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Heartfelt grief evident at Westport Marina

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First came the deafening boom and then thick, black smoke rose into the air. Westport Marina owner Lowry Hobbs ran from his sales office two blocks away. His worst fears were soon realized when he saw one of the most horrific scenes in his 59 years. The 80-foot yacht was…

Around Town 6/18/2008

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OAK GROVE MEETING The Oak Grove Community meeting scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26. FALL REGISTRATION Students returning to Gaston College may register for fall classes through Thursday. Course listings are available at www.gaston.edu. BOARD MEETING The Board of Directors for Lincoln Charter School…

‘Conservative’ budget brings sacrifices, Wood contends

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While Denver may continue to grow faster than the rest of Lincoln County, budget dollars for non-emergency services could remain relatively static in the years ahead. County Manager George Wood said Lincoln County’s nearly $157 million budget is “conservative.” It is also the first step in a long-term strategy to…

Summer magic

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Chesterbrook has classes for various ages

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Chesterbrook Academy, a private school for children ages 6 weeks through 4 years, opened Monday on N.C. 73. The academy has camps during the summer months and will begin its “Links to Learning” curriculum in September. One summer camp is geared towards 5-year-old children who have completed kindergarten through fourth-graders,…

Commissioners won’t change APFP measure

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County Commissioners Monday rejected calls by school officials to change key parts of a controversial law aimed at managing growth, but added that they would be open to future talks. Lincoln County School Superintendent Dr. David Martin has requested changes to the Adequate Public Facilities Program related to signing off…

Denver Days expands role for religion

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For the past five years, churches have had a presence at the Denver Days Fall Festival. This year, religion will play a larger role in the popular annual event. “We were trying to find something fresh and new,” Denver Days committee member Lou Anne Alexander said. Denver Days will open…

Rising juniors preparing for state graduation project

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As their senior year draws closer, students in the class of 2010, now rising juniors, have more and more questions about the North Carolina Graduation Project. Lincoln County’s rising 11th-graders will be the first class in the county to complete a graduation project. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Sherry Hoyle and…

Company has waste disposal, recycling help

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Entrepreneur Craig Price had a vision to provide manufacturers with waste disposal and recycling services. In 1995, he started Ecotech Inc. in Winston-Salem. Ecotech supplies “manufacturing companies with specialty chemical solutions and equipment as well as environmental and fluids management services,” Price said. Price moved his company to a Lakeside…

Principals named at 2 schools

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The Lincoln County Board of Education approved recommendations Monday for vacant principal positions at Union Elementary and West Lincoln Middle schools. Chris Kolasinski will be the new principal at Union, and John Robinson will be the new principal at West Middle. Both will begin their new duties on July 1.…