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Middle schoolers develop character

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For the middle school students at Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus, building character is as important as building vocabulary. The students have been organized into nine advisory groups, each with a singular aim. “They all have the same purpose, to meet the social, emotional and organizational needs of the kids,”…

Around Town 10/31/2007

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FALL FESTIVAL Unity Baptist Church will hold a fall festival from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church at 326 N. Aspen St. There will be games and candy. The public is invited. TRUNK OF TREATS Trinity Lutheran Church will have a kid-friendly meal, Bible-based books, door prizes and trunks…

Grand opening

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Son plans Rockin for Cochran

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After running a 5K race during the Apple Festival with his daughter, the Lincoln County Apple Queen, Perry Cochran, a state trooper, suffered a stroke. He went to the hospital that Saturday night and went home the next day. On Monday, he suffered a major stroke that left him temporarily…

Art work leaves time for other things

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Kristin Lacy is a part-time artist. But she’s a full-time mom, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. The Lincolnton native says she didn’t study art in school, but was always artistic. “I just liked to play,” said Lacy. Lacy says both her maternal grandmother and an uncle on…

Around Town 10/29/2007

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CANDLELIGHT VIGIL The Purple Shoe Thrift Store will hold a candlelight vigil from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The store is located on Main Street in Lincolnton, beside Estate Jewelers. The vigil will be for Domestic Violence Awareness month, which is October. There will be food pick-ups and speakers. The…

National essay contest offers awards to high school students

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High school students can win up to $5,000 in cash through an essay contest sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute in Arlington, Va. Essays for the annual “Being an American” contest must be submitted by Dec. 3 and must be no more than 3,300 characters, or approximately 500 words.…

Career devoted to creativity

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Ronno Cooke hasn’t always made a living doing what he loves, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t always found time for creativity. “I’ve always liked to create things,” said the west Lincoln native and furniture maker who now lives in Morganton. Cooke grew up in the North Brook area and…

A fine group comes to Citizens Center

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Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group plan to present a more-than-fine performance Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “Their performances are always entertaining,” said Rick Ramseur, co-chair of publicity with the Lincoln County Concert Association. “Because they’re such veterans, they know what will please the audience.”…

Music director stepping down

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After nearly three decades of directing choirs, coordinating Wonderful Wednesdays and Music Together, and serving in multiple other capacities, Peggy Buckner is stepping down. Twenty-six years after accepting the position of director of music at First Presbyterian Church of Lincolnton, Buckner plans to retire in May. But she’s going out…