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Extension grows here: Understanding bullying

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  APRIL DILLON Guest Columnist   You might never expect that when you say goodbye to your child in the morning, that he or she might be the victim of bullying just a while later in the day. You might be even more shocked to learn that your child was…

March is National Nutrition Month

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest columnist This month created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and physical activity habits. Juliana Whitaker, childcare health consultant for Lincoln County, works to improve the health, safety and nutrition of children ages birth to five…

Students learn about cities

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A family member missing at the beach

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist I was meeting a friend for lunch, and while I was waiting for her to arrive, Tracy Hawkins, an employee, and I began talking. I asked her if there was a moment in her life she would never forget, and she gave me the following information.…

A bear and a pair of sunglasses

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist As told by Amber Lawson   It seems as though best friends always have great fun doing average things. My best friend, Jessica, and I went on a two-week beach vacation in April of 2005. We were having such a good time we didn’t want it…

Angel Bows

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VFW awards contest winners

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Hesed House honors Cataler

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Lincolnton resident earns CBCC scholarship

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas recently announced that Lincolnton resident Karla Perez Lopez is its “2013-2014 Holiday Heroes” scholarship winner. The Holiday Heroes program allows high school and college students to partner with the CBCC and host blood drives during the holiday…

Extension Grows Here: Credit Reports vs Credit Scores

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  LEIGH GUTH  Guest Columnist   Since the holidays, there has been constant dialog about breeches in data security at major retailers. If you are like me, I was not concerned until the news broke about Target, and I received an email from the company apologizing that my financial data…