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Question Of The Week

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Eric Hagler, Denver: “I’d say it would be a very small portion of the qualifications I would look at. I think it sets up too many opportunities for disagreement. I don’t think you should set one side of the county against the other. I think you’ve got to look at…

Around Town 4/30/2008

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FUNDRAISER Howards Creek’s annual yard sale, bake sale and silent auction from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Howards Creek Community Center. Proceeds will be used for building and grounds maintenance. Beverages will be available for sale. The center is five miles west of Lincolnton off N.C.…

SHORELINE SPORTS
Glass takes steps toward leadership role

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Rebekka Glass is only a sophomore, but already she is learning life’s lessons that come with playing competitive soccer at the varsity level. East Lincoln head coach Jason Dragoon said Glass is one of the top 11 players in the 1A through 4A region in his opinion, but he said…

Special Olympics fun for all

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A total of 288 athletes competed Friday at Lincolnton High School, and every single one earned a gold medal. Participants in the 2008 Lincoln County Special Olympics Spring Games jumped, threw balls and bean bags, ran their hearts out and were rewarded for their efforts. “They love to win just…

SHORELINE – RELIGION
‘Praise Him’ conference set for women

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A few years ago, Shirley Lynn, a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Denver, saw author, speaker and singer Renee Scheidt at a conference. Now, she’s arranged for Scheidt to be the speaker at New Hope Baptist’s first ever women’s conference, dubbed “Praise Him” and scheduled for 5 p.m.…

Honoring Vietnam veterans

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Veterans of the Vietnam War will be honored 6:30 p.m. Friday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Special speakers at the Vietnam Era Recognition Day will be Medal of Honor recipients Cmdr. Sgt. Maj. Gary Latrell and Lt. Col. Bruce Crandell. They both served in the Vietnam War. “It’s…

SHORELINE – EDUCATION
Charter School prom not your average night

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Lincoln Charter School is not throwing the average high school prom. This year’s senior class is the first to go through all four years of high school at LCS, so the juniors wanted to give them a special prom. Juniors Jordon Honeycutt, Andrew Sadler, Blake Ross and Kurstin Murphy and…

Lincolnton manager proposes rate cut

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City Manager Jeff Emory proposed a $0.55 per $100 valuation property tax rate – one cent less than the current rate – at a City of Lincolnton budget work session held Friday at Lincolnton City Hall. “This has been a tradition for the past several years,” Emory said of his…

Education Briefs

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STRAWBERRY FEST Denver’s 23rd Annual Strawberry Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at East Lincoln High School. This is the East Lincoln High School Parent-Teacher Organization’s only fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit the school library. The PTO is seeking vendors and entertainment. For more information,…

Bond addresses bus garage, Title IX

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In the series of articles about the school bond referendum, an amount of $25,789,000 has been explored for renovations, additions and routine repairs to existing schools. With a $44.6 million bond referendum on the ballot May 6, that leaves $18,811,000. The schools have plans for that money as well. The…