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Summer fun for kids

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West Lincoln kids who want a summer packed full of fun and activities can take part in the county’s Summer Playground Program. The west Lincoln site will be located at North Brook Elementary School. Other sites are located throughout the county. So far, few people have shown interest in the…

Summer camp encourages artists

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The Lincoln County Arts Council will host the eighth annual Summer Art Camp at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to be able to do something really fun and have a hands-on learning experience,” said Donna McMahon, freelance artists and instructor. “It gives them a better…

Top Of Their Class

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New park progressing

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Plans for starting work on the new park in west Lincoln County are on hold until officials find out about two grants. The Recreation Commission has applied for two grants, said Erma Deen Hoyle, director of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Parks and Recreation department. One from the Parks and Recreation Trust…

Games fill last days

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The enthusiastic yelling that took place at West Lincoln Middle School this week has little to do with the end of school. Instead, seventh-grade students were involved in games focusing on math and English. “We’re reviewing things they’ve learned all year,” said Christi Rykhus, a seventh-grade teacher. The educational games…

Principal puckers up to pig

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At the sight of a squealing baby pig, a school full of children let out squeals of their own. The seven-week old piglet stood nervously surrounded by children. Suddenly, he was picked up and given a shower of kisses from North Brook Elementary School’s principal, Donald Welch. “I thought it…

Becoming healthy, wealthy and wise

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Participants in the Lincoln County Senior Center’s Senior Health and Fitness Day learned that total health means more than just eating your vegetables. It’s also important to get regular check ups, exercise, socialize and eat the right balance of food. “With age we develop so many problems along the way,”…

New playhouse for Amy`s House children

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Amy’s House now has a second home. A brand new, freshly painted playhouse sits in the backyard of the women’s shelter, courtesy of Lincoln Leadership. “This little house is a little kid’s dream,” said Vicky Lingerfelt, executive director of Amy’s House. The group, which is organized by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County…

Golden Girl Scouts

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Within the week

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It can be stinky, crusty and slimy. On occasion it becomes mushy, oozy and scaly. Every once in a while it even produces gunk. The body’s pretty gross, huh? That’s the reason the Discovery Place has named its new body works exhibit “Grossology: the (Impolite) Science of the Human Body.”…