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School officials set priorities

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School officials have unanimously marked mandated expenses and teacher supplements as high priorities in the 2005 to 2006 school system budget. What the next most important need is, however, has caused debate. “The needs always exceed the resources,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. School board members ranked their top priorities and…

The future will stop for those who drop

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ASHLEY CUNNINGHAM, JENNY BOYLE, HANNAH HOOVER and JESSICA LESTER North Lincoln High School ———————————— A Chinese Proverb says, “Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.” Dropout rates across the board seem to be lowering. For example, in Lincoln County last year, 167 people dropped out.…

Duke to address outages

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A representative of Duke Power will be the guest speaker at the next East Lincoln Betterment Association meeting starting at 7 p.m. on March 10. ELBA has now moved its meetings to Thursdays instead of Tuesdays and will begin meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 8210 Unity Church Road.…

Caterer puts time on the clock

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Its bread and butter during the weekdays and weddings on the weekend. Jennifer Hatley, owner of No Time to Cook in Denver, keeps her days filled by pleasing people’s taste buds. The popular catering business has been going strong for five years offering food to many local businesses and also…

Around Town 2/21/2005

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TAX ASSISTANCE The NC Extension Office offers help with tax returns residents 55 or older. For more information call the NC Extension Office at 704-736-8461. REVIVAL Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church at 4018 Killian Road in Lincolnton will have revival sermons Feb. 27 through March 2 at 7 p.m. Guest…

Within The Week

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Okay people, we live in Lincoln County, it’s not everyday an award winning, cute as a button, classical guitarist comes to town. When he does, we should take note. For that reason, I’m reminding you of the Robert Belinic’s performance, which will take place this Thursday at 7 p.m. at…

Celebrating Downtown

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Scout Recognition

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Around Town 2/18/2005

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GOSPEL SINGING Spirit Life Praise and Worship Center will hold a bluegrass and gospel singing featuring The Griggs on Sun. Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. The center is located on 1424 Wilma Sigman Rd. For more information contact Pastor Gary Smith 704-735-1027. CUP OF GRACE The following events will be…