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‘Vet Mail’ provides information for Lincoln County veterans

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Lincoln County Veterans Services hopes to compile an e-mail list of all 7,000 Lincoln County veterans. With only 10 e-mails so far, it has a long way to go. “We just recently started this process,” said Eric Robinson, county veterans services officer in Lincolnton. “We’re trying to use this as…

Fifth-graders at Saint James learn robotics

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Fifth-graders at Saint James Elementary are learning about robotics with LEGOs. SJES principal Larry Shouse was familiar with LEGO robotics. “I thought that would be a great enrichment project,” he said. The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation donated $2,500 in December for the LEGO robotics program Cecelia Harkey requested in…

Citizens Committee expanding efforts on school bond

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The Citizens Committee for Education’s campaigning for the proposed $44.6 million school bond spread beyond fundraising this week, with the launch of a Web site and the arrival of “Vote Yes” T-shirts. At the Citizens Committee meeting Monday, executive director of construction for Lincoln County Schools, Darrell Gettys, presented a…

Small churches putting youth groups together

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Some churches have enough young members to form a fun and active youth group. But what are small churches with only a few teenagers to do? Some Denver folks think they’ve found the answer. Solomon’s Porch, a nondenominational community youth group will meet for the first time from 6 p.m.…

Johnston promoted, headed to Denver

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Lincoln County YMCA Executive Director Ron Johnston is headed east to Denver to help lay the last bit of financial foundation for Sally’s Y, the first YMCA facility in east Lincoln County. Armed with a promotion to YCommunity vice president of Lincoln County and Sally’s Y, Johnston will concentrate on…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Cove Keepers The Lake Norman Cove Keepers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Catawba County Fire Station on Slanting Bridge Road near N.C. 150. Fire officials will speak about their new boat and dock procedures. A Duke Energy official will also be present to talk about…

Girl Scouts, YMCA, school have fitness partnership

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For three Saturdays in April, young girls in Lincoln County will have an opportunity to learn about fitness, make new friends and possibly join the Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts of the Pioneer Council is partnering with the Lincoln County Family YMCA and Lincolnton High School to give first- through eighth-grade…

Coming Up…

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nBusiness, politics: The Denver Area Business Association next Tuesday will give local businesses a chance to tell commissioner candidates about issues important to their bottom lines. The primary are May 6. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center on Optimus Club Road. Call (704) 491-9109.…

Paying a visit

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ELPAC backs Arena, Oakes and Moore for commissioner

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The East Lincoln Political Action Committee decided late Monday night to endorse candidates George Arena, incumbent Marie Moore and Martin Oakes in the race for the Republican nomination for the Lincoln County Commission. “[Arena] is so knowledgeable,” Liz Craig, vice chairwoman of ELPAC, said Tuesday. “He’s just worked very hard…