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Schools might raise fees for using facilities

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If the Board of Education accepts the Policy Committee’s recommendation, community groups will face increased fees for use of school facilities. “We haven’t updated our policy and procedures with respect to community use of school facilities since 1995,” Steve Zickefoose, assistant superintendent of business, told the committee at its Monday…

N.Y. transplants start another Lighthouse

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After moving from New York, Susan and Jim Cady missed their business, the Lighthouse Station. In June, the Cadys took the Lighthouse Station’s old sign out of their garage and opened up shop in Denver. Four shops, including an ice cream parlor, the Pigeon Sisters, Inspirations and Captain Jim’s, make…

Three assistant principals named by School Board

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The Lincoln County Board of Education appointed three assistant principals for North Lincoln schools at its meeting Monday. Timothy Beam and Misha Rogers will be assistant principals at North Lincoln Middle School and Debbie Smith will be assistant principal at North Lincoln High School. Beam is moving from his position…

Bethea hopes to grow for Mustangs

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Last season, rising junior Kendell Bethea was a bright, young player on the East Lincoln Mustangs junior varsity basketball team. This season, he’ll be expected to bring that same competitiveness and play-making ability to the Mustangs at the varsity level. “I feel pretty positive but [I’ve] still got a lot…

Public transportation comes to Lincoln

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Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Riverkeeper training The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is hosting its final “Muddy Water Watch” training session tonight at the Sherrills Ford Volunteer Fire Department. For information visit muddywaterwatch.org or call (704) 489-2911. Friends of library presentation The Friends of the Library group will host a presentation on the non-profit…

Alive After Five

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United Way moves forward in search for executive head

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The United Way of Lincoln County is one step closer to finding a permanent executive director. An Executive Search Committee, which includes United Way board members and representatives from several of its member agencies, has been formed. Applications will be accepted through this week. The screening and interviewing process is…

Farmer`s Market

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Residential construction slows down

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The home building explosion that fueled record growth in east Lincoln County has come to a precipitous halt with housing permits reaching their lowest levels in nearly a decade, according to county statistics. Developers requested 47 housing permits countywide in June, nearly half the number drawn (79) during same month…