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Chesterbrook has classes for various ages

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Chesterbrook Academy, a private school for children ages 6 weeks through 4 years, opened Monday on N.C. 73. The academy has camps during the summer months and will begin its “Links to Learning” curriculum in September. One summer camp is geared towards 5-year-old children who have completed kindergarten through fourth-graders,…

Commissioners won’t change APFP measure

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County Commissioners Monday rejected calls by school officials to change key parts of a controversial law aimed at managing growth, but added that they would be open to future talks. Lincoln County School Superintendent Dr. David Martin has requested changes to the Adequate Public Facilities Program related to signing off…

Denver Days expands role for religion

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For the past five years, churches have had a presence at the Denver Days Fall Festival. This year, religion will play a larger role in the popular annual event. “We were trying to find something fresh and new,” Denver Days committee member Lou Anne Alexander said. Denver Days will open…

Rising juniors preparing for state graduation project

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As their senior year draws closer, students in the class of 2010, now rising juniors, have more and more questions about the North Carolina Graduation Project. Lincoln County’s rising 11th-graders will be the first class in the county to complete a graduation project. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Sherry Hoyle and…

Company has waste disposal, recycling help

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Entrepreneur Craig Price had a vision to provide manufacturers with waste disposal and recycling services. In 1995, he started Ecotech Inc. in Winston-Salem. Ecotech supplies “manufacturing companies with specialty chemical solutions and equipment as well as environmental and fluids management services,” Price said. Price moved his company to a Lakeside…

Principals named at 2 schools

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The Lincoln County Board of Education approved recommendations Monday for vacant principal positions at Union Elementary and West Lincoln Middle schools. Chris Kolasinski will be the new principal at Union, and John Robinson will be the new principal at West Middle. Both will begin their new duties on July 1.…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Should stop signs or signals be used at St. James Church Road and Optimist Club Road at the new N.C. 16 when completed? Ann Fuller, Westport: “Actually I’d like to see a bridge because then we wouldn’t have to stop. But a signal would be better.” Linda Millsaps, Denver: “I…

Pumpkin Center gets land for fire station

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Lincoln County will sign over five acres of land to allow the Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department to build a new fire station. The department will retain ownership of the land as long as Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department is in operation, according to the deal approved Monday by county…

COMING UP

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n McHenry staff in Denver: Have concerns or issues that you want your Congressman to hear about? U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-10th) is inviting constituents to visit with his staff from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the Shanklin Library in Denver. n Filet o’ Fish: Come out for…

SECU awards $40,000 in scholarships

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The State Employees’ Credit Union’s membership has presented four $10,000 four-year college scholarships to local students. Scholarships were awarded to the following students: n From East Lincoln High School, Chazlan Danielle Roseboro, who will study at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Roseboro is the daughter of Ronnie and…