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Schools’ daycare makes money

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For the first time in several years, Lincoln County Schools’ before- and after-school daycare program made money rather than losing it. Steve Zickefoose, assistant superintendent of business, said it’s been “probably six or seven years” since the countywide program was profitable. The change, he said, seemed to have happened around…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Clash of the clergy East Lincoln Speedway will host its fourth annual Clash of the Clergy for charity to benefit East Lincoln Christian Ministry this Saturday. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the race begins at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased through area churches…

Playing cards for a purpose

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Chamber’s Business Expo adopts theme from Olympics

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Grab the Gold Business Expo, slated for 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, should be bigger and better than ever, says committee chairwoman Donna Campbell. “We increased the booth space this year because we have sold…

Poor find living even tougher

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Margaret Blalock, 60, resides only a few miles from the lakeside neighborhoods and golf course communities that define east Lincoln County. She lives in an entirely different world. During a typical summer day, the Lowesville resident can be found in her front yard off Old Plank Road wearing her trademark…

State says no to plan

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With threats of litigation by area developers against Lincoln County, state officials have rejected a novel plan to provide sewer service for a few projects now in limbo using the existing wastewater treatment plant and hauling any excess waste to adjoining counties. County Manager George Wood approached state officials with…

Social studies teacher studies Holocaust in Europe

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Many teachers work on further education or lesson plans during the summer months, but Kristy Rikus, a social studies teacher at West Lincoln Middle School, went the hands-on route, visiting Germany and Poland to learn about the Holocaust. She has taught students about World War II, Jewish culture, Israel and…

A stitch in time

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Around Town 8/18/2008

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SFVFD MEETING The South Fork Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual community meeting 7 p.m. today at the fire station. This will include board of director and fire officer elections. SCRABBLE RUN Scrabble Run, a poker run benefiting Amy’s House, will take place Aug. 24 beginning in Highland Park…

Azalea Tea

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