director and director of the jazz bands, said students on middle and high school levels meet weekly after school. “The students learn basic styles of jazz,” Lowe…

Sheriff takes leadership class

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Lincoln County Sheriff Tim Daugherty recently graduated from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Leadership Institute. He and 33 sheriffs from across the state completed a leadership training course March 7 at Duke University, said Edmond W. Caldwell Jr., executive vice president and general council for the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association. Daugherty…

Denver Baptist spreads gospel over Internet

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The Internet has put a lot of things at people’s fingertips, everything from shopping and music to news and television. One Denver church has added an item to that list: Sunday sermons. Denver Baptist Church has a Web site that allows individuals to not only download its Sunday services, but…

No one on school bus injured hurt in crash

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A Balls Creek Elementary School bus carrying several students was involved in a three-car collision Monday afternoon. The driver of the Ford Explorer, Bree Danielle Seery, 41, Catawba, was traveling south on Little Mountain Road when she failed to yield the right of way, said Sgt. B.K. Sharpe of the…

Charity wins in fishing tourney

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Photographs by Ron McCann, Lincoln Times-News Anglers awaited the start of the Jim Ledbetter Bass Tournament in cold, rainy and windy weather Saturday morning. Scott Hamrick, Denver, and Roger Pope, Statesville, took first place, winning the $30,000 Skeeter bass boat. Their haul totaled 18.63 pounds. In the adult-child division, Kevin…

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…