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Paying his way paid off

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When George Edwards was around 13 years old, he got his first job. It wasn’t because he was ready to enter the working world. It was because he wanted to go to college. “I told my mom when I was in eighth grade I wanted to go to college,” said…

Grand Opening

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Gone fishin`

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Those searching for peace, quiet and a healthy dinner need look no further than Rainbow Trout Pond in west Lincoln. “I enjoy it, and I enjoy the people, and if they enjoy it, well I’m happy,” said Carroll Johnson of his new business venture. The pond is located on Johnson’s…

$10 weight management program open to public

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The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s 15-week program Eat Smart, Move More, Weight Less does not promise any quick fixes or miracle cures. Instead, it offers practical advice in a supportive environment. “You have to make changes. You have to exercise. You have to eat healthy,” said Melinda Houser, an extension…

Easter egg hunt at Betty G. Ross Park an annual tradition

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The Easter Bunny plans to hide more than 2,000 eggs in Betty G. Ross Park this Saturday, and it’s up to the children of Lincolnton to find them. “You have anywhere from say 75 to 100 kids running around, and it’s just like one massive search,” said Nathan Eurey, program…

Genealogy class to help participants research family trees

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The author of two family genealogy books will speak 7 p.m. March 26 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Wilma Ratchford Craig of Gaston County will discuss her experiences researching her family tree. “I think it helps you to know who you are. It’s been really fascinating,” Craig said.…

LEDA honors Lincoln businesses

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Several Lincoln County businesses were honored by the Lincoln Economic Development Association at its Milestone Achievement Awards, held Thursday at Court Street Grille in Lincolnton. According to Crystal Gettys, existing business manager for LEDA, the awards are given out each year to honor manufacturers and distributors celebrating an anniversary of…

Principals ad punctuality guideline

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Since the beginning of exam exemptions, students have had to maintain grades and attendance. Recently, however, high school principals requested that punctuality be added to the expectations of students allowed to exempt. Initially, the Board of Education’s Policy Committee questioned the point of allowing exemptions. School board member Carl Robinson…

Teachers would promote, retain under new policy

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This spring, North Carolina’s end-of-grade tests will not determine whether Lincoln County students will be promoted to the next grade. If the temporary policy change is approved by the Board of Education, teacher recommendation will promote a child to the next grade or retain him in the same grade for…

Church Briefs

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BLESSING OF BIKES Lincolnton Church of God, located on N.C. 150 bypass, will hold its second annual Blessing of the Bikes beginning at 10 a.m. March 29. Anyone with or without a motorcycle is welcome to join the church and its bike ministry, Driven by Grace, for free food, music…