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Around Town 11/2/2007

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DEM MEN’S CLUB The Democratic Men’s Club of Lincoln County will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Lincoln County Democratic Party Headquarters, located at Government and Water streets. There will be a big breakfast, for which a donation will be requested. All are welcome, regardless of party or gender…

Grand opening

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Treats, not tricks, for A Place to Grow

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Students from A Place to Grow dressed up and hit the town on Halloween. “I know you want some candy – I want some candy too!” Sherry Reinhardt, assistant director of the school, told one of her students. More than 40 students, most of whom dressed in costume for the…

Love Memorial tries multi-age classroom

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At Love Memorial Elementary School three classes – one kindergarten, one first-grade and one second-grade – share a room, and the result is harmony instead of chaos. “They’re hearing different voices, and they’re learning from different people,” said Dana Avery, the kindergarten teacher. The three teachers who share the room…

Adoption celebrated

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The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will celebrate adoption Saturday and the entire community is invited to share in food, games and fun. “You don’t have to be interested in fostering or adoption to attend,” said Sandy Kennedy, supervisor of foster care and adoptions at the DSS. “Everybody, no…

Learning about preserving

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Representatives from the Lincoln County Historic Properties Commission attended the North Carolina for Preservation’s 2007 conference to network with state officials and learn from the experts. The conference was held in Raleigh Oct. 24-26. People with historic homes, architects, developers, government employees, members of historical societies and “just folks who…

GE Security goes into operation

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Lincoln County is now home to its first electronic company. GE Security, the largest supplier of security products, opened for business Oct. 15 at the Lincoln County Industrial Park. “We’re excited because this company helps to diversify the economy,” said Barry Matherly, executive director for the Lincoln Economic Development Association.…

Judge orders man can have leg back

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A legal tussle over a severed leg found inside a barbecue smoker in Maiden made international headlines. Now a ruling has been broadcast over national television as to the fate of the limb. Judge Greg Mathis ruled on his television show that the owner of the left limb, John Wood,…

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…