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Honoring Martin Luther King

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At a breakfast honoring Martin Luther King, speaker O.T. Tomes chats with Michael Hill of Providence Baptist Church (above). Bill Walker (right) helps himself to some fruit. Walker was honored for his service during a program held in the evening. Sarah Grano / LTN Photos…

Steele Rubber Helps College

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Free smoke detectors offered

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Placing free smoke detectors in the homes of residents at high risk is the goal of a new project by local fire departments. The five-year statewide project is in its fourth year, but this is the first time local departments have participated, said Bill Fortenberry with the Lincolnton Fire Department.…

One Injured

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Workshop offers aid for college

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A bright future can hinge on filling out the right paperwork. High school seniors should be looking at college applications and financial aid now, said Carol Kiser, guidance counselor at East Lincoln High School. Submitting a FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a must, she adds. A…

Around Town 1/17/2005

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VOICE LESSONS AND OPEN HOUSE Free voice lessons will be given during the Carolina Style Chorus of the Sweet Adelines open house Thursday, Jan. 20 and Jan. 27 at Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Conover. For more information, contact Ruth at 828-328-1173, or Nancy at 704-735-9537. LINCOLN QUILTERS…

Breaking Ground

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86th Birthday

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2005 Relay kick-off draws large crowd

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Lincolnton kicked off its 2005 Relay for Life Thursday to an unusually large turnout of approximately 100 including some 20 to 30 cancer survivors. Relay for Life is the signature fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society. The campaign will climax May 6-7 at Lincolnton High School stadium when relay…

Board honors scholars, teachers

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Students, staff and administration were recognized during Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting. More than 30 high school students were honored for being named Advanced Placement Scholars for the 2003-04 academic year. “It is a very challenging curriculum for academically gifted youngsters,” said Dr. Elaine Jenkins, associate superintendent for curriculum. “These…