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Bond would help Kiser, Love, Union

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The proposed school bond referendum would grant a total of $665,000 to Kiser Intermediate, Love Memorial Elementary and Union Elementary. Although these schools would receive far fewer funds than many other schools in the district, principals said they are excited about the possibility of any upgrades. Kiser will receive a…

ROTC students at West Lincoln go to boot camp

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Navy ROTC students at West Lincoln High School recently had a true military experience: boot camp. From March 24 to 28, students traveled to the Marine base at Parris Island, S.C., to “play war games,” as their instructor, Lt. Cmdr. Karl Jordan, put it. “We pretty much got treated like…

Grand opening at Beef O’Brady’s

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Growing through art

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Color and the creative expression of children has filled the galleries at the Lincoln Cultural Center. A Place to Grow’s annual art show will run through April 18. It features the work of the school’s students, many of whom have special needs. Creating art serves as a learning tool and…

Country store to have grand opening

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Cold Springs Country Store’s grand opening celebration will include bluegrass music, dulcimer demonstrations, the “Bottle Brothers” with their antique bottles and, of course, a new country store full of old things. The grand opening is 7 a.m. Saturday at 2018 Fox Creek Trail. It will be an all-day event. The…

Five Generations

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Reach Out Poker Run to benefit orphanages

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On April 19, bikers will ride from Gastonia to Blowing Rock to help kids they’ve never met in countries they’ve probably never been to. Reach Out Orphanage Ministries will hold its first Reach Out Poker Run Saturday, April 19, with funds raised going to orphanages in Honduras and Nepal. “It…

Property owners complain to board

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More than a dozen eastern Lincoln County homeowners turned out to a Monday meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to air frustrations about recent property value increases that will result in higher taxes. As part of a state mandate, Lincoln County in January reappraised all property in Lincoln…

Around Town 4/11/2008

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MEETING The Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Gen. Robert F. Hoke/Gen. William J. Hoke Camp 1616, will have its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Monday at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnton. YARD SALE A multifamily yard sale will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at 1040 Flint Street. DOG WASH The Lincolnton Animal…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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POKER RUN Reach Out Orphanage Ministries will have a Reach Out Poker Run beginning at 10 a.m. April 19. Registration will be at Carolina Harley-Davidson in Gastonia, with other stops including Zipper’s in Lincolnton and Iron Thunder Saloon in Hickory. The cost is $25 per person/per poker hand. Those who…