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N.C. reacts as high court rules on health care

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5-4 decision upholds law Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON (AP) — Obamacare lives. And in North Carolina, some health experts and politicians voiced strong opinions about what the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling to uphold the controversial health care law will mean. Derided by Republicans as intrusive, costly “Obamacare,” the…

24 more teacher positions slated for local schools

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Funding depends on final approval of state budget AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Lincoln County may see additional teaching positions next year, according to some of the changes in the proposed state education budget for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year that were presented at Monday night’s Budget and Finance Committee meeting.…

County set to approve its budget at Thurs. sesssion

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County’s budget for the next fiscal year is expected to receive a final vote Thursday night, as members of the Board of Commissioners meet to take action on the proposed spending plan. Having previously met for a couple of special work sessions, the board has…

Good Neighbor Shop mural just latest restoration project

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Images of the past have started to reappear on buildings in downtown Lincolnton, thanks to a collaborative effort from various agencies and the artistic capabilities of Clive Haynes. Haynes, a resident of Forest City, is finishing up a mural of an old Pepsi ad this…

Mashing monsters at West Lincoln Library

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Uncertainty about virtual charter schools

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Most school officials hope courts will block online classes; others see no problem   AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Lincoln County Board of Education members hope courts will act to block a new virtual charter school from competing with them for students and funding on what they believe will be…

Easier to qualify for reduced price lunch

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   Changes in the free and reduced lunch program in the state may save parents time and money, and could  make the process more private and efficient with the addition of new features. The income-level brackets that spell out how much families are allowed to…

Filings ensure 4 contested school board races

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   As candidate filing continues for the Lincoln County Board of Education, all four seats up for election in November will feature contested races. Filing began June 4 and will continue through noon on July 2. Up this year are seats in the new Districts…

Taking aim at summer

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Hall of Fame inductees

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