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LHS students embrace poetry

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The students involved in Lincolnton High School’s Living Poets Society love the freedom poetry offers them. “I can say anything I want. I don’t have to form a sentence. I don’t have to put periods and commas,” Frank Rujas, a senior, said of his poetry. “It might not follow Webster’s…

Apple Festival Board searching for T-shirt design

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The Lincoln County Apple Festival Board is searching for a local artist to create its 2010 T-shirt. “We’re opening this up, trying to get more input from the people in Lincoln County,” said Joyce Dorsey, liaison to the Apple Festival Board. “It can be anybody from zero to 100 that…

Stoplight set up at key Denver intersection

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Installation of a new stoplight at the intersection of St. James Church Road and N.C. 16 is nearing completion. The N.C. Department of Transportation is finishing up with signal placement and will start building a turn lane when weather conditions improve, said Jackie McSwain, district engineer for DOT. “The signal…

Fundraiser benefits young cancer patient

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The grandmother of an 8-year-old with cancer is using discounts at her business to drum up cash for medical bills. Robbie Caskey, a second-grade student at Maiden Elementary School, was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw in October. His parents have insurance, but the cost of chemotherapy and radiation is…

Rock Springs playground

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Regional Principal of the Year

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Around Town 3/10/2010

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FOOD DRIVE Curves in Denver will be collecting non-perishable food items for the East Lincoln Christian Ministry food pantry during the month of March. For more information, call Camie Stroupe at (704) 483-1301. MISSIONARIES SPEAK Steve and Nellene Carter of Mission Service Core Missionaries will speak on their upcoming mission…

RAD workshop

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Playing the bad guy often results in a real good time

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There is one time it’s OK to be mean, and that’s on the stage. (Well, OK, it’s also okay to be mean to bigots and Nazis and people who are trying to steal babies…or your parking space… OK, there are actually a lot of reasonable reasons to be mean, but…

Charter school prepares for its major fundraising event

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The Lincoln Charter School’s Lincolnton campus will be conducting its biggest fundraiser of the year on March 19. “We kind of let loose and have a good time while we’re eating dinner,” said Judy Smith, principal. “It’s pretty much a family affair with our entire school campus.” The school will…