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Ivan shuts down festival, closes schools

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Storms to linger through weekend Hurricane Ivan blew into Lincoln County early this morning, bringing with it strong wind and heavy rain. “We’re in for at least a weekend of rainy, windy weather,” said Susan Spake, director of Emergency Management. More bands of wind and thunder are expected this afternoon.…

Blum Inc. considers expansion

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Economic development officials came to the county commissioners’ meeting Monday night with good news: a possible expansion of an existing business and potential opening of a new industry. Commissioners approved incentive grants during their Monday night meeting hoping to entice the companies into making those decisions. Austrian company Blum Inc.…

Hurricane Ivan threatens Apple Festival

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Hurricane Ivan could cancel Saturday’s Lincoln County Apple Festival. The level 4 hurricane, predicted to cause devastation in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana, could drench Lincoln County Friday and Saturday, drowning out the upcoming event that brings more than 40,000 people to downtown Lincolnton. The fate of the festival will…

Lincoln County Apple Festival

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Footloose and fancy free?

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Lincoln Theatre Guild brings ‘Barefoot in the Park’ to the stage The popular Neil Simon comedy, “Barefoot in the Park,” is on its way. Actors with the Lincoln Theatre Guild will bring the play to the stage of the Lincoln Cultural Center for two weekends. “Barefoot in the Park,” well-known…

Board supports Eastwind subdivision

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A 97-lot subdivision on Lake Norman got the go ahead from county Planning Board members Monday night after the developer and neighboring property owners reached an agreement on the proposal. The application still has to go before the Board of Commissioners for a final decision. Eastwind Cove Subdivision, proposed by…

Around Town 9/15/2004

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CONSTITUTION WEEK At 4 p.m. Friday, members of the Jacob Forney Chapter of the DAR are asking residents to pause to mark the hour the United States Constitution was signed 217 years ago. Churches in the area will participate by ringing their bells at 4 p.m. Residents are also asked…

Food supply runs short at Christian Ministry, programs in danger

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Because of a lack of donated food, Christian Ministry may not be able to serve its clients through November. “We have seen a drastic increase in the number of people who come to us for service, and most people have a basic need and that is food,” said Susan Brymer,…

Board tables ordinance, plans Thursday workshop

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County planners Monday night said they wanted more time to study a proposed ordinance amendment that would give the county more oversight of new developments. Subdivisions with more than 50 lots currently fall into the county’s planned district designation. Last month, commissioners asked county staff to study the possibility of…

Officials purchase property

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Lincoln County officials have approved paying $300,000 for land on which to locate a new elementary school, a price that is twice what the county tax office assessed earlier this year. “Everyone who buys and sells real estate knows there’s a tax value and a market value,” said Superintendent Jim…