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Fundraisers scheduled to benefit Surrender House

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Although Surrender House received much fanfare and loud resistance when it first opened nearly a year ago, it has since dropped from public consciousness. “A lot of people still don’t know about us,” said Linda Shaffer, executive director of the non-profit. Surrender House serves as a halfway house for eight…

Coming Up

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n Homegrown cookin’: Blake Dewey, owner of Pomodoro’s Restaurant in Mooresville, plans to put his culinary artistry on display this Saturday at the Denver Farmers Market. Foodies can catch his cooking lesson beginning at 9 a.m. The Denver Farmers Market opens at 8 a.m. each Saturday at Rock Springs Elementary…

Ex-mayors on different sides of lane dispute

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Richard Vinroot and Eddie Knox are both former mayors of Charlotte and high-powered attorneys. Now they share one other fact: They represent opposite sides in a simmering dispute on future turn lanes at Lincoln Charter School in Denver. Since the new Charter School was opened in August 2007 for 500…

14 Lincoln County schools make adequate yearly progress

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Preliminary results for schools’ Adequate Yearly Progress recently were released for Lincoln County Schools. The school system met 91.1 percent of its subgroup goals, but 58.3 percent of its goals for the entire district. Of Lincoln County’s 24 schools, 14 made adequate yearly progress, which means those 14 schools met…

Bus ridership shows huge increase

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Lincoln County’s express bus line posted its single largest increase in ridership last month since it began service to and from Charlotte in 2005, according to Charlotte Area Transit System statistics. Monthly ridership numbers skyrocketed from a record 4,211 total trips in May to nearly 5,669 trips in June, the…

CMC-Lincoln offers older drivers program

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Carolina Medical Center-Lincoln wants to help keep elderly motorists safe by making sure their car fits them correctly. In collaboration with AAA, the AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) and the American Occupational Therapy Association, CMC-Lincoln is hosting a program called “CarFit.” CMC-Lincoln officials trained in the “CarFit”…

Sinclair wins prizes in DDA promotion

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Jennifer Sinclair of Lincolnton is the winner of the 2008 Find Your Independents Scavenger Hunt, presented by the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton. For the past two weeks, the City of Lincolnton has been celebrating “Independents Days” to motivate customers to support their community by shopping at locally owned, independent…

Around Town 7/21/2008

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MEETING CHANGE The Lincoln County Democratic Women will not meet Tuesday. The next meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Lincoln County Democratic Headquarters. VISION VAN The Lincolnton Lions Club and the Wal-Mart Vision Center in Lincolnton are co-sponsoring the North Carolina Lions’ “See the 21st Century” Vision…

80th birthday

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Med student chooses patients over research

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For as long as she can remember, Annie Lutin knew she wanted to be a doctor. After graduating from Wake Forest University in the spring with her bachelor’s degree in biology, Lutin is taking the summer off for the first time since high school. Last summer and the summer before,…