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Zoo honors Lincolnton boy

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A 9-year-old Lincolnton boy was awarded first place by the North Carolina Zoo in a statewide poster contest last Friday. “I was excited,” said Kobe Goldin, the winner. Kobe won in the kindergarten to second grade category, which consisted of more than 50 applicants. He was the first home-schooled child…

Fundraiser fashion show draws 100 at Denver church

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Models ranging in age from 7 to 97 showed off spring fashions Sunday at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver. The fundraiser fashion show featured clothes from Dress Barn and Julie’s, a boutique in Birkdale. It concluded with 12 vintage fashions. “We had outfits from Medieval times clear up…

Three school principals appointed

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The appointment of three principals to Lincoln County Schools at a special called meeting of the Board of Education will leave Union Elementary without one. Kirby Oldham, who has been principal of Union for five years, was appointed to be the principal at G.E. Massey Elementary. Sandy Johnson, the current…

School immunization rules change

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North Carolina’s lawmakers have made several changes to the rules regarding vaccination of school-aged children, including college students. These rule changes will go into effect in the 2008-09 school year. A booster dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) vaccine is required for the following individuals: n All students…

Lincoln schools seek advance on bond funds

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The Building and Site Committee of the Lincoln County Board of Education ended two of its discussions with resolutions to ask the county for money. One request will be an advance for bond funds. The county does not expect to receive funds from the $44.6 million bond until fall, but…

Lincoln receives money for food, shelter programs

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Lincoln County has been awarded $19,888 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. A National Board chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made the selection. The board was charged to lend funds suitable by Congress to help expand food and shelter programs in high-need areas. The National Board…

Around Town 5/23/2008

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50th ANNIVERSARY The Providence Missionary Baptist Church on 1116 East Pine Street will celebrate its usher’s 50th anniversary on at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Clement Morris Jr. will be speaking. All former ushers are invited to attend for a special recognition. SCHOOL REUNION The Harden School Reunion will take…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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MOVIE NIGHT The Christian Singles Fellowship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lincolnton will host a movie night 7 p.m. June 7 in the fellowship hall. The film “Another Perfect Stranger” will be featured. CHURCH SINGING First Freewill Baptist Church, 313 S. Main Ave., Maiden, will have a hot dog plate…

Lincoln penalizes developer

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County officials have fined a Burton Creek developer $3,700 for failure to clear drainage basins, one of the largest fines issued since taking over erosion and sediment enforcement from the state one year ago. Natural Resources director for Lincoln County, David Ledford, last week said the April 24 fine came…

Question of the Week

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Are there enough arts, music and cultural events and opportunities in east Lincoln County? Katheryn Campbell, Westport: “No. I’m fairly new to the area, but I have not seen many opportunities at all. I’d like to see more music, like jazz. We’ve been here for two years.” Ruth Queen, Denver:…