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CLUBS, GROUPS Rotary meeting The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club holds its weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday at Westport Community Club on Golf Course Drive. All members are welcome. For more information, call Andrew Johnson at (704) 340-1290. Rotary art auction The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club will hold its…

Vocal competition applications open

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Those wanting to compete in the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition, which will be held in March at the Lincoln Cultural Center, still have a few days to send in their applications. Singers ages 18-40 can download applications from www.heafnerwilliamsvocalcompetition.com. The deadline is Saturday. “It’s an excellent experience,” said Carolyn Heafner, who…

Local artist’s opening draws interest

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The work of local artist Don Olsen is proving so popular, organizers of his upcoming art opening are insisting people RSVP by Monday. “He’s a great wood turner,” said Jason Harpe, director of the Lincoln County Historical Association and one of the event’s organizers. “The guy’s work is phenomenal and…

Gatlin gets scholarship at district band clinic

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Instrumentalists from Lincoln County high schools recently participated in the All-District Band clinic and concert, and Beth Gatlin of North Lincoln High School was awarded the prestigious Howren Scholarship. The scholarship will provide Gatlin full tuition to the month-long Cannon Music Camp at Appalachian State University this summer. North Lincoln…

Volunteer paramedic recovering in hospital

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It has been almost two weeks since six local teens found mentor Ken Morrison in cardiac arrest. Morrison has been moved out of the Coronary Care Unit to a regular room at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, Ted Mankowski, operations manager for Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services, said in a…

Around Town 2/4/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College from now through March. The majority of the classes are online. For more information visit www.gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6232. LSWA OPEN HOUSE Open house and kindergarten registration will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Long Shoals…

50th Anniversary

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Ex-football player finds new passion

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There was a time when Damien Forney was focused on one and only one thing: football. “I was always wanting to play football,” said Forney, who played at Lincolnton High School. After graduating in 2002, Forney attended Appalachian State University. He says he made the football team there and thought…

Math program assists parents

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Pumpkin Center Intermediate School hosted a parent math night Thursday to encourage parents to teach their children state standards at home. Approximately 30 parents attended, and each family received a Family Kit with a copy of The North Carolina Standard Course of Study with suggested activities at the end of…

Education Briefs

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STUDENTS’ MEDICINE The school board’s policy committee voted Monday, Jan. 28 to recommend a revised policy to the board. The revised policy does not allow any school official to give any student medicine without a note from the student’s doctor. Mr. Rusty Beam is the chairman of the school board’s…