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Classroom without walls

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Braving bone-chilling temperatures, wild animals and methane-spewing mud pits, a Lincoln Charter School teacher Tuesday completed a five-day field trip with his students to one of the most untamed national parks in the United States. And he did it without even having parents sign permission slips. Steve Hall, who teaches…

Developers eye acreage as site for apartments

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More than 50 acres southwest of the key intersection of N.C. 16 and N.C. 73 are being considered for a large apartment complex development, according to county planners. Kelly Atkins, director of the Building and Land Development for Lincoln County, said he met Friday for the first time with representatives…

Buffet breakfast

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50th Anniversary

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Jonas Dayton Rudisill Jr. and Elizabeth Ann Wyont Rudisill of Bessemer City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 22. A reception hosted by their children was held in their honor. They were married Nov. 22, 1958, at Puett United Methodist Church of Dallas. They are the parents of Lori Carpenter…

‘Wonder Wonderland Reading Night’ at Lowder Elementary

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S. Ray Lowder Elementary School administrators, teachers, parents and students met Tuesday night in celebration of reading. “Everything depends on reading. Even math,” said Lynn Smith, media specialist. “If you can’t read, you can’t do anything really.” The entire school was opened up for Winter Wonderland Reading Night. Students and…

Around Town 1/19/2009

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BLOODMOBILE The American Red Cross, Lincoln County Chapter, will have a blood drive, 2:30-7 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church. MLK DAY The Coalition of Churches and the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee will march at 3 p.m. this afternoon from the Cultural Center to the Court Square on East…

Around Town 1/16/2009

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MLK DAY The Coalition of Churches and the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee will begin kick off Martin Luther King Jr., Day 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Col. Michael Henderson, a Lincoln County native and graduate of Newbold High School and Morgan State University, will deliver a…

Church Activities

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MISSION CONFERENCE Harvest Church, 707 Lithia Inn Road, will be hosting a three-day missions conference beginning 7 p.m. tonight. Missionaries from across the globe will also speak 7 p.m. Saturday and 9:45 a.m. Sunday. All are welcome to attend. THEOLOGY SCHOOL The Dr. Charles Cranford School of Theology will begin…

Lincolnton High School student accepted in Air Force Academy

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A Lincolnton High School student has been accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy and will receive a free education valued at $400,000. “I’m very excited. I’m nervous. I’m really looking forward to it,” said Nora Nordmark, 17. “All the doors are suddenly open to me. I can do anything…

Pie Day set for Jan. 27

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For those who love pie, Lincoln County’s celebration of National Pie Day is a beloved event. The members of the Extension Community Association will be handing out bite-sized pieces of some 40 pies at noon Jan. 27 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “Everyone gets a bite as long…