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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…

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…

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…

LHS holds open house to celebrate centennial

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Lincolnton High School will began its 100-year birthday celebration tonight with an open house. The public is invited to take a look back in history by viewing memorabilia from years past between 6 and 7 p.m. The open house is just the start of centennial festivities. “We can’t pass this…