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County committee selections made

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Appointments to Lincoln County’s Board of Health and Natural Resources Committee recently were approved. Margaret Dollar, county health director, recommended two members be appointed to the Board of Health. Dr. Cordell Scott II, who serves in the children’s clinic of Lincoln Dental Health Services, was recommended to replace Dr. Jack…

Health educator’s mission is sex ed

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Public health educator Mercedes Murray has several priority areas at the Lincoln County Health Department, but one is clearly her passion. Murray, a graduate of Illinois University with a master’s degree in public health, is working in Lincoln County through a Healthy Carolinians grant. The priority areas in which she…

Home on the lake? You pay more

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Matt and Connie Zmijewski said building a home on the shores of Lake Norman was a dream come true. But reality smacked the couple in the pocketbook after they received notice that the county reassessed their property. Their 4,000 square-foot home near Unity Church Road nearly tripled in value to…

Pricey view from manufactured home

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John Rowley may now be one of the wealthiest manufactured home owners in Lincoln County. His 1982 Titan model singlewide composed of particleboard and beige vinyl siding is valued at $50,000. But it’s sitting on roughly a half-million dollars in real estate. Perched on a cove off Cindy Lane with…

Two eighth-graders qualify for talent ID program at Duke

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Lincolnton Middle School eighth-graders Amanda Dango and Stuart Rhea can boast SAT scores some high school students never make. After taking the SAT in seventh grade, Amanda and Stuart both qualified for the Duke Talent Identification Program with their math scores. To qualify for the program, students must score in…

Education Briefs

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SPECIAL THANKS Ann Rhyne, PTA president at S. Ray Lowder, sends out a special thank you to the school’s business partner, CMC-Lincoln. School contacts are Pam Null and Jordan Frye, who helped with the Alumni Dinner Thursday, as well as multiple other activities at S. Ray Lowder. KINDERGARTEN Kindergarten and…

Around Town 2/25/2008

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2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College through March. The majority of the classes are online. For more information visit www.gaston.edu or call (704) 922-6232. ALTRUSA AWARD Completed nomination packets for the 2008 Altrusa Award of Excellence must be received by the Gaston College Foundation office…

A kid`s dream comes to fruition

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If you asked Joe Fletcher when he was a kid what he wanted to be when he grew up, his answer would have been a firefighter. Now that he is all grown up, the answer remains the same. Fletcher, a 2006 graduate of North Lincoln High School, works part time…

50th Anniversary

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Students shine at Special Olympics

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Students from 17 Lincoln County Schools, A Place to Grow and adult group homes were named winners after bowling in the Lincoln County Special Olympics Thursday. “If we can make this day special for them, that’s the ultimate goal for us,” said Jeff Leonhardt, local games coordinator with the Special…