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Schools adapting to realities of tighter budgets

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All summer, school officials have been worried about the system’s cut budget. “I think on the minds of every educator, particularly in Lincoln County, has been the budget and will we be able to hold onto individuals rather than have a reduction in force,” said David Martin, superintendent for Lincoln…

New boat law to affect Lake Norman recreation

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Mark Loftin and Jeffrey Stewart Jr., both of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, have seen all types of boaters on Lake Norman. They have seen the safe drivers who know how to handle a powerful boat. But they have also seen young teenagers driving boats around Lake Norman without parental…

New traffic patterns annoying one neighborhood

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The first section of the new N.C. 16 north of N.C. 73 has opened, and it’s bringing unwanted traffic through a Denver subdivision filled with small children, according to a local resident. Adam Coleman has lived in the Villages of Denver for almost three years. He and his wife are…

Donuts the new project for former builders

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Mitch Edmondson and Scott Glasscox are used to building residential and commercial structures. Now, they are creating warm, homemade donuts covered in sugary glazes and sweet toppings. At their business, Family Dough Donuts, customers can create their own unique donut, from a standard honey glaze to blueberry glaze with cinnamon…

Around Town 8/12/2009

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HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to benefit the Hesed House of Hope will be sold through Saturday at Carolina Trust Bank, First Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank. Tickets are $1 and the winning ticket will receive half of the proceeds from ticket sales. The drawing will be held Aug.…

Denver restaurateur adds fish to revamped Charlie’s Chicken

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Charlie’s Chicken and Seafood has opened in Maiden, under the ownership of a family with business ties to Denver. Mike Pitsikoulis and his son, Pete, own the eatery, which serves a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner platters. The restaurant specializes in seafood, particularly fish dishes. Pitsikoulis, and wife, Ronda,…

Around Town 8/10/2009

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HESED HOUSE RAFFLE Raffle tickets to benefit the Hesed House of Hope will be sold through Saturday at Carolina Trust Bank, First Federal Savings Bank and Peoples Bank. Tickets are $1 and the winning ticket will receive half of the proceeds from ticket sales. The drawing will be held Aug.…

50th anniversary

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Dean Forrest Ward and Saundra McAlister Ward celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 2. The Wards were married May 2, 1959 at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton. The couple was honored with a reception at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton May 3. Their chidlren are Jeff Ward of Lincolnton, Wendy…

95th birthday

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Lincoln County schools 2009-10 calendar

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The following are special dates for the 2009-10 Lincoln County Schools’ academic year: Aug. 18 – Optional workday Aug. 19, 20, 21, 24 – Mandatory workdays Aug. 25 – First day of school for students Sept. 7 – Labor Day (holiday) Sept. 28 – Interim report cards sent home Oct.…