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Essay winners present to Rotary Club

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Bald eagles spotted on Lake Norman in Denver

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Bonnie’s creamy creation

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist During lunch one afternoon I asked Bonnie Whitaker Klyce if there was a moment in her life she would never forget. I had not seen her for a while so we spent some time catching up, and then she told me making her own skin cream…

Reinhardt honored by Partnership for Children

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Church sweeps gymnastic meet

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Helms receives award

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Notable News

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Riley Sneed, of Iron Station, was recently named to Harding University dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. The junior is among more than 12,000 students at the school named to the list, according to a university press release. Students on the list possess a 3.65 GPA or higher, have…

My childhood hobby

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist By an anonymous Lincoln County citizen Many of us living in Lincolnton know this citizen. I have chosen to keep his identity anonymous due to the value of what he has in his possession. He had a childhood hobby that brought him quite a treasure. He…

Why is community college a good option for some students?

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JOHN MCHUGH Guest Columnist Enrollment in community colleges across the nation has grown considerably over the past few years. There are many reasons for this such as lower costs, growth in certificate and workforce development programs, their campuses are within easy driving distance, and four-year colleges are being more selective…

Reading crucial to child’s development

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist Have you read to your child today? Fewer than half of young children in the United States are read to daily. In most states, minority and low-income children are less likely to be read to every day. As a result, many children from low-income families enter…