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Melanie Crouse of Lincolnton submitted this photo of a hot air balloon which landed Tuesday night in Arden Oaks neighborhood off Hwy. 150 behind the home of Linda and Bob Lukach. The pilot, who has 4000 hours and 20 years experience, was with “Balloons Over Charlotte” and had to make…

Around Town 9/22/2004

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LHS CLASS OF ’43 REUNION The Lincolnton High School Class of 1943 Reunion will be held Saturday at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3537 Maiden Highway from 12 until. Come for a meal and fellowship. GRIEFSHARE AND DIVORCE CARE Boger City UMC will hold an 8 session griefshare featuring nationally recognized…

Walkers seek aid for birth defects

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Walkers will take to the streets Saturday to raise money for the March of Dimes. For the 11th year, the non-profit organization will host WalkAmerica in Lincolnton. The cause should hit home for people in the area, said Kara Mariaca, senior community director with the March of Dimes. “Lincoln County…

Feathers Fly

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A tractor trailer carrying 4,800 chickens overturned on Buffalo Shoals Road on Tuesday. The driver, Robert Scism, lost control of the vehicle when coming around a curve on his way to a processing plant in Morganton. He has been charged with excessive speeding. Chickens that escaped from their coops during…

Eastwind Cove wins approval

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With compromises made by both developers and community residents, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved Eastwind Cove subdivision at their September meeting held Monday night. Eastwind is a proposed 97-lot subdivision on Lake Norman. “They did not ask for the impossible, but they did ask for what they felt…

United Way sets record goal of $500,000

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Bobby Lutz, head coach of the Charlotte 49ers, was the keynote speaker at the United Way of Lincoln County 2004 Campaign Kickoff. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo A goal of half a million dollars might intimidate some, but those involved in the United Way of Lincoln County feel they have…

Newcomer Center fosters english skills for struggling students

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Attending an American school for the first time can be frightening to young students with a limited knowledge of English, but now a handful of those Lincoln County students have a more comfortable environment in which to learn. Starting this year, 11 students of English as a Second Language have…

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West Lincoln High School NJROTC cadets participated in the Newton-Conover field meet Sept. 11. West Lincoln won seven trophies and placed 2nd, competing against 19 schools. The cadets’ next event will be a Military Drill meet in South Carolina on Oct. 1. Contributed Photo…

Around Town 9/20/2004

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REUNION The McMurry Annual Reunion will be held Sunday Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. at the McKendree Methodist Church. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy all the good food and fellowship. MOTHERS MORNING OUT Boger City United Methodist Church is now offering Mothers Morning Out on Wednesdays from 9 a.m.…

Teen organizes poker run to help child abuse agency

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Strap on your helmet and rev your engine; a charitable poker run is coming to town, and it was all organized by a teenage girl. “Most everybody that I talked to has been really surprised that a teenager wanted to be affiliated with any of it,” said Heather Cook. Cook,…