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LHS celebrates centennial

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(3rd in a series) Hundreds of Lincolnton High fans and alumni will celebrate Lincolnton High’s 100th birthday celebration today. The school will celebrate it’s centennial with a downtown parade at 4 p.m. The football game starts at 7:30 p.m Raffle tickets will be sold for the school’s centennial quilt, and…

Friends seek help for stabbing victims

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Friends of a Lincoln County woman who was allegedly stabbed by her brother early Tuesday morning have set up a fund to help with mounting medical bills. Kimberly P. Rogers, 41, of 3955 English Oak Drive is in fair condition today at Carolinas Medical Center. Her 16-year-old daughter, Karissa, is…

Festival seeks to link cultures

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Organizers of an upcoming International Festival have loftier goals than the usual selling of cotton candy and children flying down inflatable slides. While junk food and carnival games will certainly be present at the festival, organizers hope to also create cross-cultural communication between Anglos and Latinos. “We feel that we…

Board to change bidding process for contractors

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Due to a new state law, members of the Lincoln County Board of Education can breath easier about the contractor they choose to build new schools. Prior to this year, the board had to approve the lowest bidder on a project, whether or not they felt comfortable with the winner.…

Man charged with alleged stabbing

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A Lincoln County man is in jail today after he allegedly stabbed three people with a large butcher knife. Roger Alan Pointer, 36, of 3955 English Oak Drive, is charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. According to a report…

Look at Lincoln

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Karen Thrall prepares a table of pumpkins at the St. James Elementary School Fall Festival held Saturday. Attendees enjoyed riding slides, eating sno-cones and riding a horse and a pony. A dunking booth was also used to dunk teachers and Principal Larry Shouse. Turnout for the festival more than doubled…

Around Town 9/29/2004

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CROUSE UMW YARD SALE Crouse United Methodist Women will hold their annual yard, bake and hot dog sale Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. at Crouse United Methodist Church, Highway 150, Crouse. Breakfast biscuits will also be available. Yard sale will be held rain or shine. SQUARE DANCE LESSONS Beginners square…

Watson recognized for work in school athletics

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Superintendent Jim Watson has valued sports ever since he was a small boy playing pee-wee football. Now, his commitment to athletics has been recognized by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, which has named Watson Superintendent of the Year for Region Six. “It is an honor,” said Watson. “You…

LHS grads return as staff workers

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Jeanelle Martin, manager of Lincolnton High School’s cafeteria and a former student of the school, carries a birthday cake celebrating the centennial. Cafeteria workers made enough cake for the entire school. Sarah Grano / LTN Photo Something about Lincolnton High School draws its students back. It seems every possible position…

Board hopefuls address growth

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Candidates for the Lincoln County Board of Education spoke on teacher supplements, ABC scores and county growth at a forum held Tuesday night Fred Jarrett, an incumbent, has worked at Duke Power for 26 years and holds a masters degree in education. He has served on the board for four…