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Around Town 11/5/2007

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AIRPORT/OPEN HOUSE Lincolnton/Lincoln County Airport will host a “fly-in” open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the airport. Admission and parking are free. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments. Come enjoy fall weather, hangar flying, airplanes, static displays and “a good ol’ fashioned fly-in.” For…

Sheriff sponsors police academy for willing citizens

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Second-grade teacher Terri Salmon reached for her gun and shot a suspect multiple times. It wasn’t a real shooting. Salmon was one of 27 who took part in a shooting simulation offered in the Citizen’s Police Academy. “This is the first Citizen’s Police Academy that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department…

W. Lincoln director says band has best year in decade

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The West Lincoln Rebel Band recently completed its most successful marching season in at least a decade, Director Jack Horner says. In a season of six competitions, West Lincoln never finished lower than second place in its class. “We have worked extremely hard … toward our goal of becoming a…

Churches to rotate as homeless shelters

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With winter knocking, plans to shelter a seemingly growing homeless population by Dec. 1 are taking shape. A grassroots group dedicated to helping fight homelessness settled on a strategy to temporarily shelter homeless men, women and children at Lincolnton churches on a rotating basis every seven days. Under a revised…

Grand opening

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Treats, not tricks, for A Place to Grow

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Students from A Place to Grow dressed up and hit the town on Halloween. “I know you want some candy – I want some candy too!” Sherry Reinhardt, assistant director of the school, told one of her students. More than 40 students, most of whom dressed in costume for the…

Love Memorial tries multi-age classroom

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At Love Memorial Elementary School three classes – one kindergarten, one first-grade and one second-grade – share a room, and the result is harmony instead of chaos. “They’re hearing different voices, and they’re learning from different people,” said Dana Avery, the kindergarten teacher. The three teachers who share the room…

Adoption celebrated

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The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will celebrate adoption Saturday and the entire community is invited to share in food, games and fun. “You don’t have to be interested in fostering or adoption to attend,” said Sandy Kennedy, supervisor of foster care and adoptions at the DSS. “Everybody, no…

Learning about preserving

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Representatives from the Lincoln County Historic Properties Commission attended the North Carolina for Preservation’s 2007 conference to network with state officials and learn from the experts. The conference was held in Raleigh Oct. 24-26. People with historic homes, architects, developers, government employees, members of historical societies and “just folks who…