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Executive director quits Arts Council

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After 13 months on the job, the executive director of the Arts Council of Lincoln County has resigned. “I’m sad,” said Shelly Johnston, who will officially leave the job Friday. “I wake up in the morning and go ‘Am I doing the right thing?’ I am sad to leave it,…

LHS students work to recycle

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A group of Lincolnton High School students is working to prohibit teachers’ use of worksheets for a full day – and they aren’t trying to get out of work. Senior Nora Nordmark and junior Christian Guy decided during the 2007-08 school year that Lincolnton needed a recycling program. When the…

Campers digging things up

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Lots of kids love to play in the dirt, but a group of Lincoln County kids recently found out that getting dirty can be educational as well as fun. The Lincoln County Historical Association held an archaeology camp for seventh- and eighth-graders June 22-25. The campers set up shop at…

Quilters all have a creative spirit

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They come from different backgrounds. They work different jobs. Their ages range from 23 to 92, but there’s one thing the members of Lincoln Quilters have in common. “You have to have a creative spirit,” said Jean Funderburk, president of the guild. More than 100 examples of the results of…

Iron Station graduate wins special WCU designation

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Emily Charlene Love of Iron Station was one of 29 students of Western Carolina University’s 1,053 spring graduates to be designated a university scholar. Love and other university scholars completed “their entire undergraduate careers at Western with grade-point averages of 3.90 or better,” the university said in a recent release.…

Around Town 8/11/2008

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COME READ WITH ME Tuckers Grove United Methodist Church offers “Come Read with Me,” a reading, math and mentoring program for kids ages 4 through 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Older students may participate in end-of-grade and PSAT sample testing during program hours. The program is…

Premier Opens

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Grand Opening

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Beatles moved Reid to play rock `n` roll

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Jeffrey Lynn Reid is no fly-by-night musician. The Lincoln County native has been making music since the age of 10, when he realized that, for him, “music is everything.” What started with guitar lessons blossomed into a career that has spanned a lifetime and included Reid’s penning The Fantastic Shakers’…

Annual Conservation awards presented

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Students, government workers and farmers were all honored at the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation 2008 Annual Banquet. “It’s an occasion to get all the agencies together that support us during the year,” said Tommy Houser, chairman of the Lincoln County Soil and Water District. The Soil and Water District…