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Around Town 1/17/2005

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VOICE LESSONS AND OPEN HOUSE Free voice lessons will be given during the Carolina Style Chorus of the Sweet Adelines open house Thursday, Jan. 20 and Jan. 27 at Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Conover. For more information, contact Ruth at 828-328-1173, or Nancy at 704-735-9537. LINCOLN QUILTERS…

Breaking Ground

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Board honors scholars, teachers

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Students, staff and administration were recognized during Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting. More than 30 high school students were honored for being named Advanced Placement Scholars for the 2003-04 academic year. “It is a very challenging curriculum for academically gifted youngsters,” said Dr. Elaine Jenkins, associate superintendent for curriculum. “These…

Around Town 1/14/2005

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LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Lions Club meets on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Members and guests planning to eat should arrive at 6:30 p.m. For more information call Dan Johnson at 736-0894. RETIRED SCHOOLPERSONNEL MEETING The Lincoln County Unit of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30…

Denver rotary club to host art auction

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The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary is sponsoring another art auction on Feb. 17. The “Fall in Love With Art and More Auction,” is promising to offer a variety of roughly 250 different types of art, including sports memorabilia, sculptures, artist jewelry and Disney pieces as well as the usual brand name…

Amateur competition on exhibit

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Images of waterfalls, flowers, smiling children and old men in cowboy hats have filled the Cochrane and Carolina Mills Galleries at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Blue ribbons sit under the most impressive photographs, signifying the winners of the Lincoln Arts Council’s 2005 Amateur Photography Competition. Joseph Brymer, a local photographer,…

86th Birthday

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2005 Relay kick-off draws large crowd

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Lincolnton kicked off its 2005 Relay for Life Thursday to an unusually large turnout of approximately 100 including some 20 to 30 cancer survivors. Relay for Life is the signature fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society. The campaign will climax May 6-7 at Lincolnton High School stadium when relay…

Special Olympians go for the gold

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Hundreds of adults and children will descend on three Lincoln County schools this weekend to compete in a Special Olympics basketball tournament. North Lincoln High School, Pumpkin Center Middle School and East Lincoln High School will all host games starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. A pep band will entertain…

Boaters cite poor markers

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CORNELIUS – A concerned citizen came to the Marine Commission Monday evening with a petition. “There is a problem in the water with non-authorized placement of buoys,” said Dick Edwardson of Gastonia. “They are deteriorating, and some are broken in half – it is a hazard to boaters.” His petition…