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Battle of the Books competition heats up

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The Battle of the Books teams at Union Elementary and West Lincoln Middle schools have far surpassed the old advice not to judge a book by its cover. In fact, these students know everything there is to know about the books they read in preparation for competition. Both groups won…

LEDA honors Lincoln businesses

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Several Lincoln County businesses were honored by the Lincoln Economic Development Association at its Milestone Achievement Awards, held Thursday at Court Street Grille in Lincolnton. According to Crystal Gettys, existing business manager for LEDA, the awards are given out each year to honor manufacturers and distributors celebrating an anniversary of…

Principals ad punctuality guideline

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Since the beginning of exam exemptions, students have had to maintain grades and attendance. Recently, however, high school principals requested that punctuality be added to the expectations of students allowed to exempt. Initially, the Board of Education’s Policy Committee questioned the point of allowing exemptions. School board member Carl Robinson…

Teachers would promote, retain under new policy

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This spring, North Carolina’s end-of-grade tests will not determine whether Lincoln County students will be promoted to the next grade. If the temporary policy change is approved by the Board of Education, teacher recommendation will promote a child to the next grade or retain him in the same grade for…

Church Briefs

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BLESSING OF BIKES Lincolnton Church of God, located on N.C. 150 bypass, will hold its second annual Blessing of the Bikes beginning at 10 a.m. March 29. Anyone with or without a motorcycle is welcome to join the church and its bike ministry, Driven by Grace, for free food, music…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Keymandy Williamson Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections for possession with the intent to sell…

Around Town 3/21/2008

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REUNION The 20th Employees Reunion of the Carlton Yarn Mill and SCT will be held at 5 p.m. March 27 at DJ’s Restaurant in Cherryville. All employees are invited. For more information, call (704) 435-2295 or (704) 435-6182. DEMOCRATIC WOMEN The Lincoln County Democratic Women will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday…

Breaking Ground

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Grand Opening

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Gone fishin`

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Those searching for peace, quiet and a healthy dinner need look no further than Rainbow Trout Pond in west Lincoln. “I enjoy it, and I enjoy the people, and if they enjoy it, well I’m happy,” said Carroll Johnson of his new business venture. The pond is located on Johnson’s…