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Denver Days expands role for religion

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For the past five years, churches have had a presence at the Denver Days Fall Festival. This year, religion will play a larger role in the popular annual event. “We were trying to find something fresh and new,” Denver Days committee member Lou Anne Alexander said. Denver Days will open…

Rising juniors preparing for state graduation project

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As their senior year draws closer, students in the class of 2010, now rising juniors, have more and more questions about the North Carolina Graduation Project. Lincoln County’s rising 11th-graders will be the first class in the county to complete a graduation project. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Sherry Hoyle and…

Company has waste disposal, recycling help

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Entrepreneur Craig Price had a vision to provide manufacturers with waste disposal and recycling services. In 1995, he started Ecotech Inc. in Winston-Salem. Ecotech supplies “manufacturing companies with specialty chemical solutions and equipment as well as environmental and fluids management services,” Price said. Price moved his company to a Lakeside…

Around Town 6/16/2008

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FALL REGISTRATION Students returning to Gaston College may register for fall classes through Thursday. Course listings are available at www.gaston.edu. BOARD MEETING The Board of Directors for Lincoln Charter School will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 23 at the Denver middle/high school building. FAMILY REUNION The Cline Family…

SECU awards $40,000 in scholarships

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The State Employees’ Credit Union’s membership has presented four $10,000 four-year college scholarships to local students. Scholarships were awarded to the following students: n From East Lincoln High School, Chazlan Danielle Roseboro, who will study at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Roseboro is the daughter of Ronnie and…

High school graduates pay visit to former preschool

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At Kenlin Academy Preschool in Iron Station, director Annie Geerken has a motto: “Quality preschool years produce future stars.” On June 7, the first kids to experience their preschool years at Kenlin Academy reached another milestone: They graduated from high school. “I get chills because they’re all successful, and I’m…

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Burglars primed in vacation time

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School is out and many families are taking summer vacation. Lt. Hal Kluttz of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department said it’s important for Lincoln County residents to protect their homes and properties while out of town. In 2007, Lincoln County residents reported more than 600 burglaries and larcenies between June…

Lincoln Teacher of the Year has held many other honors

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North Lincoln High School math teacher Fara Dellinger was named teacher of the year for Lincoln County for the 2008-09 school year. Dellinger said she wanted to be a teacher because she “wanted to be someone who consciously made an impact and attempted to help others reach their full potential.”…

Around Town 6/13/2008

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FAMILY REUNION The 55th reunion of the L.W. “Lightfoot” Williams and Rebecca Bragge Hoyle family will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall in Cherryville. A business meeting will follow the picnic lunch. Everyone is asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket. LHS 45th…