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Church Briefs

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KIDZ CLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church’s Kidz Klub will meet 6 until 8 p.m. tonight. The event will consist of dinner, crafts and games. Children ages 3 through 5th grade. Reservations are not required and parents may drop their children off. For more information contact Patty Crow at (704)…

Around Town 1/9/2009

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AUXILIARY SALE The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #30 will have an inside yard sale from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at 1120 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton. Proceeds will benefit the veterans. EXAMS Lincolnton High School will have exams from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. MUSIC CLASSES Emmanuel Reformed…

Child raises more than $1,000 —7-year-old helps buy shoes for Thailand children

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A pint-sized do-gooder donated $1,000 to people in need and inspired another to do the same. “We thank you. We appreciate you, and I think you’re pretty special, and when you pick your next project, you let me know, and I’m going to help you,” Ann Sperry, a member of…

Photo exhibit opens

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The 2009 Arts Council of Lincoln County Amateur Photography Competition has a total of 158 entries, more than double last year’s number. Why it grew so much is a mystery to the competition’s organizers. “I don’t know,” said Gary Lee, president of the Arts Council. “We did pretty much the…

North Lincoln Middle School student wins county spelling bee

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Lincoln County has a new top speller. Michael Burke, 13, took home the top prize at the Lincoln County Schools/ Lincoln Times-News 2009 Spelling Bee on Wednesday. Michael, an eighth-grade student at North Lincoln Middle School, was cool under pressure. “It didn’t really matter to me,” he said of winning…

City pays tribute to firefighters’ heroism

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The Lincolnton City Council presented awards to five firefighters Thursday night, recognizing their involvement in saving the life of a woman who had passed out inside a burning residence last month. Honored were Captain Rick Blackwell, commander of Lincolnton Engine 1; Fire Engineer Kurt Boyles, Volunteer Firefighter Marco Gonzalez, Volunteer…

Full school bus slides down embankment

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Sheriff’s officials said an East Lincoln High School bus slid down an embankment near the school Wednesday afternoon, after the driver pulled over to correct a student. There were no injuries and no damage was reported, according to Sheriff’s spokesman Larry Seagle. The incident happened after 3 p.m. Wednesday, about…

Knights learning hoops under new coach

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It’s been a transition season for both the North Lincoln varsity boys and girls teams this year. Each is currently under the direction of a new head coach and learning a new system, which each coach is trying to build upon for the future. The Knights boys (4-11, 2-5) are…

Geometry class re-creates world’s great structures

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To visit the Great Wall of China, Golden Gate Bridge and Tower of Pisa, plane tickets and travel preparations are a necessity. For the next best thing, there are scale models of them built to perfection by Jason Dragoon’s honors geometry class at East Lincoln High School. For the sixth…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA after hours The Denver Area Business Association is hosting an after hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at AnaChris Wellness spa, 4317-A N.C. 16 in Denver. There will be refreshments and prizes. Bring plenty of business cards. Call (704) 489-6997. Wayne’s Monthly Feasts Wayne’s second Friday monthly feast…