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Hissom selected for Duke TIP

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Zane Hissom, an eighth-grader at Lincolnton Middle School, has big plans for the summer. Selected by the Duke Talent Identification Program in fifth grade from his fourth-grade end-of-grade test scores, Zane plans to attend his first summer program this year. “We got the packet, and my parents said, ‘You should…

North Brook work costs $1.6 million

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North Brook Elementary will receive $1,615,350 of the $44.6 million bond if the referendum passes May 6. A large chunk of that money will go to a six-classroom addition with additional restroom facilities and classrooms for exceptional children. Throughout the bond process, Superintendent Dr. David Martin has said that although…

A world of experience

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Franklin Herndon was born and raised in Lincolnton, but he spent a good portion of his life living in a very different – and much larger – place: New York City. Yet after many years living in the Big Apple, Herndon returned to small town life, and he’s never looked…

Around Town 3/10/2008

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BOARD OF HEALTH The Lincoln County Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled meeting 7 p.m. Tuesdayin the board room of the Lincoln County Health Department, 151 Sigmon Road, Lincolnton. PRECINCT MEETINGS All Democratic precinct meetings will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. See below for locations. The following precincts…

Farmers Market looks for vendors

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The Lincolnton Farmers Market is looking for a few good vendors “We would love to see more sellers,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “The more sellers you have, the better market you’ll have, and that’s good for customers and vendors alike.” Those interested in selling…

West Lincoln choir hosts Spring Fling festival

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An idea to raise money for the West Lincoln High School choir turned into something much larger. The West Lincoln choir will host the West Lincoln Spring Fling Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the WLHS stadium, or the gymnasium if it rains. From 10 a.m. to…

Playing with mud

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Bobbie Black believes she was born with a love of pottery flowing through her veins. The Denver potter, who owns Bh Black Pottery, grew up a creative spirit. She painted and drew. She performed elaborate shows “on the coffee table most likely,” with changes in costume, music and scenery. She…

Health fair held

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Lincoln County employees attended a health fair Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center for a variety of reasons. Some wanted to take advantage of the free health screenings. Others wanted the free Fatz Cafй lunch. Still others were excited about the five-minute massages. Carlos Woodard, a county maintenance…

Heafner-Williams 2006 champ wins big in New York City

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Erich Rene Barbera walked on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, faced thousands of people – including prestigious judges – and ended up with $15,000 and a few very impressive auditions. “I was a little taken aback,” Barbera said of first facing the nearly-full audience at the 4,000-seat opera house.…

Lincoln school bond compared to others

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The Citizens Committee for Education recently discussed how Lincoln County’s bond compares to bonds other school districts request. Citizen member David Baxter, from Denver, mentioned Cabarrus County. “We have the same problems,” he said, adding that the last he heard about Cabarrus County’s bond conversations involved a price tag of…