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Puppet teaches kids about caring

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Jammin’ Joe was just a sad pile of fur lying on a heap of discarded items when Laura Baxter Munday found him. “I took him in and gave him a new home,” said Munday, who is a reading teacher at North Brook Elementary School. The puppet has since become a…

Bible Bee participants perfect study skills, learn scripture

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Local youth participating in the 2009 Inaugural Bible Bee Competition will have a chance to compete for $260,000 in prize money. “We’re anxious work together with anyone in the community to support these kids who wish to compete in this,” said Jeri Ballard a member of Harvest Church in Lincolnton,…

Building robots teaches PCI students engineering, patience

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Students at Pumpkin Center Intermediate School have learned that it’s not easy to create a robot. “We haven’t got thing right, and that’s the fun part because we get to do it all over again,” said Maggie Randall, a fourth-grade Academically and Intellectually Gifted student at the school. The Lego…

Cyclists to help Hesed House

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Serious and novice bicyclists alike will strap on their helmets and coast through Lincoln County to help the homeless April 25. “It’s a beautiful time of year, and cycling is a great, great all-over exercise for the body that doesn’t stress the joints,” said Lesley Chambless, a member of the…

Gaston Skills to open Lincolnton facility

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Gaston Skills, a community-based rehabilitation program, will soon open a behavioral health facility in Lincolnton. The building, located at 1220 N. Flint St., is scheduled to begin operations in a couple of weeks, said Pat Underwood director of human resources and public relations for Gaston Skills. “We’re very excited to…

County officials ease watering restrictions

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Lincoln County scaled back on watering restrictions Wednesday, more than 18 months after the tighter measures were introduced in response to a crippling drought. While county officials said they strongly encourage the public will continue to conserve water, it will no long be mandatory, considered Stage II, and no fines…

Auto restoration shop expands

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Following a recent expansion, Klassic Rides co-owner Floyd West says he hopes to add more in-house services. In August 2008, Klassic Rides, an automotive restoration business, formerly located on Burnwood Trail, moved to a much larger location at 4016 N.C. 16, Denver. “We went from a building with about 5,000…

Eagle freshman aces hurl a mean softball

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Hidden along Galway Lane in Denver sits Lincoln Charter School and the Lady Eagles softball team, which is off to a 6-1 start thanks to the pitching prowess of two freshmen. Olivia Eudy and Katie Cronin are Lincoln Charter head softball coach Mark Schild’s aces for his pitching staff. As…

Around Town 4/8/2009

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LADIES SPRING EVENT Denver Baptist Church, 6917 Forest Hills Drive, will have a ladies spring event, Survivor (Get Gutsy for God) from 8:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. April 18. Featured guests are Leslie Nease, a former Survivor contestant and Terry Vaughan, a team building speaker. Gwen Smith will lead the…

Pumpkin Center Intermediate wins book battle

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