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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…

6 Lincolnton students headed for D.C.

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Six students from Lincolnton High School have received statewide honors and have been invited to participate in academic competition in Washington, D.C. The LHS High-Q team placed first in the Western North Carolina Knowledge Bowl at Mars Hill College for two Saturdays at the beginning of the month. Traveling team…

Retired personnel give aid

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Individuals in Lincoln County Retired School Personnel may not be working in the public schools anymore, but their efforts to educate Lincoln County’s youth have not retired. Four college-bound students – one from each of the county’s public high schools – received a $500 scholarship to help pay for their…

$8.5 million targeted for ELMS, WLMS

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Between East Lincoln and West Lincoln Middle Schools, $8,503,000 of the $44.6 million bond will be spent if the school bond is approved. Both schools are getting a 20,000-sq. ft. addition with 12 classrooms, a classroom for exceptional children, a science lab, a teacher workroom and additional restrooms each. Both…

Born Marine

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Retired Master Gunnery Sgt. Steve “Top” Reep was practically born a Marine. A Lincolnton native, Reep says he recognized the path he would follow as early as the first grade. He remembers singing military hymns and seeing pictures of Marines at the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal. Those songs…

Around Town 3/31/2008

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HEALTHY LIVING The 15th Annual Healthy Living Series Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at the East Lincoln Community Center and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at the Lincoln County Senior Center. Guest speakers will address medication management, exercise, stress management, nutrition and…

Adventures of Nature Boy

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