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CMC SCHOLARSHIPS Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln has expanded scholarship offerings to include two new scholarships in programs for pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech language pathology. CMC-Lincoln has awarded several annual $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in degreed clinical healthcare programs. For more information, contact human resources at (704) 732-5518.…

Shag dancing growing in Denver

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A lot of people associate the shag, the popular dance born on the coasts of both Carolinas, with one of the area’s most famous destinations: Myrtle Beach. But there’s a place in Denver where shagging takes center stage two nights a week, and it’s becoming more popular each week. “We…

63rd wedding anniversary

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John C. Rudisill Jr. and Marcella “Teeny” Weaver Rudisill celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary May 8 with a family dinner at Lineberger’s Steak House. They were married May 8, 1945, which was Victory Europe Day, in York, S.C. J.C. served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is…

ELHS recycles 5 tons of paper

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Through the work of a few students, East Lincoln High School recycled more than five tons of paper this school year. The East Lincoln Science club began with a few members, and science teacher Robert Chapp. Those few members have completed a successful recycling project, built a trebuchet roughly half…

Poppy power

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Fundraiser fashion show draws 100 at Denver church

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Models ranging in age from 7 to 97 showed off spring fashions Sunday at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver. The fundraiser fashion show featured clothes from Dress Barn and Julie’s, a boutique in Birkdale. It concluded with 12 vintage fashions. “We had outfits from Medieval times clear up…

Three school principals appointed

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The appointment of three principals to Lincoln County Schools at a special called meeting of the Board of Education will leave Union Elementary without one. Kirby Oldham, who has been principal of Union for five years, was appointed to be the principal at G.E. Massey Elementary. Sandy Johnson, the current…

School immunization rules change

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North Carolina’s lawmakers have made several changes to the rules regarding vaccination of school-aged children, including college students. These rule changes will go into effect in the 2008-09 school year. A booster dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) vaccine is required for the following individuals: n All students…

Lincoln schools seek advance on bond funds

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The Building and Site Committee of the Lincoln County Board of Education ended two of its discussions with resolutions to ask the county for money. One request will be an advance for bond funds. The county does not expect to receive funds from the $44.6 million bond until fall, but…

Lincoln receives money for food, shelter programs

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Lincoln County has been awarded $19,888 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. A National Board chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made the selection. The board was charged to lend funds suitable by Congress to help expand food and shelter programs in high-need areas. The National Board…