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Art Deadline

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Pull out those paintbrushes! Sharpen that pencil! There’s only a few days left until the deadline for the annual art contest put on by the Lincoln Cultural Center and Lincoln Arts Council. Entries will be accepted this Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Cultural…

Summer reading program ready to launch

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School may be over, but many Lincoln County children won’t put down the books this summer. The Lincoln County Library’s Summer Reading program kicked off Tuesday, said Stephanie Osborne, children’s assistant at the library. Kids can sign up anytime from Tuesday through to July 31, she said. The goal of…

Make that a perfect nine

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Kayla Berryhill achieved something this year that most students wouldn’t dare try. The eighth grade student at Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy has had perfect attendance all nine years of her education. “I just have never been sick,” said Berryhill. Sheila Berryhill, Kayla’s mother, credits her daughter’s good health to genetics,…

Surprise party thrown for retiring math teacher

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Students, teammates and parents honored Lincolnton Middle School sixth-grade teacher Betsy Williams with a surprise retirement party her last full day of teaching. Honored as “Queen of Math,” she was presented with a dozen yellow roses, tiara and ribbon bearing the legend, “LMS Math Queen.” Her students presented her with…

Within The Week

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Hogs of all kinds will descend on downtown Lincolnton Friday. We’re talking motorcycles. We’re talking barbecue. We’re talking people who enjoy both motorcycles and barbecue (myself included). Lincolnton’s fifth annual Doug Herbert Hog Happenin’ will be happenin’ June 3 and 4. The event kicks off Friday night with live music…

Summer fun for kids

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West Lincoln kids who want a summer packed full of fun and activities can take part in the county’s Summer Playground Program. The west Lincoln site will be located at North Brook Elementary School. Other sites are located throughout the county. So far, few people have shown interest in the…

Summer camp encourages artists

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The Lincoln County Arts Council will host the eighth annual Summer Art Camp at the Lincoln Cultural Center. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to be able to do something really fun and have a hands-on learning experience,” said Donna McMahon, freelance artists and instructor. “It gives them a better…

Top Of Their Class

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Saving Lives

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Around Town 5/27/2005

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YARD SALE Faith Olive Baptist Church Youth Group will hold a yard sale at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 28 at the Carpet Warehouse Outlet, at the intersection of N.C. 10 and N.C. 18 in Vale. Hot dogs and baked goods will be available. For more information call 704-516-9188. BUSY…