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Council defers action on UDO

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Lincolnton City Council members Thursday night deferred a decision on the proposed Unified Development Ordinance, which includes a residential component objected to by some community members. Council members agreed to give residents more time to look at the plan and provide input. The ordinance is a combination of the city’s…

ABC scores touted — 7 named `Schools of Excellence`

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Lincoln County Schools officials celebrated recently released ABCs test scores, which showed 65 percent of schools making high growth and seven schools being named Schools of Excellence. “We’re pleased,” said Elaine Jenkins, superintendent of curriculum and instruction. “We see many positive points in this report and then, inevitably, we see…

Mural restoration begins

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Customers stopping by the Lincolnton Post Office next week can do more than purchase stamps and drop off packages — they’ll have a chance to see a piece of Lincoln County history being revived. Conservation work on the 1938 mural “Threshing Grain” will start Sunday. Conservator Elizabeth Kendall with Chicago-based…

Look at Lincoln

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Proud volunteers for Pumpkin Center Middle School stand on the stairs they created leading down to a nature trail, bridge and an outdoor classroom. The volunteers include Principal Bobby Harkey, Dylan Harris, Brent Turner, Nate Smith, Tim Ward, Wayne Brittain and Justin Harkey who is holding Gus the raccoon. Sarah…

Around Town 8/6/2004

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REVIVAL SERVICES Exodus Baptist Church will have a three day revival conducted by Rev. Coffey Monday through Wednesday at 7 each night. CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The Lincoln Charter School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Denver campus. DEMOCRAT COMMITTEE MEETING The Lincoln County Democratic executive committee…

Awards presented at banquet

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The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual banquet Thursday night at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Freeman Owle, Cherokee storyteller and historian, entertained those attending with his tales of nature. He talked about how the Cherokee people work to preserve the land and plant things that…

Look at Lincoln

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Local law enforcement agencies took part in a massive terrorism training Saturday at Gaston College in Dallas. Pictured here during one of the drills are (left to right) Trooper David Ferguson with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, officers Jason Hutchinson and Jeremy Wise with the Lincolnton Police Department and…

Around Town 8/4/2004

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GOSPEL SINGING Grace Baptist Church, Horseshoe Lake Road, will host a gospel singing featuring Anchored in the Rock at 7 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 704-735-1390. . LEATHERMAN/LEATHERMON REUNION Descendants of Harriet and Rudolph Leatherman will hold their annual reunion at noon Sunday with lunch at 1 p.m. at…

Assistant chief named

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It was Friday morning, and Harvey Gates was waiting. And when a call came into the county’s 911 center about a possible fire at Cochrane Furniture plant, he was ready, but nervous. “I’ve been waiting on the big one,” said Gates, who had just that day taken over the position…

Lincoln celebrates `Night Out`

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Residents and public safety workers partied together Tuesday night as part of Lincolnton’s National Night Out. Lincolnton police officers, along with fire and EMS workers, visited various sites around town that held block parties. City officials also joined in the festivities. National Night Out aims to heighten crime and drug…