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Planners to examine ordinance

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City planning leaders Tuesday will continue discussion of a new proposed ordinance that met some resistance during a public hearing Aug. 5. The Unified Development Ordinance ties together Lincolnton’s subdivision and zoning ordinances and implements aspects of the new Land Use Plan. Some elements of the UDO didn’t sit well…

Crowning the new Apple Queen

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The hands of area teens now clasp scholarship money, and the 2004 crown of Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen sits atop the head of Kristen Leigh Kinney. The new queen, a Lincolnton High School graduate, has attended the pageant for years. She never dreamed the crown would be hers, she…

Child sex crimes charged

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A Stanley man was indicted by the grand jury this week for sex crimes against a child. Michael Glen Murphy, 34, of 306 Old Lowesville Road was indicted on one count of indecent liberties with a child, said Detective Matt Painter with the Lincolnton Police Department. Painter said that on…

Schools off to good start as enrollment rises

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School has gotten off to a good start, according to the Lincoln County Board of Education Wednesday. Statistics from the fifth day of school show a rise in school population by 173 students. The total number of students enrolled in Lincoln County schools is 11,440. Superintendent Jim Watson said there…

Jury acquits man in fatal shooting

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After deliberating for two hours Thursday, a jury found a Gastonia man not guilty in the 2003 shooting death of a Lincolnton man. Ernest James Jones, 63, walked out of the Lincoln County Courthouse minutes after the verdict was read, escorted by his sister, Dot, who had served as a…

Apple Queen`s reign ends Saturday

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Autumn Brooke Stokes, Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen 2003, will end her reign Saturday night when the 2004 Apple Queen is crowned at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “I wish all of the contestants good luck,” said Stokes. “They’re all beautiful girls.” Eleven Lincoln County girls will compete during…

Officer hurt as fleeing man resists arrest

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A man assaulted two Lincolnton police officers Wednesday after leading them on a chase through city streets. Patrol officer Devonda Friday remains off duty after suffering a mild concussion as a result of the incident. Officer Danny Eastridge, who was also injured, returned to work Thursday. Eastridge said that at…

Lights, Color, Carnival!

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Dyon Robinson, Tiffany Brown and Drevin Robinson look at the bright lights and vivid colors of the carrousel Thursday night at the carnival on South Aspen St. The carnival has been in town this week and will move out Saturday evening. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Around Town 8/13/2004

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LIONS CLUB The Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steak House. Members, visitors and guest planning to eat should arrive at 6:30. For more information call Mike Milholland at 704-732-7327.…

Look at Lincoln

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The Beam-Bess Family Reunion was held Aug. 8 at Cedar Grove Lutheran Church in Vale. Pictured in this photo submitted by Bill Beam are three surviving granddaughters of David Frank Beam and Susan Bess Beam. Left to right are Ellene Beam McMillan, Mozzell Bess Keever and Corrine Beam Boyles. Bill…