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Around Town 3/17/2008

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EASTER EGG HUNT City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation will sponsor the 61st annual Easter egg hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Betty G. Ross Park. Children will be divided into two age groups: 6-9 years old and 5 and under. Prizes will be awarded in each age group…

Crocheting Class

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Retired seniors stay active

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Just because people retire from work doesn’t mean they have to retire from life. Lincoln County Senior Services offers plenty of opportunities to keep seniors happy and active. “We just have so many groups,” Director Karen Leonhardt said of the organization, which is housed in the Lincoln County Senior Center…

Spelling It Out!

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Bond puts $5.7 million in high schools

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If the $44.6 million school bond passes on May 6, $5,742,300 will be split among the four high schools, with an expansion of East Lincoln’s cafeteria. Mainly, the three older schools need repairs. East Lincoln would receive the largest sum at $3,787,300, to be spent, aside from the expansion, on…

Construction II students help build Habitat home

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Students in Construction II at Lincoln County School of Technology aren’t earning grades by sitting in class; they’ve helped build a house this semester. In fact, the house is the 18th built for Lincoln County’s new chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The last day of construction was Wednesday, and construction…

Education Briefs

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BOE WORK SESSION The Board of Education will have its March work session at 6 p.m. at the central office. For more information, call the central office at (704) 732-2261. CHORAL CONCERT East Lincoln High School will have its choral concert at 7 p.m. at a location to be announced.…

Huge brush fire scorches 20 acres off Reepsville Road

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A massive brush fire kept local firefighters busy Wednesday afternoon. “Someone was burning brush and it just got away from them,” said Bob Scronce, former chief of the Union Volunteer Fire Department. “It ended up burning about 20 acres.” The fire, located behind Daniels Lutheran Church on Reepsville Road, took…

Former Lincolnton doctor convicted again in death of friend

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MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) – A former North Carolina doctor whose own attorney called him a liar and adulterer was convicted anew Thursday of murdering his best friend three decades ago so he could marry the friend’s wife. A jury convicted Dr. Stephen Scher, now 67, of first-degree murder in the…

Project Child Find identifies children with special needs

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Programs for children with special needs are available through Lincoln County Schools even if the child is too young to attend school. “Project Child Find” identifies infants through 21-year-olds with disabilities who may need special education or other services. The program targets children with special needs who are not receiving…