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Fresh start for old and new teachers

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Whether it’s their first year on the job or their last, west Lincoln teachers have geared up for a new school year. Here are three teachers who are excited about what the school year has in store for them: The rookie Sarah Payseur graduated from Appalachian State in May, and…

Home studio turns to classroom for former high-school teacher

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After Lincoln Charter School’s high school moved to Denver, its art teacher decided to stay behind in west Lincoln and teach lessons out of her home. “That’s way too far for me to drive,” said Debbie Phillips of Debbie’s Designs. “Gas will eat you up.” Phillips now teaches three classes…

Making it on cue

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Most Denver residents probably aren’t aware that there’s a business right under their noses that makes sporting equipment for world champions. It’s called Carolina Custom Cues and it’s a business that will change everything you thought you knew about pool cues. It began when Trevor Donahue was approached with the…

Growth concerns getting a forum

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As rapid growth continues to strain relations between east and west Lincoln County, chamber of commerce officials near Lake Norman are hoping doing lunch will raise awareness that a business body remains ready to voice east Lincoln commercial concerns. While still months away from the October 17 luncheon, officials with…

Crime Stoppers get donation

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In support of the newly organized Crime Stoppers Program in Lincoln County, the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Fraternal Order of Police has agreed to donate $3,000 to help the program get off the ground. “The Crime Stoppers Program is something we feel very strongly about. We feel it is a good organization…

Lincoln Arts Council

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Arts Council of Lincoln County is displaying Art About Town, a showcase of Lincoln County artists. The presentations will be located in various public venues in Lincoln County throughout the year giving the public the opportunity to view the work of artists who call Lincoln County home. The inaugural presentation…

Police Academy begins

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office first Citizens Police Academy begins Monday. The 11-week class will be held 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday nights and will run through graduation ceremonies Nov. 13. During the course, the 28-member class will be schooled on court procedures, criminal investigations, narcotics investigations, domestic violence,…

Red Cross sets barbecue

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The Lincoln County American Red Cross chapter will hold a barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser for the organization from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Crouse Community Center on Boy Scout Road. Tickets are $8 and include barbecue chicken, slaw, baked beans, chips, drink and homemade desserts.…

Habitat store seeks volunteers

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The Habitat Home Store, 809 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, accepts clean merchandise with resale potential to raise funds to build Habitat for Humanity homes. The merchandise accepted includes new and used dishes, hand tools, furniture, small appliances, light bulbs, books and bikes. Many times small items are accepted. The goal…

Around Town 8/29/2007

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SINGING “His Ministries” will perform at Grace Baptist Church on Horseshoe Lake Road in Lincolnton Saturday at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. COMPUTER USERS The Computer Users Group of Lincolnton will meet 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jonas Library, 306 W. Main St. There will be a general question-and-answer session…