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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…

Around Town 1/14/2005

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LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Lions Club meets on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Members and guests planning to eat should arrive at 6:30 p.m. For more information call Dan Johnson at 736-0894. RETIRED SCHOOLPERSONNEL MEETING The Lincoln County Unit of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30…

Around Town 1/12/2005

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS Lincoln County Special Olympics Program will be sponsoring a basketball series that will be held on Jan. 15 at Pumpkin Center Middle School, North Lincoln High School and East Lincoln High School. All games will begin at 10:30 a.m. A pep rally to start off will be held…

Special Olympians go for the gold

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Hundreds of adults and children will descend on three Lincoln County schools this weekend to compete in a Special Olympics basketball tournament. North Lincoln High School, Pumpkin Center Middle School and East Lincoln High School will all host games starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. A pep band will entertain…

Boaters cite poor markers

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CORNELIUS – A concerned citizen came to the Marine Commission Monday evening with a petition. “There is a problem in the water with non-authorized placement of buoys,” said Dick Edwardson of Gastonia. “They are deteriorating, and some are broken in half – it is a hazard to boaters.” His petition…

Group inspired by `Red Hat` run-in

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Sherry Anulies encountered a mystery at a restaurant in Ohio the first time she saw a table of women wearing red hats. The women, dressed in purple, sported all different types of red hats and seemed to be involved in enlightening conversation. Her curiosity led her to talk to them…

N.C. 16 receives $12M for project

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The North Carolina Transportation Board awarded a $12 million contract Thursday to Rea Contracting of Charlotte to complete 5.8 miles of N.C. 16 as a four-lane highway. The contract includes fine grading, pavement markings and signals, which include stop signs and traffic signs. Full work on the stretch, which runs…

Lake Calendar

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RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING The Team Kick-off meeting for Relay for Life will be on Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Westport Baptist Church, Denver. LAKE NORMAN COIN SHOW The Lake Norman Coin Show will take place on Saturday, March 19 at the National Guard Armory, N.C. 115 South, Mooresville.…