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Two eighth-graders qualify for talent ID program at Duke

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Lincolnton Middle School eighth-graders Amanda Dango and Stuart Rhea can boast SAT scores some high school students never make. After taking the SAT in seventh grade, Amanda and Stuart both qualified for the Duke Talent Identification Program with their math scores. To qualify for the program, students must score in…

Education Briefs

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SPECIAL THANKS Ann Rhyne, PTA president at S. Ray Lowder, sends out a special thank you to the school’s business partner, CMC-Lincoln. School contacts are Pam Null and Jordan Frye, who helped with the Alumni Dinner Thursday, as well as multiple other activities at S. Ray Lowder. KINDERGARTEN Kindergarten and…

Sewer line problems concern officials

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Sewer line delays at the Lincoln County Industrial Park and changed building plans at the Killian Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant continue to plague commissioners. Both delays and changes cause more expenditures, which the board has made clear is the last thing it wants. At their Feb. 4 meeting, commissioners approved…

Lowder alums hold second annual dinner

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S. Ray Lowder Elementary School hosted a successful second annual Alumni Dinner Thursday night with lots of support from the faculty and staff. “They always try to support everything the PTA does and get the kids involved,” PTA president Ann Rhyne said. Because S. Ray Lowder is one of the…

Around Town 2/22/2008

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of a Civil War essay competition. For an application, contact Dan Bolick at 430 W. 20th St., Newton, NC 28658, or call (828) 464-1440 during the day or (828)…

Students shine at Special Olympics

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Students from 17 Lincoln County Schools, A Place to Grow and adult group homes were named winners after bowling in the Lincoln County Special Olympics Thursday. “If we can make this day special for them, that’s the ultimate goal for us,” said Jeff Leonhardt, local games coordinator with the Special…

Parks and Rec, Arts Council plan spring camp

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Lincoln County Parks and Recreation and the Arts Council of Lincoln County are teaming up to entertain kids over spring break. Shelly Johnston, director of the arts council, is excited about the upcoming camp. “We’re hoping by partnering with the recreation department this will help provide the people of Lincoln…

Heafner-Williams winner now a finalist in NYC opera competition

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A former winner of Lincoln County’s Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition is a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition. “He’s very young to be doing what he’s doing, but I’m not surprised,” said Carolyn Heafner, a founder and director of the Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition, of Erich Rene’s success. “When you…

Community worship night set for March 1

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There’s an event coming to downtown Lincolnton that may be the first of its kind in the community, and it’s all about bringing people together. “I think there’s a need in this community among churches to promote more unity,” said Eric Taylor, organizer of Community Wide Night of Worship 2008,…