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County eyes growth issues

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Commissioners tonight will tackle a number of proposals all centered around one of Lincoln County’s biggest issues: growth. The Board of Commissioners meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. They’ll hear what changes have been made to a contested development in…

New school calendar sets startup at Aug. 26

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Due to changes in state law, students will soon have longer summers, and Lincoln County school officials are not pleased with the news. Starting in the 2005 to 2006 school year, the school calendar cannot start before Aug. 25 and must end by June 6. Lincoln County Schools are expected…

Apple Festival hopes high

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Lincoln County’s largest festival kicks off this weekend. The annual Lincoln County Apple Festival will bring thousands to Main Street Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers and apple growers are hoping for favorable weather. “I think if the weather clears out as it looks like it’s going to…

Timken Co. celebrates 25 years

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The Timken Company’s Lincolnton Bearing Plant celebrated its 25th anniversary this past weekend. Friday was “Community Day,” and many people came out to celebrate. The day included plant tours and a reception. “It’s really exciting,” said Seth Haney, general manager. “The point of today is to involve the community, because…

Look at Lincoln

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Tracy Dellinger and Dean Webb with Cornelius Trucking load up the final items to be taken to help victims of Hurricane Charley in Florida. Donations from the community filled a 53-foot trailer that was driven to Tampa Thursday. Truckers got the idea to hold the collection after seeing the devastating…

Around Town 9/13/2004

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REVIVAL Southside Baptist Church in Lincolnton will hold a revival on September 13-17 at 7 p.m. Revival speaker is the Rev. Dean Webb of Belton, S.C. For information call 704-735-2418. BLOOD DRIVE The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church from 2:30 p.m. to…

Around Town 9/10/2004

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APPLE DECORATING CONTEST The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department will host the Apple Decorating contest during the Apple Festival Saturday, Sept. 18. Children ages 4-12 may enter in two categories: edible and nonedible. Entries must be submitted to the recreation booth (located in the Kid’s Orchard on Government Street)…

Lincolnton guardsman sees Iraqi support

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A taste of home and family after a year of Iraqi war duties will make it harder to leave this time, lamented Sgt. Marty Shrum. “I can appreciate home more now,” he said. “More than when I left.” Shrum, a platoon sergeant for Lincolnton’s C-Battery National Guard unit, has been…

Erosion ordinance considered

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County leaders Thursday agreed to move quickly, but practically, and form a committee to further examine the possibility of a local ordinance to control erosion and sedimentation and protect buffers around Lake Norman. County Building and Land Development staff met with concerned residents, environmental activists and four members of the…

Click it or Ticket — 42 charges filed in campaign

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Law enforcement agencies joined together Thursday morning in an effort aimed at bringing awareness to new laws and reinforcing existing ones. Officers held a Click It or Ticket checkpoint on North Aspen Street and also conducted a saturation patrol on U.S. 321 Business. Participating agencies included the North Carolina State…