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Reading Superbowl

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Iron Station Elementary School kindergarten students enjoy snacks (above) Friday during a Reading Superbowl Party. Combined, kindergartners read a total of 2,015 books with their parents for the week, making them all champions. Class MVP readers were (bottom, right, listed from left) Cameron Kale, Chase Forstson, Morgan Young and Summer…

Learning about marquetry

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North Lincoln coaches get CPR training

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Injury is a risk that all athletes take when they step onto the field to compete. At the high school level, however, safety is always a top priority. Many student-athletes have suffered serious injuries during athletic competition in the state of North Carolina this year. In response,…

Church Briefs

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST Poplar Springs AME Zion Church will have a pancake breakfast beginning 10 a.m. Saturday. A choice of five types of pancakes, grits, sausage, eggs, biscuits with gravy, bacon, juice and coffee will be available. The cost is $5.09 per person. All proceeds will benefit the church building fund.…

Around Town 1/30/2009

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BARBECUE BENEFIT Members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Lincoln County Chapter will hold a barbecue benefit for Woodie Anthony and family starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church, 3410 Startown Road, Lincolnton. The $7 plates will include barbecue pork or chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, dessert and a…

He’s ‘Grandpa’ 87 times over

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Orie Helmuth, 69, has seven sons, six daughters, 87 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Helmuth, who works at Harmony Sheds in Denver and lives in Statesville, has trouble keeping track of the young ones. “I can’t keep all the names straight,” he said. There are also likely to be more grandchildren…

Around Town 1/28/2009

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PUBLIC FORUM Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will hold a public forum to discuss the proposed renovations of Block Smith Gym. Those interested are invited to visit the gymnasium from 4-7 p.m. this evening at its location at 130 Rhodes St. Parking is available in the college lot or in…

Ribbon cut

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2 and 40 pies

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Center offers cutting edge of medicine

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Doctors scrubbed in Monday for the first of what could become hundreds of minor operations performed yearly at a new $5 million East Lincoln Surgery Center built by Carolinas Medical Center. With a state-of-the-art operating room, waiting and intake area, nurses’ station and a handful of recovery beds, the facility…