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Hissom selected for Duke TIP

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Zane Hissom, an eighth-grader at Lincolnton Middle School, has big plans for the summer. Selected by the Duke Talent Identification Program in fifth grade from his fourth-grade end-of-grade test scores, Zane plans to attend his first summer program this year. “We got the packet, and my parents said, ‘You should…

North Brook work costs $1.6 million

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North Brook Elementary will receive $1,615,350 of the $44.6 million bond if the referendum passes May 6. A large chunk of that money will go to a six-classroom addition with additional restroom facilities and classrooms for exceptional children. Throughout the bond process, Superintendent Dr. David Martin has said that although…

A world of experience

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Franklin Herndon was born and raised in Lincolnton, but he spent a good portion of his life living in a very different – and much larger – place: New York City. Yet after many years living in the Big Apple, Herndon returned to small town life, and he’s never looked…

‘Sound of Music’ to be staged at North Lincoln

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The stage was alive during the final dress rehearsal when Morgan Roberts sang as Maria in “The Sound of Music.” Roberts, a senior, has participated in plays at North Lincoln High School since she was a freshman. Her parts have included a Silly Girl in “Beauty and the Beast,” Rizzo…

Schools, county meet on budget

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At the first meeting of school budget discussions Wednesday night, a face-off between school and county officials seemed likely, if not inevitable. Members of the Lincoln County Board of Education gathered on one side of the table in the Central Office conference room, and county officials gathered on the other…

Around Town 3/7/2008

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of a Civil War essay competition. For an application, contact Dan Bolick at 430 W. 20th St., Newton, NC 28658, or call (828) 464-1440 during the day or (828)…

Playing with mud

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Bobbie Black believes she was born with a love of pottery flowing through her veins. The Denver potter, who owns Bh Black Pottery, grew up a creative spirit. She painted and drew. She performed elaborate shows “on the coffee table most likely,” with changes in costume, music and scenery. She…

Health fair held

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Lincoln County employees attended a health fair Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center for a variety of reasons. Some wanted to take advantage of the free health screenings. Others wanted the free Fatz Cafй lunch. Still others were excited about the five-minute massages. Carlos Woodard, a county maintenance…

Heafner-Williams 2006 champ wins big in New York City

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Erich Rene Barbera walked on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, faced thousands of people – including prestigious judges – and ended up with $15,000 and a few very impressive auditions. “I was a little taken aback,” Barbera said of first facing the nearly-full audience at the 4,000-seat opera house.…

Lincoln school bond compared to others

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The Citizens Committee for Education recently discussed how Lincoln County’s bond compares to bonds other school districts request. Citizen member David Baxter, from Denver, mentioned Cabarrus County. “We have the same problems,” he said, adding that the last he heard about Cabarrus County’s bond conversations involved a price tag of…