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WLMS Mathletes score! Now on to state competition

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Hours of number crunching and brain stumping paid off for the mathletes at West Lincoln Middle School. One of the school’s two teams placed fourth in the annual Central Piedmont Chapter Mathcounts competition held at the Hickory Metro Convention Center Feb. 6. The placement was the highest of Lincoln County’s…

Recording equipment recovered in `record` time

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There was praise in Bart Fortenbery’s voice as he sat amidst computers, keyboards, wires, plugs and, most important of all, a VS-2000 Digital Studio Workstation. “Prayers do work, that’s for sure,” he said. “You usually don’t get stuff back.” He was referring to equipment and musical instruments that had been…

Poster solicitations continue over free posters

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Sue Knittel of Sweet Things in Denver was working in her shop one day when the telephone rang. After she looked on her caller identification, she answered the phone and began speaking to a woman who said she represented a company called Labor Law Compliance out of Florida. It’s a…

Historian talks of shared heritage

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It was a mixture of music, laughter and remembrance. The Timken Room at the Florence Shanklin Memorial Library was packed Monday night for a program on East Lincoln’s African American history as part of the celebration of Black History Month. East Lincoln black historian Rudolph Young presented the program and…

Dentist shatters concepts

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Many people believe going to the dentist is a painful experience when in reality, it’s not. More than 90 people got to see a dentist last Friday all at once. It wasn’t, however, for an appointment. Denver dentist Dr. Herbert Mills presented a program to attendees of Wayne’s Feast regarding…

Around Town 2/14/2007

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RELAY FOR LIFE BREAKFAST Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, 4018 Killian Road will sponsor a Relay for Life breakfast 7 – 10 a.m. Saturday. WINTERFEST Iron Station Elementary School will celebrate Winterfest 5:30 – 8 p.m. Friday at the school with food, fun, prizes and games. Pizza, drinks and dessert…

Valentine`s Day a time to think about the heart

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People associate Feb. 14 with romance and red Valentine hearts, but the day is also devoted to another sort of heart – the organ. While the official Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day takes place every Feb. 14., West Lincoln Middle School student Jacob Jackson is aware of the condition every…

Around Town 2/12/2007

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CURRICULUM FAIR North Lincoln High School will host a curriculum fair at the school 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday. There will be an eighth-grade student/parent meeting in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m. and an Advanced Placement information meeting in the media center at 6:30 p.m. Students and parents are invited…

Cochrane recalls the Lincolnton of his youth

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(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series) Lincolnton native Jerry Cochrane remembers when his hometown was more like a one-horse town. “It was a small community, where everyone knew everyone else,” Cochrane said. “There was no crime to speak of. It was a warm, friendly place without…