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The following Lincoln County elementary and intermediate schools will host open houses on Aug. 21:

Battleground Elementary, 201 Jeb Seagle Drive: Lincolnton: 5-7 p.m.

Catawba Springs Elementary, 206 N. Little Egypt Road, Denver: 4-6 p.m.

Norris S. Childers Elementary, 2595 Rock Dam Road, Lincolnton: 6-7:30 p.m.; kindergarten at 5:30 p.m.

Iron Station Elementary, 4207 N.C. 27 E, Iron Station: 5:30-7 p.m.

F.D. Jack Kiser Intermediate, 301 Jeb Seagle Road, Lincolnton: 5-7 p.m.

Love Memorial Elementary, 1463 Love Memorial School Road, Lincolnton: 4-6 p.m.; kindergarten at 5 p.m.

North Brook Elementary, 642 N.C. 274, Vale: 4-6 p.m.

Pumpkin Center Intermediate, 3970 King Wilkinson Road, Lincolnton: 5-6:30 p.m.; grade 3 at 5 p.m.; grade 4 at 5:30 p.m.; grade 5 at 6 p.m.

Pumpkin Center Primary, 3980 King Wilkinson Road, Lincolnton: 5-6:30 p.m.

Rock Springs Elementary, 3633 N.C. 16 N., Denver: 5-6:30 p.m.

S. Ray Lowder Elementary, 350 Kennedy Drive, Lincolnton: 5 p.m.

Union Elementary, 4857 Reepsville Road, Vale: 5-6 p.m.

The following schools will hold open houses on Aug. 22:

G.E. Massey Elementary, 130 Newbold St, Lincolnton: 3-6 p.m.

St. James Elementary, 1774 St. James Church Road, Denver: 4-6 p.m.

Catawba and Lincoln County Sheriff's Road and Lake Patrol and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Officers combined their efforts July 26 in patrolling Lake Norman and the surrounding area.

The Lincoln Economic Development Association recently announced the opening of the second rotation of the LEDA Art Invitational '08 that runs through Oct. 31 in the LEDA board room gallery in the new LEDA facility, 502 E. Main St., Lincolnton. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Artists of two-dimensional art who were invited include Karen Banker of Pumpkin Center; Ginny Boyd, Lynn Dermott, Tom Owen, Dene Scott Smith, all of Denver; Zac Vinson , Kae Wright of Lincolnton, and Beth Yarbrough of Lincolnton. All artists selected have either lived or worked in Lincoln County and are professional artists. Mary Whisonant, art history professor, emerita, at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, is serving as the guest curator for the exhibit's second rotation

The inaugural LEDA Art Invitational '08 is a collaborative effort between LEDA and eight invited regional artists. The purpose of the LEDA Art Invitational '08 is to showcase the cultural richness of Lincoln County to outside visitors as well as to local leaders.

The third rotation is scheduled for Nov. 1 through Dec. 31.

Details: Karen Banker 704-906-7266 or; Barry Matherly 704-732-1511 or

The Varsity Lady Mustang Volleyball Team at East Lincoln High School earned its fourth American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2007-08 school year.

This award recognizes high school volleyball teams that display excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. East Lincoln High School was one of three high school girls volleyball teams in North Carolina recognized for this achievement.

Tiffany R. Leonard