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Small churches putting youth groups together

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Some churches have enough young members to form a fun and active youth group. But what are small churches with only a few teenagers to do? Some Denver folks think they’ve found the answer. Solomon’s Porch, a nondenominational community youth group will meet for the first time from 6 p.m.…

Johnston promoted, headed to Denver

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Lincoln County YMCA Executive Director Ron Johnston is headed east to Denver to help lay the last bit of financial foundation for Sally’s Y, the first YMCA facility in east Lincoln County. Armed with a promotion to YCommunity vice president of Lincoln County and Sally’s Y, Johnston will concentrate on…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Cove Keepers The Lake Norman Cove Keepers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Catawba County Fire Station on Slanting Bridge Road near N.C. 150. Fire officials will speak about their new boat and dock procedures. A Duke Energy official will also be present to talk about…

Girl Scouts, YMCA, school have fitness partnership

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For three Saturdays in April, young girls in Lincoln County will have an opportunity to learn about fitness, make new friends and possibly join the Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts of the Pioneer Council is partnering with the Lincoln County Family YMCA and Lincolnton High School to give first- through eighth-grade…

Coming Up…

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nBusiness, politics: The Denver Area Business Association next Tuesday will give local businesses a chance to tell commissioner candidates about issues important to their bottom lines. The primary are May 6. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center on Optimus Club Road. Call (704) 491-9109.…

Winston-Salem singer wins vocal competition

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Marvin Kehler of Winston-Salem beat out 12 competitors and took home a $1,500 cash prize at the sixth annual Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Kehler, a native of California, recently made his debut with the Piedmont Opera as Giuseppi in “La Traviata.” The competition was founded…

6 Lincolnton students headed for D.C.

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Six students from Lincolnton High School have received statewide honors and have been invited to participate in academic competition in Washington, D.C. The LHS High-Q team placed first in the Western North Carolina Knowledge Bowl at Mars Hill College for two Saturdays at the beginning of the month. Traveling team…

Retired personnel give aid

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Individuals in Lincoln County Retired School Personnel may not be working in the public schools anymore, but their efforts to educate Lincoln County’s youth have not retired. Four college-bound students – one from each of the county’s public high schools – received a $500 scholarship to help pay for their…

$8.5 million targeted for ELMS, WLMS

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Between East Lincoln and West Lincoln Middle Schools, $8,503,000 of the $44.6 million bond will be spent if the school bond is approved. Both schools are getting a 20,000-sq. ft. addition with 12 classrooms, a classroom for exceptional children, a science lab, a teacher workroom and additional restrooms each. Both…

Born Marine

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Retired Master Gunnery Sgt. Steve “Top” Reep was practically born a Marine. A Lincolnton native, Reep says he recognized the path he would follow as early as the first grade. He remembers singing military hymns and seeing pictures of Marines at the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal. Those songs…