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SCHOOLS Board meeting Lincoln County school board members meet for a public board meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the central office. For more information, call (704) 736-1860. Optional teacher workday Lincoln County schools will hold an optional teacher work day Feb. 18. For more information, call (704) 736-1860. SPORTS,…

Citizens forming group

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A Citizens Committee for Education, which will promote the school bond until the May election, is forming and will have its first meeting Friday. Central office staff and all school board members, as well as former school board chairwoman Jean Dellinger, submitted names of possible committee members. As of the…

Bradshaw a star, far from home

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Addie Bradshaw is a long way from home. The Lincolnton native and 2000 graduate of Lincolnton High School, whom some might know as Adria, is living in Buffalo, N.Y. And while her friends and family back home may not get to see her that often, the same can’t be said…

Shriners give to hospital

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Battle of Cowan’s Ford remembered

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Kenneth Patterson (foreground) of the Nathaniel Green Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, pays his respects at the gravesite of Patriot Gen. William Lee Davidson, who was killed at the Battle of Cowan’s Ford Feb. 1, 1781. The battle was remembered Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church where Davidson is…

Betty G. Ross Park offers year-round walking program

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There’s something new at Betty G. Ross Park, and it’s all about helping folks get healthy. “Let’s Get Moving Lincolnton,” a walking program in the W.M. Lentz Gym, started last November. “We used to do a walking program in the Block Smith Gym,” said Nathan Eurey, recreation program coordinator for…

500-600 participate in Lincoln County’s Vial of Life program

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It has been two years since the “Vial of Life” program was introduced to Lincoln County. “The program itself has been around for a very long time,” said Ronald Rombs, director of Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services. “We now have between 500 and 600 people who are enrolled.” The “Vial…

Following the family tradition

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Joe Reinhardt. 65, grew up around potters, but he never really thought he would become one himself. “I laid brick for 33 years, had a heart attack, and that’s the reason I got into pottery,” he said. His uncles, cousins, grandpa and great-grandpa all created pottery, and Reinhardt had an…

West Lincoln High School starts clothing closet

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A high school probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when one thinks about shopping for clothes. But that’s exactly what students can do at West Lincoln High School’s clothing closet, and it’s all free. The idea was initially mentioned by West Lincoln teacher Jeremy Peeler at the…

Crouse UMC seeking memorabilia

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Crouse United Methodist Church will celebrate its 100th birthday in September, and members hope to commemorate the event with a booklet compiling a century of memories. “We have a lot of members in our church who know nothing about the history, and we feel like this will be really helpful…