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Denver gets family touch in car care

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A local family makes automotive care easier for Denver residents. Judy Yarbrough, co-owner of Yarbrough Automotive and Truck Service, said the company offers free pick up and delivery to locals and business owners. “It’s really convenient for those who work during the day and can’t make it to a service…

Lady Mustang knew how to give and take

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Rachel Denton hasn’t been a Lady Mustang long but the time she has spent with the team has been valuable. “Rachel was defensive-minded and all about what can I do to help this team and get the ball where it needs to go?” East Lincoln head coach Deidrea LeGrand said,…

4-Hers take on task of sewing

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Members of 4-H learned the art of sewing during three separate programs held Monday and Tuesday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “I was a 4-Her. My daughter was a 4-Her, and this is my way of giving back,” said Joann Brooks, who helped teach the classes. Brooks, along…

Around Town 3/24/2008

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QUILT GUILD The Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets 10 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of each month at the Lincoln County Senior Center, located at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 Aspen St., Lincolnton. Annual dues are $15. Guild members are there to teach and encourage those interested…

Paying his way paid off

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When George Edwards was around 13 years old, he got his first job. It wasn’t because he was ready to enter the working world. It was because he wanted to go to college. “I told my mom when I was in eighth grade I wanted to go to college,” said…

60th anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Putnam will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 27. They were married in 1948 at High Shoals Church of God. They have two children, Melissa Groves and husband Lee of Dallas and Randy Putnam and wife Debra of Vale. Grandchildren are Tara, Jacob and Noble. Step-grandchildren…

Rock Springs in line for $1.6 million

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If Lincoln County’s $44.6 million bond passes in May, Rock Springs Elementary in Denver would receive $1,605,350. In addition to more space, the school also needs extensive repairs. Rock Springs’ proposed 8,000-square-foot addition is not just needed – it’s legally required. At 111 percent enrollment capacity, Rock Springs is the…

Battle of the Books competition heats up

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The Battle of the Books teams at Union Elementary and West Lincoln Middle schools have far surpassed the old advice not to judge a book by its cover. In fact, these students know everything there is to know about the books they read in preparation for competition. Both groups won…

Principals ad punctuality guideline

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Since the beginning of exam exemptions, students have had to maintain grades and attendance. Recently, however, high school principals requested that punctuality be added to the expectations of students allowed to exempt. Initially, the Board of Education’s Policy Committee questioned the point of allowing exemptions. School board member Carl Robinson…

Teachers would promote, retain under new policy

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This spring, North Carolina’s end-of-grade tests will not determine whether Lincoln County students will be promoted to the next grade. If the temporary policy change is approved by the Board of Education, teacher recommendation will promote a child to the next grade or retain him in the same grade for…