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West Lincoln choir hosts Spring Fling festival

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An idea to raise money for the West Lincoln High School choir turned into something much larger. The West Lincoln choir will host the West Lincoln Spring Fling Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the WLHS stadium, or the gymnasium if it rains. From 10 a.m. to…

‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS’

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‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC’

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Hissom selected for Duke TIP

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Zane Hissom, an eighth-grader at Lincolnton Middle School, has big plans for the summer. Selected by the Duke Talent Identification Program in fifth grade from his fourth-grade end-of-grade test scores, Zane plans to attend his first summer program this year. “We got the packet, and my parents said, ‘You should…

North Brook work costs $1.6 million

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North Brook Elementary will receive $1,615,350 of the $44.6 million bond if the referendum passes May 6. A large chunk of that money will go to a six-classroom addition with additional restroom facilities and classrooms for exceptional children. Throughout the bond process, Superintendent Dr. David Martin has said that although…

Lincoln school bond compared to others

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The Citizens Committee for Education recently discussed how Lincoln County’s bond compares to bonds other school districts request. Citizen member David Baxter, from Denver, mentioned Cabarrus County. “We have the same problems,” he said, adding that the last he heard about Cabarrus County’s bond conversations involved a price tag of…

‘Steel Magnolias’ to be presented at East Lincoln

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The six young women chatting and laughing as they talked about putting on “Steel Magnolias” have lots in common with the women they portray. The playbill says, “the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama.” Similarly, the friendships that have developed among Bev Jones, who plays…

‘Sound of Music’ to be staged at North Lincoln

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The stage was alive during the final dress rehearsal when Morgan Roberts sang as Maria in “The Sound of Music.” Roberts, a senior, has participated in plays at North Lincoln High School since she was a freshman. Her parts have included a Silly Girl in “Beauty and the Beast,” Rizzo…

Schools, county meet on budget

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At the first meeting of school budget discussions Wednesday night, a face-off between school and county officials seemed likely, if not inevitable. Members of the Lincoln County Board of Education gathered on one side of the table in the Central Office conference room, and county officials gathered on the other…

Around Town 3/7/2008

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of a Civil War essay competition. For an application, contact Dan Bolick at 430 W. 20th St., Newton, NC 28658, or call (828) 464-1440 during the day or (828)…