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50th Anniversary

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East Lincoln`s horticulture class motivated

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East Lincoln High School’s horticulture class has come a long way in three years – literally, from the ground up. Shane Norris, East Lincoln’s third-year horticulture teacher, said juniors and seniors have been present from the program’s building of its greenhouse to the plant sale it’s having now. “It’s been…

Derby Winners

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4-H Plans Washington Trip

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Looking for the perfect summer venture? Join Lincoln County 4-H on a trip to Washington, DC. Local 4-H families are planning a trip, “The Wonders of Washington,” for Aug. 4 through 7. Participants will stay at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Md. and enjoy touring and educational programs…

Charter School sophomore sells art

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Wes McLawhorn is selling his art already, and he hasn’t finished high school yet. The Lincoln Charter School sophomore “created a sculpture out of discarded car parts,” his art teacher, Nina Cartee, said. While on display at the Plaza-Midwood Kids’ Art Crawl, Wes sold the piece to an architect and…

Pumpkin Center, Iron Station in line for school bond aid

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Iron Station Elementary and the Pumpkin Center Schools are slated to receive $3.18 million of the $44.6 million school bond if voters approve it May 6. Iron Station expects an 8,000 square-foot addition with six classrooms, a teacher workroom and restrooms. Along with the addition will be furniture, updated technology,…

West Lincoln horn player qualifies for All-State Band

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Beth Qualls has played baritone horn in high school band for only a year and a half, but she is the only West Lincoln High School student who qualified for the All-State Band. Qualls, a sophomore, not only will be the sole representative of her school; she also will play…

Lincolnton junior to represent school at summer honors camp

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Lincolnton High School junior Nora Nordmark will represent the school’s Air Force ROTC at an honors camp this summer. Cadet Senior Airman Nordmark will attend the Aerospace and Technology Honors Camp from July 26 through 31 at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City. The camp is co-sponsored by the…

Education Briefs

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PALADIN SALES DOWN The 2007-08 Paladin, North Lincoln High School’s nationally acclaimed yearbook, is available, and sales are at an all-time low. Books are pre-ordered and can be purchased from any yearbook staff member in the yearbook room for $75. The staff member who sells the largest number of yearbooks…

Singing convention shapes up

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Music has always been a part of Kathy Buelin’s life. She says her mother’s side of the family, the Sains, always sang gospel music together. “All of them grew up learning to sing through the system of shape note music,” Buelin said, referring to the do-re-mi type of musical notation…