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Schools committee discusses preservation of birch trees

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The meeting of the school board’s Building and Site Committee varied from the usual discussion of construction to topics in which the school system could preserve nature, particularly river birch trees. Darrell Gettys, executive director of facilities, reported to the committee that a 3-acre stretch beside the school bus garage…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will host its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Denver United Methodist Church in Denver. Cost is $11. For more information, call (704) 491-9109. DABA after-hours The Denver Area Business Association will host a coffee connection from 8:30 a.m. to…

No cause discovered for blaze at popular Maiden restaurant

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Investigators recently completed an investigation into what started an early morning fire at the popular Brookwood Family Restaurant. “At this time, we aren’t sure of the exact cause of the fire,” said J. David Pruitt, Catawba County fire marshal. “The investigation was completed with the cause being unknown.” The March…

East Lincoln grad has fast transition to model and actor

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When Payton Brady graduated from East Lincoln High School last June, he didn’t waste much time hanging around. He moved to Los Angeles on July 22, and by October, he was filming the reality TV show “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.” “It all just happened kind of quick,” Brady, 19,…

Bond puts $5.7 million in high schools

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If the $44.6 million school bond passes on May 6, $5,742,300 will be split among the four high schools, with an expansion of East Lincoln’s cafeteria. Mainly, the three older schools need repairs. East Lincoln would receive the largest sum at $3,787,300, to be spent, aside from the expansion, on…

Construction II students help build Habitat home

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Students in Construction II at Lincoln County School of Technology aren’t earning grades by sitting in class; they’ve helped build a house this semester. In fact, the house is the 18th built for Lincoln County’s new chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The last day of construction was Wednesday, and construction…

Education Briefs

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BOE WORK SESSION The Board of Education will have its March work session at 6 p.m. at the central office. For more information, call the central office at (704) 732-2261. CHORAL CONCERT East Lincoln High School will have its choral concert at 7 p.m. at a location to be announced.…

Around Town 3/17/2008

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EASTER EGG HUNT City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation will sponsor the 61st annual Easter egg hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Betty G. Ross Park. Children will be divided into two age groups: 6-9 years old and 5 and under. Prizes will be awarded in each age group…

Crocheting Class

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Retired seniors stay active

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Just because people retire from work doesn’t mean they have to retire from life. Lincoln County Senior Services offers plenty of opportunities to keep seniors happy and active. “We just have so many groups,” Director Karen Leonhardt said of the organization, which is housed in the Lincoln County Senior Center…