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Resource officer attends Hollywood ceremony

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Two weeks ago, Steven Baxter traded in his North Carolina school attire for a California tuxedo. On Jan. 15 the West Lincoln High School resource officer worked security at the 64th annual Golden Globes awards ceremony in Hollywood. “It was good to experience it,” Baxter said. “If I got the…

Unusual athletes need sponsors for sporting event

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Next month, Calvin Allison and his friend Jost will travel to Florida for a much-anticipated annual sporting event. It is not the Super Bowl, and Allison and Jost are not your average athletes. Allison is blind and Jost is his guide dog. The sporting event is the 21st annual Southeastern…

In Memory

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For Others

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Around Town 1/26/2007

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LIFEGUARD TRAINING The Red Cross will be conducting lifeguard training classes Jan. 30 – March 8. Classes will meet 6 – 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at the Lincoln County Family YMCA. Coste is $165 and includes training, books, pocket mask, certification cards and use of equipment. Deadline to register…

Around Town 1/24/2007

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OPEN HOUSE Lincolnton High School will host a second semester open house 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29 in the new gymnasium. Following a brief meeting, parents will be able to pick up their child’s report card and visit second semester teachers. For more information, call (704) 735-3089. CONCERT Tuckers Grove…

Jam session full of bluegrass, coffee and good conversation

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Familiar songs, uplifting music and an appreciative crowd have been added to First United Methodist Church’s regular group meeting of Coffee and Conversation. The morning bluegrass jam has grown in popularity since it first started three weeks ago. “The tunes they play, most of us remember from earlier times, and…

Celebrating pie

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Members of Lincoln County’s Extension Community Associations served up free pie in celebration of National Pie Day Tuesday. Hundreds attended the event, which was held at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Some participants even lined up an hour early for the event. Once inside the auditorium, they were served…

A `pizza` the action

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Eighteen children from First Presbyterian Church’s preschool in Lincolnton, visited Court Street Grille Monday, where they each were given the opportunity to make their very own pizzas which they later got to eat. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Helping them make and then bake their pizzas was restaurateur Osama Youssef.…

CMUD rep answers consolidation questions

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Charlotte/Mecklenburg has done it. So has Rowan County. Wake County is in the process of doing it. “It” is consolidation of city and county water and sewer. With all of the growth expected in east Lincoln, members of the East Lincoln Area Council (ELAC) wonder if consolidation is possible. It’s…