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Hip Hip Hooray! Special Olympics adds cheerleading

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Special Olympians have a new area of competition. Thanks to a pilot program implemented in Lincoln County last year, the North Carolina Special Olympics will offer cheerleading for the first time. “It’s a wonderful outlet for athletic ladies,” said cheerleading coach Ethel Gaston. “This is another avenue for them to…

Council approves zoning ordinance

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After months of meetings and compromise, Lincolnton’s unified development ordinance was approved by the City Council last week. “I’m pleased. We did some very positive compromising,” said Steve Gurley, the city’s planning director. “It was a give and take opportunity, and I feel good about the product.” The UDO, a…

Principal wins state award

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Every morning before the start of class, the principal of Asbury School stands in the hallway and greets her students with a smile. Many of the teenagers at the alternative school deal with academic and social difficulties, but she tells them they start each day with a clean slate. “If…

Deer Crash

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The driver of this mini-van was transported to Lincoln Medical Center this morning following a wreck on Johnstown Road in western Lincoln County. The wreck happened at about 7:30 a.m. Firefighters on the scene said the driver swerved to avoid a deer that had darted into her path. The van…

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…

Boat slip addition debated

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Michael Good, a concerned Denver resident, spoke out against boat slips on the Webbs Chapel Cove subdivision at Monday night’s Marine Commission meeting. The subdivision, already approved, will include 50 lots on 150 acres. Developers are proposing a 10-slip boat dock for the cove. Lincoln County commissioners have not approved…

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,…