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Seven seek election to four school board seats

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Four seats on the Board of Education will be open next term, and seven candidates have filed. Filing for the Board of Education started on June 7 and ended Wednesday morning. The election will take place on Nov. 2, and the term for each position lasts four years. Tommy Houser,…

Parade, fireworks mark Fourth of July

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At the start of the ceremony for the Fourth of July celebration Saturday night, Master of Ceremonies Dale Punch yelled: “Do you love America?” The rousing response to that question was the theme of the night’s events. Special importance was placed this year on the families of those serving in…

Retirees praised for dedicated careers in safety

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Ken Scronce listens as family members and co-workers recall his 34-year career in emergency medical services. Two men who dedicated much of their lives to making Lincoln County a safer place retired last week, ending careers that spanned more than three decades each. Jerry “Whitie” Hoffman with the Lincolnton Fire…

Police warn of phone scam

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A new phone scam gaining popularity all over the country has already struck one Lincolnton resident, police said. Lincolnton Police Chief Dean Abernathy is cautioning residents about giving out any information pertaining to their credit cards to callers. “They get more technical and more convincing every time,” Abernathy said of…

Look at Lincoln

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Around Town 7/2/2004

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BENEFIT BARBECUE DINNER Hill’s Chapel UMC and Salem UMC will sponsor a benefit barbecue dinner beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, July 9 at Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 S. Hwy. 16 (Lowesville). Proceeds will go to Paul and Linda Stephens to help with medical cost. Take out and delivery will be…

Large cache of stolen goods found

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DENVER — Authorities with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stolen property Thursday during a late-night operation that is continuing this morning. Detectives are not yet releasing the names of the suspects in the thefts, but charges of possession of stolen goods are…

Canaday offered a true `family` practice

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Over his 42 years as a Lincoln County physician Dr. Maurice Canaday has developed many close relationships with his patients the way only a small town doctor could. “In time as you practice, the patients begin to become extended family members to you,” said Canaday. He saw children grow up…

Sheriff`s office raises restored

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County commissioners Wednesday night said they made a mistake when they approved — and then took back — a 7.5 percent pay raise for some employees of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. They then voted unanimously to grant all employees at the Sheriff’s Office, not just sworn officers, the 7.5…

Lincoln students want shorter commute

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Lincoln County residents attending Gaston College have become tired of commuting back and forth between Lincolnton and Dallas campuses. The college is currently attempting to raise $1.97 million in order to offer full college transfer degrees at the Lincolnton campus. “I think the quicker the better,” said DeAnne Brittain, a…