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Local dancers earn national titles

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Alternative Steps Dance Studio in Lincolnton brought home national titles after competing this weekend at the Dance Machine National Performing Arts Championship. The four-day competition was held in Wilkesboro. Students won 16 national awards and four overall awards, including third place overall for a clogging routine, “Girlfriend,” second place overall…

SHORELINE CALENDAR

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CLUBS, GROUPS Meeting on future of N.C. 16 Lincoln County planners will hold a community input meeting on the future plans for business N.C. 16 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. July 17 at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver. Call (704) 736-8472. Riverkeeper training The Catawba Riverkeepers Foundation will host…

Break-ins prompt warning

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Sheriff’s officials are reminding residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuable items after a rash of break-ins this weekend in the Cowans Ford area. From electronics and computers to clothing, suspects took a wide variety of items from at least five vehicles parked on Turnberry Lane and Club Drive…

Third-graders learn about Junior Achievement

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During the 2007-08 school year, volunteers from the community taught all third-grade classes in Lincoln County about business. Volunteers worked through the Junior Achievement program, teaching children seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics and character, financial literacy and career development. Lincoln County volunteers also taught students about…

Around Town 7/7/2008

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Hardin Baptist Church, Dallas, is adding two new programs to its children’s ministry this fall. There will be a half-day preschool for children ages 2 to 4 that will include the ABeka curriculum, music, art, sign language a snack and free play. An after school program for elementary-age…

Young Graduates

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Restaurant owner donating to Lincoln Christian Ministry

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Most people know that when economic times get tough, non-profit groups like Christian Ministry of Lincoln County are often the first to feel the pinch. One local business owner is doing his part to pick up the slack. Kelly Quach, who owns Japan Express in Lincolnton along with his brother,…

Senior Center has numerous activities lined up this month

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The Lincoln County Senior Center has several activities planned for its seniors this month. The center will be offering a trip to Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee. “The center’s taken this trip for about five years now,” Marti Hovis, program and services coordinator for the Senior Center, said. “We always have…

Crouse woman grows tomatoes ‘big and ugly’

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Wanda Avery has spent her retirement digging in the dirt. “I just like seeing things grow, and I enjoy seeing people at the market,” she said. Avery and her husband, Bob, have grown fruits and vegetables for the Lincoln County Farmers Market’s Lincolnton location since 2000. They’ve been gardening at…

Around Town 7/4/2008

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Hardin Baptist Church, Dallas, is adding two new programs to its children’s ministry this fall. There will be a half-day preschool for children ages 2 to 4 that will include the ABeka curriculum, music, art, sign language a snack and free play. An afterschool program for elementary-age children…