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County DSS fine tunes Work First program

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The Lincoln County Department of Social Services has shown great success in their Work First program, and officials hope to continue with the good work. “We always need to take it another step,” said Susan McCracken, director of the DSS. “We always need to go farther.” Every two years the…

ELBA leader pleased with election results

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The president of the East Lincoln Betterment Association is happy with the election results for county commissioner. Greg Coffey said it is an outstanding group of candidates. “We have two folks from east Lincoln and one from Lincolnton,” Coffey said. “It is a good slate.” The three highest vote-getters were…

Election results official

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Lincoln County voters are one step closer to knowing who will be their Republican candidates for county commissioner in November. Board of Elections officials released the official results from the July 20 primary election Tuesday, which upped the total counted votes. But the numbers aren’t final yet. Incumbent Commissioner Larry…

Sunflower Splash

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The sunflowers and black-eyed Susans are blooming everywhere, but none so prominent as this huge bed on N.C. 27 West in Lincoln County, a memorable sight to passing motorists. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Look At Lincoln

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Rebecca Pinckney shows the form she used to win the youth division at the watermelon seed spitting contest Saturday at the Farmers Market. Alicia Beckley won the adult division. Kevin Starr / Contributed Photo…

Around Town 7/28/2004

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WILEY B. CHILDERS REUNION The Wiley B. Childers Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. at Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, 6073 Flay Road. A program and business meeting will follow lunch. Paper products will be supplied. SCHRUM-SHRUM REUNION The Schrum-Shrum reunion will be held Sunday at…

Second arrest made in thefts

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A Charlotte man has been arrested and charged in connection with a multi-county theft ring centered in Denver. James Thomas Davis, 37, of 2711 Fairstone Avenue in Charlotte is charged with three counts felony possession of stolen goods, according to detectives Tim Johnson and Lee Keller with the Lincoln County…

Back-to-school shoppers swarm area stores

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In the past several weeks, area stores have filled with students and their parents searching for new clothes and school supplies. “It’s a constant struggle,” said Penny Hopper, the mother of three boys. “They want to go for the in style name brands whether they look good or not, and…

Look at Lincoln

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Around Town 7/26/2004

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EAST LINCOLN HOME EDUCATORS MEETING An organizational meeting for the East Lincoln Home Educators will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Beth Haven Baptist Church. Families interested in learning more about home schooling, as well as our local support group are welcome to attend. For more information call 704-483-6524.…