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Around Town 4/2/2008

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FOOD SALE The West Lincoln Ladies Class of the Fairview Baptist Church will sell hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and beverages 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Henderson Sales Co., corner of N.C. 27 west and Lackey Road. 4-H YARD SALE A 4-H yard sale will be held 8 a.m.…

Flower business blooming for Purple Petal

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The Purple Petal Florist in Denver offers customers a large selection of flowers for almost any occasion. The Purple Petal has been serving Denver residents for almost 20 years, said Jane Brown, store owner. Brown says that her daughter was the inspiration for opening her own flower shop. “I started…

‘Vet Mail’ provides information for Lincoln County veterans

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Lincoln County Veterans Services hopes to compile an e-mail list of all 7,000 Lincoln County veterans. With only 10 e-mails so far, it has a long way to go. “We just recently started this process,” said Eric Robinson, county veterans services officer in Lincolnton. “We’re trying to use this as…

Fifth-graders at Saint James learn robotics

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Fifth-graders at Saint James Elementary are learning about robotics with LEGOs. SJES principal Larry Shouse was familiar with LEGO robotics. “I thought that would be a great enrichment project,” he said. The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation donated $2,500 in December for the LEGO robotics program Cecelia Harkey requested in…

Citizens Committee expanding efforts on school bond

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The Citizens Committee for Education’s campaigning for the proposed $44.6 million school bond spread beyond fundraising this week, with the launch of a Web site and the arrival of “Vote Yes” T-shirts. At the Citizens Committee meeting Monday, executive director of construction for Lincoln County Schools, Darrell Gettys, presented a…

Adventures of Nature Boy

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Main Street program gets accredited again

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For the 10th consecutive year, the City of Lincolnton has been named an accredited National Main Street Program by the National Main Street Trust Center. Lincolnton has also been recognized as a North Carolina Main Street City once again, a designation the city has held since 1995. “The North Carolina…

Home destroyed in Saturday fire

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A lightning strike early Saturday morning could be the cause of a fire that left a home in ruins. “It’s still under investigation, but neighbors reported that lightning was seen in the area,” said Susan Spake, director of Lincoln County Emergency Management. Spake says that the fire at 3529 Crouse…

Winston-Salem singer wins vocal competition

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Marvin Kehler of Winston-Salem beat out 12 competitors and took home a $1,500 cash prize at the sixth annual Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Kehler, a native of California, recently made his debut with the Piedmont Opera as Giuseppi in “La Traviata.” The competition was founded…

6 Lincolnton students headed for D.C.

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Six students from Lincolnton High School have received statewide honors and have been invited to participate in academic competition in Washington, D.C. The LHS High-Q team placed first in the Western North Carolina Knowledge Bowl at Mars Hill College for two Saturdays at the beginning of the month. Traveling team…