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Chamber gearing up for Adult Spelling Bee

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation are gearing up for their 17th Annual Adult Spelling Bee, a fundraising event that brings businesses, civic clubs, churches and schools together. “The idea was brought to the Chamber by board member Dr.…

Pageant sponsored by The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association

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Seven girls were winners at this year’s Miss Valentine Queen Pageant, which took place Feb. 16 at Cherryville Community Building.  The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association sponsored the event. Winners included Bitsy Miss Addolynn Dominguez, Baby Doll Miss Berkeley Wilhoit, Tiny Miss Mary Grace Mullinix, Little Miss Jordan Abernathy, Young Miss…

Service News

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  Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Hunter W. Latshaw recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and…

Club News

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The March meeting of the Priscilla Book Club was hosted by Lynda Flowe. After a dessert course, members shared news. President Kay Barefoot opened the meeting with information about Don Gibson, a well-known country music entertainer born and buried in Shelby, N.C.   Gibson wrote and recorded many songs and also…

Grandparents move to higher ground

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Barbara Yanzer told me a moment she will never forget was when her grandparents had to move to higher ground prior to the building of the Watauga Dam and Reservoir in Butler, Tenn. Her grandparents were living in one of the 125 homes that had to…

4-H ‘healing tree’ at courthouse to honor child abuse victims

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  Staff report   The Lincoln County 4-H Youth is asking for assistance in creating a community healing tree. According to the press release, the tree, located on the Lincoln County courthouse lawn, will honor those who have been impacted by child abuse. Youth members are asking the community to…

It’s springtime. Time to plant a garden!

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist Lori Bridges, a teacher with a 3-year-old classroom at New Hope Child Development Center in Gastonia is preparing for this year’s garden which has been in place for four years. The garden consists of tomatoes, corn, cabbage, onions, green peppers, broccoli, beans, carrots and cucumber. Each…

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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