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Local artist’s opening draws interest

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The work of local artist Don Olsen is proving so popular, organizers of his upcoming art opening are insisting people RSVP by Monday. “He’s a great wood turner,” said Jason Harpe, director of the Lincoln County Historical Association and one of the event’s organizers. “The guy’s work is phenomenal and…

Around Town 2/4/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College from now through March. The majority of the classes are online. For more information visit www.gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6232. LSWA OPEN HOUSE Open house and kindergarten registration will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Long Shoals…

50th Anniversary

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Ex-football player finds new passion

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There was a time when Damien Forney was focused on one and only one thing: football. “I was always wanting to play football,” said Forney, who played at Lincolnton High School. After graduating in 2002, Forney attended Appalachian State University. He says he made the football team there and thought…

Math program assists parents

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Pumpkin Center Intermediate School hosted a parent math night Thursday to encourage parents to teach their children state standards at home. Approximately 30 parents attended, and each family received a Family Kit with a copy of The North Carolina Standard Course of Study with suggested activities at the end of…

Education Briefs

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STUDENTS’ MEDICINE The school board’s policy committee voted Monday, Jan. 28 to recommend a revised policy to the board. The revised policy does not allow any school official to give any student medicine without a note from the student’s doctor. Mr. Rusty Beam is the chairman of the school board’s…

Woman charged in hit, run

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One local woman has been charged in an accident that killed a pedestrian Wednesday morning. Gracie Nicole White, 24, Vale, was charged with felony hit-and-run and driving with a revoked license, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said. Around 1:25 a.m., White struck Jimmy Cornell Robinson, 49, Claremont, who was traveling…

Helping Hands celebrates fifth anniversary

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Dr. John T. Warlick III was honored with the Dr. Leary Reid Achievement Award for his service to the clinic. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Susie Burgess was named the Helping Hands Volunteer of the Year at a banquet held Thursday night, which also celebrated the clinic’s fifth anniversary. Chris…

‘Credit Cents’ teaches economics

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Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer Lincoln County residents the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of credit, debt and identity theft. The Credit Cents seminar is designed to give people some of the tools they need to fix financial woes and get back on track. “This is a four-part…

New LEDA building

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