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CLUBS, GROUPS Chamber networking lunch The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 7 at the East Lincoln Community Center. Speakers will include Department of Transportation officials Mike Holder and Jackie McSwain. Cost is $11 for members and guests and…

Bond addresses bus garage, Title IX

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In the series of articles about the school bond referendum, an amount of $25,789,000 has been explored for renovations, additions and routine repairs to existing schools. With a $44.6 million bond referendum on the ballot May 6, that leaves $18,811,000. The schools have plans for that money as well. The…

Charter School prepares humorous play

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The Lincoln Charter School’s Lincolnton campus is preparing for its spring dramatic production: “How to Eat Like a Child, and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up.” From “How to Torture Your Sister,” to “How to Behave in School,” to “How to Ride in the Car,” the production humorously addresses…

Motorcyclists spread Gospel

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Some Christians spread the Gospel from behind a pulpit. Some do it standing on a street corner. The members of the Christian Motorcyclist Association do it on two wheels. “I got involved in it and saw the results compared to what I was doing inside the church were so much…

West Lincoln band wins superior rating in Fla.

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The West Lincoln High School band recently took a trip to Orlando, Fla., winning honors and taking in tourist attractions. The group traveled from April 10 to April 13 for the Heritage Festival hosted by Ocoee High School, competing against other instrumental groups from seven states. The West Lincoln band…

Explorers program helps teens learn law enforcement

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Have you ever wondered how to conduct a search of a crime scene or how a jail operates? Teens from across the county learn these aspects and more through the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Explorers Program. “The program will both influence and challenge each young person to live up to…

Around Town 4/28/2008

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CAR SHOW The Sherrills Ford Lions Club will sponsor a car show beginning at 8 a.m. June 28 at the Lions Den, located two miles north of N.C. 150 between Sherrills Ford Elementary School and the fire department on Sherrills Ford Road. Car registration will be from 8 a.m. to…

Lincolnton manager proposes rate cut

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City Manager Jeff Emory proposed a $0.55 per $100 valuation property tax rate – one cent less than the current rate – at a City of Lincolnton budget work session held Friday at Lincolnton City Hall. “This has been a tradition for the past several years,” Emory said of his…

Education Briefs

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STRAWBERRY FEST Denver’s 23rd Annual Strawberry Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at East Lincoln High School. This is the East Lincoln High School Parent-Teacher Organization’s only fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit the school library. The PTO is seeking vendors and entertainment. For more information,…

Fostering a family

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The Mawyer clan isn’t a typical nuclear family. The family is made up of a mom and a dad and two biological sons, ages 27 and 12. Then there are two biological siblings, ages 11 and 9, who were adopted after coming to the home as foster children and one…