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400 expected to bicycle for Sally’s Y fund

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When Keith Isenberg heard that Sally’s Y was close to its fundraising finish line, the 31-year-old co-owner of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate shop in Denver, knew he wanted to help. Though he couldn’t afford the estimated $1 million check needed to close the final gap for the…

Battle of the Books competition heats up

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The Battle of the Books teams at Union Elementary and West Lincoln Middle schools have far surpassed the old advice not to judge a book by its cover. In fact, these students know everything there is to know about the books they read in preparation for competition. Both groups won…

Around Town 3/24/2008

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QUILT GUILD The Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets 10 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of each month at the Lincoln County Senior Center, located at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 Aspen St., Lincolnton. Annual dues are $15. Guild members are there to teach and encourage those interested…

Paying his way paid off

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When George Edwards was around 13 years old, he got his first job. It wasn’t because he was ready to enter the working world. It was because he wanted to go to college. “I told my mom when I was in eighth grade I wanted to go to college,” said…

60th anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Putnam will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 27. They were married in 1948 at High Shoals Church of God. They have two children, Melissa Groves and husband Lee of Dallas and Randy Putnam and wife Debra of Vale. Grandchildren are Tara, Jacob and Noble. Step-grandchildren…

Rock Springs in line for $1.6 million

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If Lincoln County’s $44.6 million bond passes in May, Rock Springs Elementary in Denver would receive $1,605,350. In addition to more space, the school also needs extensive repairs. Rock Springs’ proposed 8,000-square-foot addition is not just needed – it’s legally required. At 111 percent enrollment capacity, Rock Springs is the…

Easter egg hunt at Betty G. Ross Park an annual tradition

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The Easter Bunny plans to hide more than 2,000 eggs in Betty G. Ross Park this Saturday, and it’s up to the children of Lincolnton to find them. “You have anywhere from say 75 to 100 kids running around, and it’s just like one massive search,” said Nathan Eurey, program…

Genealogy class to help participants research family trees

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The author of two family genealogy books will speak 7 p.m. March 26 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Wilma Ratchford Craig of Gaston County will discuss her experiences researching her family tree. “I think it helps you to know who you are. It’s been really fascinating,” Craig said.…

LEDA honors Lincoln businesses

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Several Lincoln County businesses were honored by the Lincoln Economic Development Association at its Milestone Achievement Awards, held Thursday at Court Street Grille in Lincolnton. According to Crystal Gettys, existing business manager for LEDA, the awards are given out each year to honor manufacturers and distributors celebrating an anniversary of…

Principals ad punctuality guideline

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Since the beginning of exam exemptions, students have had to maintain grades and attendance. Recently, however, high school principals requested that punctuality be added to the expectations of students allowed to exempt. Initially, the Board of Education’s Policy Committee questioned the point of allowing exemptions. School board member Carl Robinson…