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Volunteers practice art of pie fry

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The smell of apple-filled pastry bubbling in boiling oil hints of the project found in the demonstration kitchen of the James W. Warren Citizens Center each August. Members of the Lincoln County Extension and Community Association (once known as the Extension Homemakers) take to their project like elves in Santa’s…

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Jason Ingle with the Boger City Fire Department collects money during the firefighters’ Fill The Boot fundraiser. The effort raised $6,275. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Around Town 8/9/2004

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DEMOCRATS TO HEAR BOWLES Crandall C. Bowles, wife of U.S. Senate candidate Erskine B. Bowles, will be the speaker at the Lincoln County Democrats meeting Tuesday. The event, at East Lincoln Community Center, opens at 6:30 p.m. when county chairman Roby Jetton calls the meeting to order with the Pledge…

Wedding Winners

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PCMS completes outdoor classroom

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Children, school staff members and a raccoon named Gus all pitched in to create an outdoor classroom for Pumpkin Center Middle School students. “I think students are going to be biting at the bit to get a teacher to take them down there,” said Abby Huss, a teacher who helped…

City Hall project faces unexpected problems

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Contaminated soil and other unexpected problems have added $200,000 to the cost of renovations to City Hall and the Lincolnton Fire Department and also pushed back the completion date by several months. Ken Newell with Stewart, Cooper, Newell Architects gave the Lincolnton City Council an update on the project Thursday.…

Ramseur to perform at YMCA Family Night

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Lincolnton native Hunter Ramseur will perform Thursday night at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Ramseur and noted musician Scott McCall will play at the Lincoln Cultural Center with proceeds going toward community outreach programs at the Lincoln County Family YMCA. “We have lots of community outreach programs. We have summer day…

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…