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Westport Community Club nearing completion

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Out of the signature Carolina red-clay dirt, the Westport Community Club is beginning to rise and take shape. Construction on the new $2.5 million clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis courts off Fairfield Forest Road, across from the Shanklin Library, began work last October. Now it’s close to hitting a critical…

Science students are building robots with blocks

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Lincoln Charter School students in Denver last week added to their math and science skills using a favorite childhood toy: the Lego. With the help of the Michigan-based All About Learning company, students in third grade through fifth grade built remote control cars out of the plastic, dimpled pieces. And…

Around Town 2/16/2009

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BRANCH MEETING The Lincolnton Lions Club branch meeting will be meeting at noon today at Ryan’s Steakhouse. For more information, call Bonnie Edwards at (704) 735-4138 or Gwen Mcbee at (704) 732-5153. ANTIQUE SENIORS The Antique Seniors of Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Road, will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday.…

DAR essay winners

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School Briefs

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ECA SCHOLARSHIP The Lincoln County Extension and Community Association is offering $500 scholarships to high school seniors in each of the four local high schools. Forms are available from the guidance counselors at each school. the deadline date for applications is March 10. All students are eligible to apply, however,…

Improvisation group full of surprises

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Audience members don’t know what to expect going into a Missing Lincs performance and neither does the cast. “We don’t know where we’re going with it. We don’t know what we’re going to say,” said Ryan Gurganious, director. The improvisational troupe has had 15-minute performances before Lincoln Theatre Guild productions.…

Lincoln Cultural Center features pottery exhibit

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The hand-built pottery of Lincoln County seniors is now on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The artists saw their work for the first time at an opening reception held Wednesday at the center. “Wow,” said Sheila Mickey, an artist, of the final product. “Never in my wildest dreams did…

Seniors celebrate

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Lincoln County seniors celebrated Valentine’s Day early Thursday with food, music and fun. Above, local bluegrass musicians take the stage at the James W. Warren Citizens Center auditorium. Right, Josiah Bova, field operations manager for the North Carolina Senior Health Insurance Information Program, gives advice on saving money on prescription…

Around Town 2/13/2009

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BUDGET MEETING The mayor and city council will hold a budget work session beginning 1 p.m. today in the council chambers of City Hall, 114 W. Sycamore St. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss funding requests from several organizations. For more information, call Donna Flowers, city clerk at…