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YMCA hopes to get America moving

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA will kick off “STEPtember” on the morning of the Lincoln County Apple Festival. “Our goal is really to get the community active,” Donna Sossano, senior wellness member experience director, said. “STEPtember” is part of America on the Move Week, a nationwide health initiative spearheaded by…

Owner never imagined he’d run business

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After moving to the United States in 1971, George Beligrinis said he “never imagined” that he would become a business owner. “When I got to this country from Greece, I didn’t speak much English and didn’t know what to do so I started working in a restaurant,” Beligrinis said. “I…

Bids received for last 10 miles of new N.C. 16

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The bids are officially in and the clock will soon be ticking to construct the last 10 miles of the new N.C. 16, a project planners say will dramatically change traffic and life in east Lincoln County. On Tuesday, Charlotte-based Blythe Construction Inc. entered the lowest of three bids for…

Blind student places second in art contest

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After placing in a national art contest, 14-year-old Mitch Brooks said he looks forward to accepting his award in Kentucky. Mitch, a freshman at North Lincoln High School, entered the American Print House for the Blind’s art contest as an eighth-grade student at the middle school. The APH is the…

Intern on mission for Obama election

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Anna Stoudemire didn’t grow up in Lincoln County, but she’s here now, and she’s on a mission. “I grew up in Atlanta,” Stoudemire said. “My dad grew up here.” Her father, Alan “Zeke” Stoudemire, was well known in the community, as are her aunt, Sylvia Wallace, and grandmother, Louise Stoudemire,…

Around Town 9/15/2008

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REVIVAL Revival services will be at 7 p.m. today and every night through Friday this week at Welcome Baptist Church., 500 E. Cloninger St., Dallas. There will be special singing and preaching with Dr. Jason Coley For more information, call the Rev. Earl Payne at (704) 712-8205. BUILDING NETWORKS The…

Hillbilly Hotrodders fight cancer

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The Laney family of Maiden is no stranger to cancer. According to Natine Laney, her husband, Dale, is a cancer survivor. Her son, Mike, has suffered from leukemia, which, thankfully, is in remission. Natine, Dale and Mike Laney are also car lovers, and they’ve found a way to combine their…

More space equals more learning at More at Four

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There’s more room in Lincoln County’s More at Four classrooms, which help at-risk children prepare for kindergarten. “Teachers say it does wonders,” said Heath Belcher, principal of Childers Elementary School. The elementary school is just one of 12 More at Four locations in Lincoln County, and the pre-kindergarten program has…

Students studying U.S. Constitution

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Students across the United States will be studying the founding of their country this week. “It’s just important to know the beginning history of our country and how we’re free,” said Ruby Parker, co-chairman of the Jacob Forney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. “Hopefully we can stay…

City Council approves student advisory board

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Lincolnton City Council approved members of the 2008-09 City of Lincolnton Student Advisory Council at a meeting held Thursday night. The council is made up of five students each from Lincolnton, West Lincoln, East Lincoln and North Lincoln high schools and two students from Lincoln Charter School. There are also…