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Board approves policy changes

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The Lincoln County Board of Education recently approved five changes to procedures and policies, three of which will be open for 20 more days for public comment. The policies approved were a new student dress code, administering medicine to students, the drug-free and alcohol-free workplace and a claim settlement policy.…

East Lincoln advances in math competition

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The East Lincoln Middle School MathCounts team beat 30 other teams to win first place in team competition at the Regional MathCounts Competition. In individual competition, East Lincoln had three students in the top 10 of all the highest scores. Thomas Francis placed 10th, Stephen Shenigo placed ninth and Levi…

Oath of office

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‘Star in the East’ helps people

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Many people have heard of the Masons, an organization dedicated to helping the community through charitable work. Fewer people know about Eastern Star, an organization dedicated to helping the Masons. “It is a spin-off of the Masons,” member Les Taylor said of the group. Founded in Mississippi, the group formed…

YMCA celebrates birthday

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA celebrated its seventh birthday Tuesday. It celebrated with free cake and a display of pictures of fun times from the past seven years (pictured above). Rosemary Suess (below, left), member connection director, handed out cake to Jerry Harris, a YMCA member. Chris Dean / LTN…

4-H winners

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The Tenure 4-H Club of the Year Award went to (pictured above, from left to right) Kristi Johnsen, Cody Johnsen and Wyatt Johnsen of the Denver Shockers. Robert Allen (far right) of First Federal Savings Bank presented the award. Perkins and Ruth Perkins (pictured below, from left to right) of…

New face at chamber is familiar

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Lori Montgomery may be a new face at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, but she’s no stranger to Lincolnton. The chamber’s new membership services representative, who has been on the job since Feb. 4., grew up in Lincolnton. Montgomery says she moved away to attend college, but after marrying…

Preschool, kindergarten signups set

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Registration for kindergarten and preschool programs in Lincoln County Schools began Thursday and will continue through March 14. First-graders new to Lincoln County Schools should also register during this period. Parents should register their child at the school the child will attend. To register a child, parents should bring: n…

Around Town 2/15/2008

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of a Civil War essay competition. For an application, contact Dan Bolick at 430 W. 20th St., Newton, NC 28658, or call (828) 464-1440 during the day or (828)…

Orchestra keeps spirit of Glenn Mill alive

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Larry O’Brien, musical director of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, says he can win over any audience member –young or old. “I think for the older folks, for the senior citizens in the audience, it’s a trip down memory lane,” O’Brien said. “They think about maybe that first kiss or that…