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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…

Three Lincoln County Rotary organizations gather for historic rendezvous past Monday

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For the first time ever, the three Lincoln County Rotary Clubs met together Monday in Lincolnton. The historic first happened at the First Baptist Church and was designed to give members of all three clubs – the Rotary Club of Lincolnton; the Rotary Club of Denver/Lake Norman; and the Rotary…

Beloved community figure remembered for humor, faith and love of education

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Since William Ryan “Pop” Shelton never met a stranger, most people in the west Lincoln community considered him a friend. “If he met you, and he didn’t know your name, he’d know all about you before he let you go,” said Lucille Shelton, his widow. Shelton, as he was most…

Former assistant principal now serving country in Iraq

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For most of people, the war in Iraq is only as close as their television sets allow. Lt. Col. Robbie Robbins, a former assistant principal at West Lincoln High School, however, is living it. The Forest City native, a reservist in the 108th Division based in Charlotte, has been in…

Singing, dancing and listening to stories

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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…

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…

ELBA to get look at new east Lincoln YMCA

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A new YMCA for eastern Lincoln County will be one step closer to reality after Thursday’s 7 p.m. meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church. That’s when members of the East Lincoln Betterment Association (ELBA) and community members get a glance at the proposed East Lincoln YMCA, also known as “Sally’s Y.”…