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Education Briefs

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ADVISORY COUNCIL The Lincolnton Student Advisory Council will meet at 6 p.m. tonight at the Lincoln County Schools central office, North Generals Boulevard, Lincolnton. Council members are asked to invite the selected teachers and principals. Members should also bring a guest, a rising junior or senior at their school, who…

Older Americans Week celebrated by seniors

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Lincoln County senior citizens celebrated Older Americans Week with games, fellowship and food. “All us seniors, we do things whether we’re laughed at or not. We’re just out for the fun of it,” said Willena Rhyne, a participant. “We have to do this to stay young.” The Older Americans celebration…

Helping Hands holds open house

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The Helping Hands Health Clinic held an open house Tuesday in the lobby of the Murphy Cronland Medical Building, which houses the local clinic. Helping Hands was one of 79 clinics in North Carolina that participated in a Statewide Open House sponsored by the North Carolina Free Clinics Foundation. For…

4-H Talent and Fashion Show

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Pictured right are fashion winners Erynn Chambers, who took home first place, and Emily Sherrill, who won second place. Pictured right are fashion junior winners Darlene Mejia, third place; Chelsea Mills, first place and Ruth Perkins, second place.…

Attendance low day after school was locked down

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About 38 percent of students at West Lincoln Middle School were absent from classes Thursday following the discovery of an alleged hit list. “Everything went smoothly yesterday but we’re still going to be cautious,” said Belinda Branson, special project coordinator for Lincoln County Schools. “The kids were in good spirits…

Church’s First Ladies group stays active through fellowship

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When most people think of first ladies, names like Martha Washington, Mary Todd Lincoln and Laura Bush probably come to mind. Yet there’s a whole group of first ladies right here in Lincolnton. They’re the First Ladies of First Presbyterian Church, and, while they don’t hang out at the White…

Around Town 5/2/2008

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FUNDRAISER Howards Creek Community Center will hold its annual yard sale, bake sale and silent auction 7 a.m. until noon on May 3. Proceeds will be used for building and grounds maintenance. Beverages will be available for sale. The center is five miles west of Lincolnton off N.C. 27 and…

Resource officer does multiple duties

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“We do more then just walk around a school all day,” said Seth Bailey, school resource officer at North Lincoln High School. Bailey says that he is not only an officer but a law-related counselor and teacher. “Our job is to prevent child [delinquents] from close contact with students and…

Around Town—Church Briefs

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GOSPEL CONCERT The Christian Singles Fellowship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church will have a gospel concert 7 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. The concert will feature Lee Fortune. Please bring a snack to share. For more information, call Barry Long at (704) 735-7515. BIBLE STUDIES St. John’s Lutheran Church, 310…

Superintendent holds up project

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Gary Dellinger wants to build a 125-acre development, but because the school superintendent will not approve it, Dellinger cannot move forward. Before the Adequate Public Facilities Program was approved in 2007, only the Lincoln County Planning Board – and possibly the Board of Commissioners if the development included a large…