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4-H Plans Washington Trip

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Looking for the perfect summer venture? Join Lincoln County 4-H on a trip to Washington, DC. Local 4-H families are planning a trip, “The Wonders of Washington,” for Aug. 4 through 7. Participants will stay at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Md. and enjoy touring and educational programs…

Charter School sophomore sells art

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Wes McLawhorn is selling his art already, and he hasn’t finished high school yet. The Lincoln Charter School sophomore “created a sculpture out of discarded car parts,” his art teacher, Nina Cartee, said. While on display at the Plaza-Midwood Kids’ Art Crawl, Wes sold the piece to an architect and…

Pumpkin Center, Iron Station in line for school bond aid

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Iron Station Elementary and the Pumpkin Center Schools are slated to receive $3.18 million of the $44.6 million school bond if voters approve it May 6. Iron Station expects an 8,000 square-foot addition with six classrooms, a teacher workroom and restrooms. Along with the addition will be furniture, updated technology,…

West Lincoln horn player qualifies for All-State Band

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Beth Qualls has played baritone horn in high school band for only a year and a half, but she is the only West Lincoln High School student who qualified for the All-State Band. Qualls, a sophomore, not only will be the sole representative of her school; she also will play…

Lincolnton junior to represent school at summer honors camp

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Lincolnton High School junior Nora Nordmark will represent the school’s Air Force ROTC at an honors camp this summer. Cadet Senior Airman Nordmark will attend the Aerospace and Technology Honors Camp from July 26 through 31 at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City. The camp is co-sponsored by the…

Education Briefs

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PALADIN SALES DOWN The 2007-08 Paladin, North Lincoln High School’s nationally acclaimed yearbook, is available, and sales are at an all-time low. Books are pre-ordered and can be purchased from any yearbook staff member in the yearbook room for $75. The staff member who sells the largest number of yearbooks…

100th birthday

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Truck driver hurt when unloading

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A truck driver was emergency airlifted after a large tree trunk he was unloading at an east Lincoln County timber yard reportedly fell on him, according to emergency officials. The unidentified man was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Charlotte. His condition remains unknown, emergency officials said. The accident occurred around 1:30…

2007 tax return needed for rebate

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Most Americans have heard about the 2008 Internal Revenue Service economic stimulus tax rebate checks, but some senior citizens aren’t sure how to go about receiving them. “They know something about it, but they don’t know what to do,” said Karen Leonhardt, director of Lincoln County Senior Services. Many of…

Most wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Keymandy Williamson Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections for possession with the intent to sell…