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Retired personnel give aid

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Individuals in Lincoln County Retired School Personnel may not be working in the public schools anymore, but their efforts to educate Lincoln County’s youth have not retired. Four college-bound students – one from each of the county’s public high schools – received a $500 scholarship to help pay for their…

$8.5 million targeted for ELMS, WLMS

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Between East Lincoln and West Lincoln Middle Schools, $8,503,000 of the $44.6 million bond will be spent if the school bond is approved. Both schools are getting a 20,000-sq. ft. addition with 12 classrooms, a classroom for exceptional children, a science lab, a teacher workroom and additional restrooms each. Both…

Born Marine

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Retired Master Gunnery Sgt. Steve “Top” Reep was practically born a Marine. A Lincolnton native, Reep says he recognized the path he would follow as early as the first grade. He remembers singing military hymns and seeing pictures of Marines at the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal. Those songs…

Around Town 3/28/2008

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SCHOLARSHIPS Gaston College is accepting scholarship applications for the 2008-2009 academic year and will accept the applications until Monday. Scholarship awards range from $250 to more than $2,500 each through the Gaston College Foundation. For more information, or for a scholarship application, visit www.gaston.edu, or call the Gaston College Financial…

Times-News opens ShoreLine bureau

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Kids kept entertained, out of trouble

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School was out this week for Lincoln County’s children, but that doesn’t mean they were all sitting home bored. Lincoln County Parks and Recreation held its 2008 Spring Break Camp at Howards Creek Community Center, and there was plenty to keep kids occupied and out of trouble. According to Program…

Capt’n Bob’s Seafood and Steaks replaces Sidetrax Bar and Grill

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Sidetrax Bar and Grill may be gone, but its owner is alive, well and cooking up seafood and steaks. “I’ve not changed, but I’ve changed my place,” said Bobby Motz, owner of Capt’n Bob’s Seafood and Steaks, which has replaced Sidetrax Bar and Grill. Motz took 12 days to redecorate…

Crops still thriving

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Last Easter proved to be a difficult time for many Lincoln County farmers. The Easter freeze of 2007, which came after a long warm spell, killed off large quantities of strawberries, peaches and apples. This year, however, an earlier Easter came and went without a hitch. “We haven’t had an…

Lt. governor candidate is Lincoln Day Dinner speaker

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The Lincoln County Republicans will host their annual Lincoln Day Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The keynote speaker is State Sen. Robert Pittenger, who is running for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Pittenger’s counterparts for the Republican nomination are Greg Dority, Jim…

Heafner/Williams competition will eliminate 12 to get to one

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Over the course of two days, 13 vocalists will compete to become the next Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition winner. In the end, there can be only one. Semi-finals will take place 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Finals will take place 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and…