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East Lincoln striker likes team’s chances

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East Lincoln senior Dalton Brown is knowledgeable about soccer. As a striker and midfielder he knows what his role to his team is and how hard he needs to work individually so his team can be successful. “As a striker you’ve got to make the runs for your team and…

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…

Job fair labeled success

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The Lincoln County JobLink Career Center’s 2008 Lincoln County Job Fair was held Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton, and both employers and job seekers seemed pleased with the event. “There were a couple in there we were really interested in,” Marie Parker, office manager at Calico Coatings in…

After 30 years, Buckner plans to keep surveying

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Ray Buckner, owner of Buckner & Associates Land Surveyors, P.A., has been in business in Lincolnton for 30 years. And he isn’t going anywhere. As friends, family and associates gathered Tuesday evening at Court Street Grille to celebrate Buckner’s 30th year in business, the man of the hour made it…

Lincolnton High School sets open house

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Lincolnton High School is opening its doors to parents Tuesday. “It gives the parents a chance to come into the school and meet their children’s teachers,” said Vickie Griffin, assistant principal of the school. The high school also had an open house before the school year began. Tuesday’s open house…

Cherryville residents try to keep Harris Teeter open

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Concerned residents in Cherryville are making an effort to stop a grocery store from closing. Harris Teeter, located at 1008 East Main St., is scheduled to close its doors at the end of September, Richard Randall, director of the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce, said. After several requests from the community,…