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Panthers pride on display in Lincolnton

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Gaston College News

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Gaston College news for January 8, 2016. Crochet and knitting classes Yarncrafts are a creative way to relieve stress, boost your mood, increase dexterity and build self-esteem. The Crochet Basic and Knitting Basic classes at Gaston College will get you started or give you some tips on these fun and…

LFD holds annual Christmas Banquet

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The Lincolnton Fire Department held its annual Christmas Banquet at Homesteads Restaurant on Saturday. During this banquet, awards were given out for Career Firefighter of the Year and Volunteer Firefighter of the Year. Career Firefighter of the Year for 2015 was awarded to Captain Rusty Reynolds. Reynolds was chosen to…

Denver Scouts earn Eagle rank

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Joe Zimmerman, John Morra, Jr., and Jackson Law of Denver are the first scouts since Boy Scout Troop 84’s inception in 2011 to earn the Eagle Scout Award through the Piedmont Council, the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts offer.  All three Eagle Scouts will be honored in a ceremony on January…

S. Ray Lowder recognized by state

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S. Ray Lowder Elementary School was recently recognized by the Exceptional Children Division of the NC Department of Public Instruction. The school team earned “Model” recognition for its Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) implementation efforts. The recent recognition ceremony took place at the Joseph F. Koury Convention Center.  The…

CommunityOne Bank donates to Partnership for Children

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Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties would like to thank CommunityOne Bank for their recent donation of $2,000 supporting the Partnership for Children. The check was presented to the Partnership’s Executive Director, Michael Linker.…

DKG holds November meeting

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  The Delta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society for key women educators, met Thursday, November 12 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Faith Building. Members were welcomed to the meeting by Judy Jones. She reminded everyone to take time to enjoy the fall season during her welcoming.…

Fostering Hope: Foster care provides bridge for broken families

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Editor’s Note: This story is the first in a three-part series that explores the foster care system in Lincoln County. Part 2 will run in Wednesday’s edition. — M.G. PHIL PERRY Senior Writer When a family is broken, there’s no easy fix. The jagged pieces of fractured lives may not…

Arts Council’s amateur photography contest adds youth category

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PHIL PERRY Senior Writer A youth category has been added to the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s annual amateur photography competition. Expanding on the contest’s parameters and outreach, youths who wish to participate must have the written consent of a parent or guardian. Participating adults must be 18 years or…

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