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Recount fails to change election

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It’s official. Tom Anderson, Marie Moore and Alex Patton will be the Republican candidates for county commissioner in November. Saturday’s recount of votes received for the Republican primary election did not change the outcome of the close race, election officials said. “It’s exactly the same,” said Judy Caudill, director of…

Couple wins a $10,000 wedding

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All-expenses-paid wedding bells will ring for a Lincolnton couple who have won a radio contest after competing with over 1,000 entries. The $10,000 wedding will be paid for by WSOC FM 103 and will be aired on WBTV Channel 3 on Friday afternoon. The bride, Mary Ray, is happy to…

Look at Lincoln

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Around Town 7/30/2004

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GREENHILL REUNION The 40th grand annual Greenhill reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 8. Arrival time will be at noon with lunch to follow at 1 p.m. at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, Hwy. 27 west in Vale. For more information call 704-435-7900 or 828-324-8710. All descendants of the Greenhill family…

Neighborhoods light up Tuesday for `Night Out`

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Lincolnton residents on Tuesday will turn on their porch lights and come outside for an evening with their neighbors, police and city officials. National Night Out festivities start at 6 p.m. around the city. This is the 21st year for the national event that aims to prevent crime, drug use…

Scholars` camp boosts self esteem

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Battleground students who live in public housing have spent the past week being shuttled to a camp that focuses on making their summer vacation fun. “These children need a lot of attention and a lot of love, and that’s what we’re trying to provide for them,” said Judy Jones, the…

14 arrested in check fraud ring

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A multi-jurisdictional team involving authorities in Lincoln County has started making arrests in a large check fraud ring responsible for crimes throughout the area. The incidents date back to as early as January of 2003, according to a press release from Detective Tim Johnson with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.…

Gunmen rob First Citizens

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Police are looking for these two men in connection with an armed robbery Wednesday. The man on the left has been identified as Reginald Lee Forney, aka Reginald Lee Nixon. Contributed Photo Two men armed with handguns robbed a local bank Wednesday afternoon, and police say the suspects could be…

Kids breathe easier at Kool Breeze

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Children at Camp Kool Breeze deal with the serious business of learning to breath easy. “In past years, I think a lot of kids have been held back by asthma, and really there’s no need for that,” said April Dillon, one of the camp’s organizers. Dillon and her fellow teachers…

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…