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More space equals more learning at More at Four

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There’s more room in Lincoln County’s More at Four classrooms, which help at-risk children prepare for kindergarten. “Teachers say it does wonders,” said Heath Belcher, principal of Childers Elementary School. The elementary school is just one of 12 More at Four locations in Lincoln County, and the pre-kindergarten program has…

Students studying U.S. Constitution

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Students across the United States will be studying the founding of their country this week. “It’s just important to know the beginning history of our country and how we’re free,” said Ruby Parker, co-chairman of the Jacob Forney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. “Hopefully we can stay…

‘A Few Good Men’ ready for opening night

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The Lincoln Theatre Guild is hoping audiences can handle the truth. “A Few Good Men” will be performed 8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 and 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. The play, which was turned…

Residents remember Sept. 11, 2001

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Residents of Lincolnton’s Lutherhaus and members of the Lincolnton Police Department remembered the events of Sept. 11, 2001 on Thursday. “9-11 means a lot to us. As police officers, we lost a lot of co-workers,” said Capt. Cindy Monday with the LPD. “It means a lot to us to keep…

Job fair labeled success

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The Lincoln County JobLink Career Center’s 2008 Lincoln County Job Fair was held Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton, and both employers and job seekers seemed pleased with the event. “There were a couple in there we were really interested in,” Marie Parker, office manager at Calico Coatings in…

After 30 years, Buckner plans to keep surveying

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Ray Buckner, owner of Buckner & Associates Land Surveyors, P.A., has been in business in Lincolnton for 30 years. And he isn’t going anywhere. As friends, family and associates gathered Tuesday evening at Court Street Grille to celebrate Buckner’s 30th year in business, the man of the hour made it…

Lincolnton High School sets open house

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Lincolnton High School is opening its doors to parents Tuesday. “It gives the parents a chance to come into the school and meet their children’s teachers,” said Vickie Griffin, assistant principal of the school. The high school also had an open house before the school year began. Tuesday’s open house…

Cherryville residents try to keep Harris Teeter open

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Concerned residents in Cherryville are making an effort to stop a grocery store from closing. Harris Teeter, located at 1008 East Main St., is scheduled to close its doors at the end of September, Richard Randall, director of the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce, said. After several requests from the community,…

Community Activities

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DINNER, DANCE The Fresh Start Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area is presenting a dinner and dance featuring musician Les Marple. The event is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. Cover charge is $5. Bring a covered dish. Beverages…

Church Activities

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BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church on Startown Road will have a breakfast buffet on Saturday September 13 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The buffet will include eggs, meats, gravy, hot and cold cereal, juice, beverage and homemade biscuits. Donations to the benefit parsonage-fund. Call Joann Brooks at (704) 735-4327…