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Home destroyed in Saturday fire

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A lightning strike early Saturday morning could be the cause of a fire that left a home in ruins. “It’s still under investigation, but neighbors reported that lightning was seen in the area,” said Susan Spake, director of Lincoln County Emergency Management. Spake says that the fire at 3529 Crouse…

Winston-Salem singer wins vocal competition

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Marvin Kehler of Winston-Salem beat out 12 competitors and took home a $1,500 cash prize at the sixth annual Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Kehler, a native of California, recently made his debut with the Piedmont Opera as Giuseppi in “La Traviata.” The competition was founded…

6 Lincolnton students headed for D.C.

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Six students from Lincolnton High School have received statewide honors and have been invited to participate in academic competition in Washington, D.C. The LHS High-Q team placed first in the Western North Carolina Knowledge Bowl at Mars Hill College for two Saturdays at the beginning of the month. Traveling team…

Retired personnel give aid

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Individuals in Lincoln County Retired School Personnel may not be working in the public schools anymore, but their efforts to educate Lincoln County’s youth have not retired. Four college-bound students – one from each of the county’s public high schools – received a $500 scholarship to help pay for their…

$8.5 million targeted for ELMS, WLMS

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Between East Lincoln and West Lincoln Middle Schools, $8,503,000 of the $44.6 million bond will be spent if the school bond is approved. Both schools are getting a 20,000-sq. ft. addition with 12 classrooms, a classroom for exceptional children, a science lab, a teacher workroom and additional restrooms each. Both…

Born Marine

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Retired Master Gunnery Sgt. Steve “Top” Reep was practically born a Marine. A Lincolnton native, Reep says he recognized the path he would follow as early as the first grade. He remembers singing military hymns and seeing pictures of Marines at the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal. Those songs…

Around Town 3/31/2008

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HEALTHY LIVING The 15th Annual Healthy Living Series Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at the East Lincoln Community Center and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at the Lincoln County Senior Center. Guest speakers will address medication management, exercise, stress management, nutrition and…

Adventures of Nature Boy

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Around Town 3/28/2008

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SCHOLARSHIPS Gaston College is accepting scholarship applications for the 2008-2009 academic year and will accept the applications until Monday. Scholarship awards range from $250 to more than $2,500 each through the Gaston College Foundation. For more information, or for a scholarship application, visit www.gaston.edu, or call the Gaston College Financial…

Times-News opens ShoreLine bureau

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