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Around Town 2/25/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College through March. The majority of the classes are online. For more information visit www.gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6232. ALTRUSA AWARD Completed nomination packets for the 2008 Altrusa Award of Excellence must be received by the Gaston College Foundation office…

A kid`s dream comes to fruition

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If you asked Joe Fletcher when he was a kid what he wanted to be when he grew up, his answer would have been a firefighter. Now that he is all grown up, the answer remains the same. Fletcher, a 2006 graduate of North Lincoln High School, works part time…

50th Anniversary

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Two eighth-graders qualify for talent ID program at Duke

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Lincolnton Middle School eighth-graders Amanda Dango and Stuart Rhea can boast SAT scores some high school students never make. After taking the SAT in seventh grade, Amanda and Stuart both qualified for the Duke Talent Identification Program with their math scores. To qualify for the program, students must score in…

Education Briefs

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SPECIAL THANKS Ann Rhyne, PTA president at S. Ray Lowder, sends out a special thank you to the school’s business partner, CMC-Lincoln. School contacts are Pam Null and Jordan Frye, who helped with the Alumni Dinner Thursday, as well as multiple other activities at S. Ray Lowder. KINDERGARTEN Kindergarten and…

Boy Scouts honor volunteers

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Sewer line problems concern officials

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Sewer line delays at the Lincoln County Industrial Park and changed building plans at the Killian Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant continue to plague commissioners. Both delays and changes cause more expenditures, which the board has made clear is the last thing it wants. At their Feb. 4 meeting, commissioners approved…

Lowder alums hold second annual dinner

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S. Ray Lowder Elementary School hosted a successful second annual Alumni Dinner Thursday night with lots of support from the faculty and staff. “They always try to support everything the PTA does and get the kids involved,” PTA president Ann Rhyne said. Because S. Ray Lowder is one of the…

Around Town 2/22/2008

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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)…

Students shine at Special Olympics

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Students from 17 Lincoln County Schools, A Place to Grow and adult group homes were named winners after bowling in the Lincoln County Special Olympics Thursday. “If we can make this day special for them, that’s the ultimate goal for us,” said Jeff Leonhardt, local games coordinator with the Special…