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Gatlin gets scholarship at district band clinic

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Instrumentalists from Lincoln County high schools recently participated in the All-District Band clinic and concert, and Beth Gatlin of North Lincoln High School was awarded the prestigious Howren Scholarship. The scholarship will provide Gatlin full tuition to the month-long Cannon Music Camp at Appalachian State University this summer. North Lincoln…

Volunteer paramedic recovering in hospital

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It has been almost two weeks since six local teens found mentor Ken Morrison in cardiac arrest. Morrison has been moved out of the Coronary Care Unit to a regular room at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, Ted Mankowski, operations manager for Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services, said in a…

Around Town 2/4/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College from now through March. The majority of the classes are online. For more information visit www.gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6232. LSWA OPEN HOUSE Open house and kindergarten registration will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Long Shoals…

50th Anniversary

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Ex-football player finds new passion

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There was a time when Damien Forney was focused on one and only one thing: football. “I was always wanting to play football,” said Forney, who played at Lincolnton High School. After graduating in 2002, Forney attended Appalachian State University. He says he made the football team there and thought…

Math program assists parents

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Pumpkin Center Intermediate School hosted a parent math night Thursday to encourage parents to teach their children state standards at home. Approximately 30 parents attended, and each family received a Family Kit with a copy of The North Carolina Standard Course of Study with suggested activities at the end of…

Education Briefs

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STUDENTS’ MEDICINE The school board’s policy committee voted Monday, Jan. 28 to recommend a revised policy to the board. The revised policy does not allow any school official to give any student medicine without a note from the student’s doctor. Mr. Rusty Beam is the chairman of the school board’s…

Middle School Madness, clubs cater to tweens, teens

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA is catering to tweens and teens in 2008, and so far, it’s receiving rave reviews. First, there is Middle School Madness, a once-a-month Friday night party. Approximately 50 middle schoolers attended the January event, which included a dance and a dodge-ball tournament. “I liked that…

Assisted living community to open in spring

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Moving from one residence to another is always a trying experience, but it can be especially difficult for seniors going into assisted living. “I think it’s a tough decision to bring loved ones from their home, and we want to make this a smooth transition,” said Johnnie Bolick, marketing director…

Extension hosts new workshop

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The Cooperative Extension is bringing in a little outside help for its Health Heart Series, which starts Tuesday. Melinda Houser, an extension agent, will teach two out of the three classes. Special guest Tone Duncan, who is originally from Japan, will teach the third class. “I’ll try to introduce some…