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‘Sound of Music’ to be staged at North Lincoln

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The stage was alive during the final dress rehearsal when Morgan Roberts sang as Maria in “The Sound of Music.” Roberts, a senior, has participated in plays at North Lincoln High School since she was a freshman. Her parts have included a Silly Girl in “Beauty and the Beast,” Rizzo…

Schools, county meet on budget

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At the first meeting of school budget discussions Wednesday night, a face-off between school and county officials seemed likely, if not inevitable. Members of the Lincoln County Board of Education gathered on one side of the table in the Central Office conference room, and county officials gathered on the other…

Around Town 3/7/2008

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of a Civil War essay competition. For an application, contact Dan Bolick at 430 W. 20th St., Newton, NC 28658, or call (828) 464-1440 during the day or (828)…

Playing with mud

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Bobbie Black believes she was born with a love of pottery flowing through her veins. The Denver potter, who owns Bh Black Pottery, grew up a creative spirit. She painted and drew. She performed elaborate shows “on the coffee table most likely,” with changes in costume, music and scenery. She…

Health fair held

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Lincoln County employees attended a health fair Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center for a variety of reasons. Some wanted to take advantage of the free health screenings. Others wanted the free Fatz Cafй lunch. Still others were excited about the five-minute massages. Carlos Woodard, a county maintenance…

Heafner-Williams 2006 champ wins big in New York City

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Erich Rene Barbera walked on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, faced thousands of people – including prestigious judges – and ended up with $15,000 and a few very impressive auditions. “I was a little taken aback,” Barbera said of first facing the nearly-full audience at the 4,000-seat opera house.…

Healthy option available at Denver fish fry

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For the sixth or seventh year in a row, Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver is having a fish fry every Friday during Lent. But this year, there’s something a bit different: healthier options. According to organizer Bob Johansen, a number of people requested some non-fried items. To that end,…

Around Town 3/5/2008

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OAK GROVE MEETING The Oak Grove Meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Building adjacent to the Marvin Methodist Church on Startown Road. SUNDAY LUNCHEON Homeplace Restaurant and the Realy for Life team at Norris Childers Elementary School will be hosting a buffet-style Sunday luncheon 11 a.m.…

Playing with a purpose

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The driving range at Cowans Ford Golf Club at Lake Norman in Stanley was a popular place before the shotgun start of the Relay for Life golf tournament benefiting the American Cancer Society. Ron McCann / LTN Photo Kenneth Primm keeps his head down and takes a divot during his…

Small animal hospital thrives with 8 vets

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In 1978, pets and their owners walked through the doors of the East Lincoln Animal Hospital for the first time. Thirty years later, the building has not only grown in size but also in technology. “We are a full service small animal hospital,” said David Wilson, doctor of veterinary medicine.…