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Henderson dies at 82

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After a lifetime of service to his community, former county commissioner and volunteer firefighter Hollis Henderson passed away at the age of 82. “He was an extremely intelligent person, full of common sense and always willing to help when he could,” said Don Wise, chief of the Lincolnton Fire Department.…

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…

Yoga classes offered at Gaston College campuses

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Judy Blankenship teaches people to breathe. While the concept may seem involuntary, proper breathing techniques and postures aid people in leading healthy lives, says the yoga enthusiast. Blankenship’s most recent hatha yoga class will begin soon at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College. The instructor said the class is good…

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…

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…