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Applications accepted for community grants

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The Lincoln County Community Foundation is looking for area non-profit organizations in need of $1,500. Applications are being accepted for its 2008 Competitive Grant Program. Money will be given to both “seed projects” and existing programs. “They obviously need to address a community need,” said Karen Coppadge, grants specialist for…

Coffee shop offers books, adds culture

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An old coffee shop recently got a facelift and has become a cultural hot spot in Denver. Cool Beans and Sweet Things, formally Sweet Things Coffee Shop, is no longer just a place to get a cup of coffee. “You can get coffee and desserts anywhere … it’s not a…

‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS’

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‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC’

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Hissom selected for Duke TIP

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Zane Hissom, an eighth-grader at Lincolnton Middle School, has big plans for the summer. Selected by the Duke Talent Identification Program in fifth grade from his fourth-grade end-of-grade test scores, Zane plans to attend his first summer program this year. “We got the packet, and my parents said, ‘You should…

North Brook work costs $1.6 million

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North Brook Elementary will receive $1,615,350 of the $44.6 million bond if the referendum passes May 6. A large chunk of that money will go to a six-classroom addition with additional restroom facilities and classrooms for exceptional children. Throughout the bond process, Superintendent Dr. David Martin has said that although…

A world of experience

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Franklin Herndon was born and raised in Lincolnton, but he spent a good portion of his life living in a very different – and much larger – place: New York City. Yet after many years living in the Big Apple, Herndon returned to small town life, and he’s never looked…

Around Town 3/10/2008

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BOARD OF HEALTH The Lincoln County Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled meeting 7 p.m. Tuesdayin the board room of the Lincoln County Health Department, 151 Sigmon Road, Lincolnton. PRECINCT MEETINGS All Democratic precinct meetings will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. See below for locations. The following precincts…

Farmers Market looks for vendors

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The Lincolnton Farmers Market is looking for a few good vendors “We would love to see more sellers,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “The more sellers you have, the better market you’ll have, and that’s good for customers and vendors alike.” Those interested in selling…

West Lincoln choir hosts Spring Fling festival

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An idea to raise money for the West Lincoln High School choir turned into something much larger. The West Lincoln choir will host the West Lincoln Spring Fling Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the WLHS stadium, or the gymnasium if it rains. From 10 a.m. to…