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Schools may reimburse teachers with National Board Certification

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Lincoln County Schools officials are looking into reimbursing teachers who have received National Board Certification. In previous years, teachers who achieved this honor were given a $1,150 reimbursement. Because of budget constraints, that money was cut this year. Tommy Houser, a member of the Lincoln County Board of Education, would…

Donors support Christian Ministry

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Christian Ministry of Lincoln County served 590 families with food and 953 children with toys this Christmas season. The organization also includes a soup kitchen, a meal-delivery service, a nursing home ministry and financial assistance during emergencies. Donations this year included: n Freedom Church – $1,500 n Joseph M. Rhyne…

Cherryville suspect charged in purse theft

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A Gaston County man is in jail after he allegedly duped a 78-year-old woman into opening her car door to steal her purse. Cherryville Police say Jerry Wayne Phillips, 38, of 233 Hastings Road in Bessemer City, is accused of taking the woman’s pocketbook from her grasp last week in…

The night before Christmas in Denver

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Santa Claus normally makes his arrival in a sleigh led by nine reindeer. On Christmas Eve, Santa rode through the Denver area in a red fire truck, driven by Denver Fire Chief Jay Flynn. David Noble, a Denver firefighter, was dressed as Santa, donning a thick, red suit and black…

Caldwell named Denver Area Biz Person of Year

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Rhonda Caldwell has been named the Denver Area Business Association’s Person of the Year. Incoming DABA President Brad Simmons said Caldwell is always willing to help out any way she can. “I don’t believe she has the word ‘no’ in her vocabulary,” he said. “She works tirelessly for DABA and…

Simmons set to lead DABA in new year

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Brad Simmons has several goals for the Denver Area Business Association (DABA) in 2010. As incoming president, effective Jan. 1, Simmons wants to make sure the organization’s Board of Directors and Ambassadors are able to directly communicate with members. Through the Web site, members will be contacted multiple times prior…

First Federal named winner

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Around Town 12/28/2009

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SENIOR SOCIALS The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department will restart their senior social and dance program in January. The program will be from 10 a.m. until Noon each Wednesday in the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park. There is no cost to participate. For more information,…

Bradshaw, Davis Engagement

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Jessica Lauren Bradshaw and Michael Bradley Davis announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Melody Bradshaw of Charlotte. She is a 2005 graduate of Charlotte Christian School. She attended Meredith College and graduated from Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage in 2009. The groom…

50th Anniversary

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