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Celebrating their rights

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Last Tuesday, a rather enthusiastic group of people took over the auditorium at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Some sang, some danced, and they all enjoyed a magic show put on by Rick Ramseur. This fun-loving group wasn’t made up of elementary school students. It consisted of residents from…

Fire safety gets students’ interest

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Fire safety is serious business, but emergency workers know you have to engage a child’s interest before you can educate. The 17th annual Fire Safety Day event, which took place Wednesday at Betty G. Ross park in Lincolnton, hosted 1,100 first-graders from schools across Lincoln County. Fire, police and Emergency…

Cataler helping raise reading levels at G.E. Massey

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As school administrators will testify, it’s not always easy to get enough community volunteers to commit their time and resources to lend a helping hand in the schools. So when a major industry steps up to the plate, it’s a big deal. Through the Partnership with Schools program, Cataler North…

West Lincoln crowns queen

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Author, historian tries to identify child laborer in 1908 photograph

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One hundred years ago this November, photographer Lewis Hine visited Lincolnton in his first year of taking pictures of child laborers. He was working for the National Child Labor Committee, whose goal was to get laws passed that would take young children out of the mills and put them in…

Sheriff has suspect in Denver home invasion

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Authorities have charged and are looking Aric Doran Torrence, 27, of Denver, in connection with a home invasion robbery that occurred Thursday in east Lincoln County. Sheriff’s detectives allege Torrence walked into the home of Ryan Sykes, 1470 Triangle Circle, at approximately 2:45 p.m. and asked for the whereabouts of…

Around Town 10/13/2008

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FLU SHOTS Dr. John Marshall recommends all residents get flu shots. Cost at his office at 104 Lincoln Medical Park in Lincolnton is $25. He offers free skin cancer screenings also. Walk-ins are accepted. For more information, call (704) 735-4445. HEALTH FAIR Carolina Care Center will have its first-ever Health…

School Briefs

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SPECIAL VISITOR Smokey the Bear visited first-graders at Battleground Elementary School on Oct. 7 in preparation for Fire Safety Day. The iconic bear provided students with valuable tips on preventing fires. BAND COMPETITION The West Lincoln Marching Rebels came in first place in the AA class division on Oct. 4…

Sennebogen breaks ground

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Foster Bike Ride features barbecue

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Organizers hope to use bikes and barbecue to raise more than $2,000 at the second annual Fostering Families who Foster Bike Ride and Auction Saturday. “I think ultimately our goal is to raise as much as we did last year,” Cathy Davis, organizer and director of the Lincoln County Coalition…