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Gaston College hosts conference

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Staff report Gaston College is hosting its third annual SPARC3 Professional Development Day Conference on March 13 in the Rauch Science Building on the college’s Dallas campus. The conference, geared chiefly toward college and high school educators, welcomes counselors and instructors from all schools throughout North Carolina. The SPARC3 (STEM…

Senior Center holds Valentine’s Dance

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Criminal Charges — 2-18-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Hannah Christine Lanning, 22, of 6932 Rolling Hills Ln. in Stanley was charged Feb. 13 with one count each of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Matthew Todd McIntosh,…

Around Town ~ 2-18-15

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THURSDAY Dementia education program The Lincoln County Senior Center, at 514 S. Academy Street in Lincolnton, is holding a dementia education program about Power of Attorney documents from 9:30-11 a.m. For more information, call (704) 732-9053.…

Lincoln Charter expansion on target, grant awarded for labs

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer With the goal of an August completion clearly within reach, the Lincolnton campus of Lincoln Charter School looks to begin utilizing its expanded space to educate kindergartners through seniors in high school, as opposed to ending instruction in the eighth grade. “We are very pleased with…

Astronomy club shoots for the stars

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer For as long as humans have gazed into the skies with wonder and amazement, they have documented their observations. That thirst for knowledge continues today. Since 1976, the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club, a nonprofit organization, has provided a hub for enthusiasts to congregate and share knowledge…

Around Town — 2-16-15

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TUESDAY Fat Tuesday meal Reeps Grove United Methodist Church, at 7401 Reeps Grove Church Road in Vale, will host a Fat Tuesday meal at 6 p.m. Fat Tuesday pancake supper Messiah United Methodist Church, at 4102 Highway 27 West in Vale, is having a Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5:30-7:30…

Criminal Charges — 2-16-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jeffery Scott Mincey, 46, of 1302 Meadowland Dr. in Lincolnton was charged Feb. 12 with one count each of true bill of indictment and driving while impaired. A $6,000 secured bond was set. Jordan Nathaniel Sain, 21, of 2228 Cat Square…

BALLARD: Reunion leads to marriage and a home on Walker Branch Road

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Carole Howell told me she and her husband, Billy, went to high school together. After graduation, she went off to college and he went into the Navy. They lost touch over the years until they reconnected at the Lincolnton High School 30th class reunion in 2007.…

NAACP celebrates Black History Month

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