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PALADIN SALES DOWN The 2007-08 Paladin, North Lincoln High School’s nationally acclaimed yearbook, is available, and sales are at an all-time low. Books are pre-ordered and can be purchased from any yearbook staff member in the yearbook room for $75. The staff member who sells the largest number of yearbooks…

Singing convention shapes up

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Music has always been a part of Kathy Buelin’s life. She says her mother’s side of the family, the Sains, always sang gospel music together. “All of them grew up learning to sing through the system of shape note music,” Buelin said, referring to the do-re-mi type of musical notation…

Around Town 4/7/2008

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NARFE The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Guest speaker will be Leroy Buff. CAREGIVER CLASSES Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes will be held 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. beginning Thursday at the Lincoln County Senior Center,…

4-H Plans Washington Trip

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Looking for the perfect summer venture? Join Lincoln County 4-H on a trip to Washington, DC. Local 4-H families are planning a trip, “The Wonders of Washington,” for Aug. 4 through 7. Participants will stay at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Md. and enjoy touring and educational programs…

Charter School sophomore sells art

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Wes McLawhorn is selling his art already, and he hasn’t finished high school yet. The Lincoln Charter School sophomore “created a sculpture out of discarded car parts,” his art teacher, Nina Cartee, said. While on display at the Plaza-Midwood Kids’ Art Crawl, Wes sold the piece to an architect and…

Pumpkin Center, Iron Station in line for school bond aid

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Iron Station Elementary and the Pumpkin Center Schools are slated to receive $3.18 million of the $44.6 million school bond if voters approve it May 6. Iron Station expects an 8,000 square-foot addition with six classrooms, a teacher workroom and restrooms. Along with the addition will be furniture, updated technology,…

ECA bus trips set for spring

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Members of the Extension Community Association and Lincoln County Senior Citizens Council have planned three $20 warm-weather bus trips, which are open to the public. “It’s not just a fun thing,” said Melinda Houser, an agent with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. “They’ll have a good time and enjoy it,…

Secondhand shop serves curious in Lincolnton

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Carolyn Hefner has a simple reason for opening The Curiosity Shop in Lincolnton: “I got bored,” she said. Hefner, now 56, started working when she was 15. Following surgery on her hands and arms two years ago, however, she was no longer able to upholster furniture and found herself unemployed…

Guitarist focuses on Brazilian music

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The sound of Brazilian guitar is coming to downtown Lincolnton Thursday. “It’s so amazing how different countries have a different take on guitar music,” said Rosemary Hubbarb, co-publicity chairwoman for the Lincoln County Concert Association. Classical guitarist David Burgess will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Cultural Center.…

100th birthday

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