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School immunization rules change

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North Carolina’s lawmakers have made several changes to the rules regarding vaccination of school-aged children, including college students. These rule changes will go into effect in the 2008-09 school year. A booster dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) vaccine is required for the following individuals: n All students…

Lincoln schools seek advance on bond funds

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The Building and Site Committee of the Lincoln County Board of Education ended two of its discussions with resolutions to ask the county for money. One request will be an advance for bond funds. The county does not expect to receive funds from the $44.6 million bond until fall, but…

Exchange student policy may change

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The policy committee of the Lincoln County Board of Education plans to recommend an amendment to its exchange student policy. The current policy requires host families to have a student in high school, since exchange students usually are between the ages of 14 and 18. Monday evening, the policy committee…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA after-hours cruise The Denver Area Business Association will hold a special after-hours with a yacht charter on Lake Norman. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on June 12. The event will feature music, heavy snacks and two drinks followed by a cash bar.…

ATV flips, seriously injures man

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A 25-year-old man was seriously injured Saturday after an all-terrain vehicle he was driving flipped and landed on top of him. The accident occurred in a wooded area off of N.C. 27. The driver’s name has not been released. “He was traveling at a low rate of speed and suffered…

No water = money lost

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It’s noon on a Tuesday and Beef O’Brady’s owner, Todd Stevermer, should be preparing for a lunch rush at his new restaurant in Denver. Instead, he’s turning away diners because of a lack of water. “Sorry ladies, but it’s out of our hands,” he told two women in the parking…

Lincoln penalizes developer

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County officials have fined a Burton Creek developer $3,700 for failure to clear drainage basins, one of the largest fines issued since taking over erosion and sediment enforcement from the state one year ago. Natural Resources director for Lincoln County, David Ledford, last week said the April 24 fine came…

Question of the Week

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Are there enough arts, music and cultural events and opportunities in east Lincoln County? Katheryn Campbell, Westport: “No. I’m fairly new to the area, but I have not seen many opportunities at all. I’d like to see more music, like jazz. We’ve been here for two years.” Ruth Queen, Denver:…

Coming Up

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n Explosive service: Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church will end a free community connection event this Sunday with a bang. Fireworks will round out an afternoon of fun beginning at 5 p.m. that includes music, a special speaker, concessions and inflatables for kids. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and…

SHORELINE EDUCATION
Students visit blood bank, Levine hospital

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East Lincoln High School’s Health Occupations Students of America recently experienced healthcare systems in person with tours to the Levine Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center and the Community Center Blood Bank, both in Charlotte. For the students, however, the children’s hospital was the major part of the trip. The…