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Grant to update LHS media center

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With the help of a $20,000 grant, Lincolnton High School hopes to update its media center in a way that serves the school’s diverse student population. “If you have modernized things for them, they’ll check it out,” said Cale Sain, a vice principal at the school. “If we want to…

Real estate sales slow in west end

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According to one realtor in Lincoln County, real estate sales on the west side of the county have been typically slower than in the last two to three years. One of the problems could be a lack of buyers versus the number of listings in the area. Homeowners with a…

Battling Bullies — Counselors teach self esteem

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Every school has bullies whether it be the student who yells insults at underclassman on the bus, the boy who constantly hits other children on the playground or the queen bee who makes a habit of excluding girls from her clique. West Lincoln Middle School, and several other schools in…

Smokin` Celebration — Crouse VFD marks 35 years of fire fighting

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CROUSE — It was a 10-year-old dream, and 35 years ago it came true. The Crouse Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its 35th anniversary Tuesday night. The department was chartered in 1959, but it took 10 years to get the first fire truck, chief Milton Sain told the crowd gathered at…

Taking Action

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Rachel Watkins, an artist living on N.C. 18 in western Lincoln County, created protest art on her lawn after several wrecks occurred in front of her home. After many phone calls, Watkins has received a speed checker from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. She has also been told by officials…

Dancing in the Streets

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Super Glide coaxed children and adults to dance in the streets Thursday night for the Alive After Five concert. The band played as the sun set behind the court house. (Right) Ruth Beal played the tambourine and danced with friends. (Below) Toni Espanoza pulled double duty by feeding her daughter,…

BBQ cook brings secret recipe to Denver

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Asheville native Gary McClure knew that Denver needed an upscale restaurant with a family atmosphere. His quest then began to open a restaurant that everyone could enjoy. Curly’s BBQ in Denver opened in early August and is already off to a rip-roaring start, says McClure. He brought the barbecue recipe…

Chamber will hold first Business Expo

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It will be the first Business Expo for Lincoln County. Sponsored by the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, the Oct. 21 Expo expects to feature some 40 businesses ranging from healthcare to real estate and retail services. It will be held at the James W. Warren Citizen Center in Lincolnton.…

Youth Quest

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A group from Redemption Outreach Center in Lincolnton attended Youth Quest 2004 July 19-23 in Daytona, Fla. Local teens Hannah Reynolds and Jay Goodman competed. Reynolds received third place in the nationals in communication arts, short sermon; and Goodman received first place in nationals in creative arts, photography. Joining in…

Missing boy found unharmed

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CHERRYVILLE — A 12-year-old child reported missing from school at 10 a.m. on Monday morning, was found unharmed on Tuesday. Cherryville police were notified on Monday that the boy was missing from John Chavis Middle School. The five-foot, 92-pound boy had had last been seen leaving the school. Authorities set…