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Schools’ revised transfer policy could change ability to appeal

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The families of Lincoln County students denied transfers may no longer be able to appeal to the Lincoln County Board of Education. “I don’t know why we need any kind of appeals or anything. It’s our job to set the policy right,” said Carl Robinson, a board member. “Then we…

Fire marshal blames blaze on home stove

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A fire that destroyed a Swing Trail residence Sunday is believed to have been caused by a stove. “It appears that when the homeowner left his residence, he forgot to turn off the stove. And whatever he was cooking caused the place to go up in flames,” Mike Futrell, fire…

Around Town 9/17/2008

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COMMUNITY MEETING A community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oakgrove Community Center. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. The community center is located next to Marvin Methodist Church on Startown Road. BUILDING NETWORKS The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston…

Around Town 9/15/2008

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REVIVAL Revival services will be at 7 p.m. today and every night through Friday this week at Welcome Baptist Church., 500 E. Cloninger St., Dallas. There will be special singing and preaching with Dr. Jason Coley For more information, call the Rev. Earl Payne at (704) 712-8205. BUILDING NETWORKS The…

Hillbilly Hotrodders fight cancer

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The Laney family of Maiden is no stranger to cancer. According to Natine Laney, her husband, Dale, is a cancer survivor. Her son, Mike, has suffered from leukemia, which, thankfully, is in remission. Natine, Dale and Mike Laney are also car lovers, and they’ve found a way to combine their…

More space equals more learning at More at Four

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There’s more room in Lincoln County’s More at Four classrooms, which help at-risk children prepare for kindergarten. “Teachers say it does wonders,” said Heath Belcher, principal of Childers Elementary School. The elementary school is just one of 12 More at Four locations in Lincoln County, and the pre-kindergarten program has…

Students studying U.S. Constitution

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Students across the United States will be studying the founding of their country this week. “It’s just important to know the beginning history of our country and how we’re free,” said Ruby Parker, co-chairman of the Jacob Forney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. “Hopefully we can stay…

City Council approves student advisory board

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Lincolnton City Council approved members of the 2008-09 City of Lincolnton Student Advisory Council at a meeting held Thursday night. The council is made up of five students each from Lincolnton, West Lincoln, East Lincoln and North Lincoln high schools and two students from Lincoln Charter School. There are also…

Residents remember Sept. 11, 2001

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Residents of Lincolnton’s Lutherhaus and members of the Lincolnton Police Department remembered the events of Sept. 11, 2001 on Thursday. “9-11 means a lot to us. As police officers, we lost a lot of co-workers,” said Capt. Cindy Monday with the LPD. “It means a lot to us to keep…