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Kids on keys — `Mr. Bill` teaches toddler tech class

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Kelechi Michael Eziri, 3, is learning how to work on a computer at a very young age. His eyes watch in amazement as his teacher, “Mr. Bill” Ward goes over the parts of the computer at The Learning Express Inc. in Denver. Ward picks up part of the computer and…

Lake calendar

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DONKEY BASKETBALL Four local teams will compete in the donkey basketball tournament at North Lincoln High School at 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 23. Tickets are $5 for adults and students and $8 for adults and students at the door. All proceeds will go to the Physical Education Department. “ALL ABOUT…

Class Reunion

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The Blackburn School classes of 1927-1952 celebrated their reunion recently at Blackburn Elementary School. Those attending included (from front) Willie Isenhour McDonald, Essie Jarrett Reinhardt, Howard Jarrett, Wilma Rudisill Ramsey, Beulah Heavner, Josephine Jones Childres, Orpha Smith Heavner, Alice Abernethy Whisnant, Mary Helen Mullen Biggerstaff, Nettie Prue McCaslin Neagle, Violet…

Bowls Benefit

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Rising Sun Pottery hosted its annual Empty Bowls Benefit Tuesday night. (Above) Pam Spaulding and Brianna Gardner filled bowls with homemade soup during the event. (Right) Erin Harford and her mother, Debra Basalik, carefully selected their bowls before getting their meals. Patrons selected their home-thrown bowls, priced at $10 each,…

North Lincoln — Band hosts first invitational

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East and West Lincoln’s bands, who participated in the preview in August, competed Saturday at the 2004 Roundtable Tournament and Festival of Bands at North Lincoln High School. (Above) East Lincoln High School’s marching band performed and won Most Outstanding Pit Crew. (Right) West Lincoln’s band took home Runner Up…

Students learn CPR — High school seniors get certified

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The School of Technology partnered with the Lincolnton Police Department to teach students CPR recently. Julie Brooks, a second-year teacher for the Health Occupations class at the School of Technology, and Lt. Kent Lukach, training officer for the Lincolnton Police Department, certified 41 high school students. The seniors came from…

Morning Wrecks

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(Top) Emergency crews prepare to transport Stephanie Avila, 17, of Crouse after a single-vehicle wreck this morning near the intersection of Victory Grove and Jerry Crump roads. Avila had to be extricated by responders. She was taken to Gaston Memorial Hospital with minor to moderate injuries, according to EMS. (Right)…

Going the miles for millions

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CropWalk raises $10,000 to fight world hunger More than 100 participants came together to walk to help beat world hunger this past weekend with the 2004 East Lincoln CropWalk. Twelve churches from the east Lincoln area, and two schools, East Lincoln High School and North Lincoln High School, met for…

North Brook named the Real DEAL

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A team of staff members from North Brook Elementary School traveled to Chapel Hill to be honored by Governor Mike Easley. The school is one of eight in North Carolina to be named a Real Dedicated Educators, Administrators and Learners (DEAL) School. “To see that success highlighted at the state…

Kelly Paris — Vocal law enforcement

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Kelly Paris made his singing debut with a rendition of “Jesus Loves Me.” That was for his aunt’s wedding. He was 3 years old. Now Paris, a deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, is spending up to two weekends a month in Nashville working on his budding solo career.…