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Charter School growing

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The new year of the Lincoln Charter School has introduced many changes to both the east and west campuses. The east branch of the school has started a high school on their campus, which currently serves freshman. The west branch will have their first graduating class this year. “They’re not…

Buttered Up

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Melinda Houser, Extension agent, helps members of the Lincoln County Extension Community Association make and can apple butter this week at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. The jars of homemade apple butter will be sold in a booth at the Apple Festival Sept. 18. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Jarrett speaks out on illness

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Since being found lethargic from medications in a closet by EMS workers in February, Fred Jarrett has avoided public discussion of his fight with depression. The Board of Education member put it behind him, hoping everyone else would too. But that grim episode keeps jumping back into media reports. The…

New cemetery rules to be enforced

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Residents have until Tuesday to remove prohibited decorations from graves in Hollybrook Cemetery. The Lincolnton City Council during a meeting earlier this month approved an amendment to city policy that prohibits items like shepherd’s hooks from graves. The hooks are used for hanging flower arrangements and are most common in…

Look at Lincoln

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The lobby of the James W. Warren Citizens Center was filled with people saying farewell to Amy Chilcote, Extension agent, Wednesday afternoon. Chilcote has been with the local department for nine years. She spoke with many friends and coworkers including Allison Cline, left, and Rita Heath. Diane Turbyfill / LTN…

Around Town 8/27/2004

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LINE DANCE CLASSES Line dance classes will be held at the Moose Lodge, 517 N. Poplar St. in Lincolnton, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 9 to Nov. 18. Cost is $6 per person. Instructors are Johnny Colvard and Vickie Garland. For information, call 704-732-9229 or 828-461-1628. MARINES…

Hooker Furniture sets shut-down schedule

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MAIDEN — Hooker Furniture, the wood furniture manufacturing facility in Maiden, will soon be closing its plant, which employees 240 people. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission, said the process will be done in phases beginning Oct. 29 through Nov. 12. Foreign competition led to the layoffs.…

Look at Lincoln

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Cailey Bracey, 3, plays with balloons she received Saturday during the Lincoln County SAFE KIDS Coalition’s child safety seat check. Officials said they checked about 30 car seats. Alice Smith / LTN Photo…

Around Town 8/25/2004

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FREE SEMINAR A self-employment and franchise options seminar will be held Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lincoln County Campus, Gaston College, 514 South Academy Street, Lincolnton. Seating is limited, call 704-735-8035. LHS CLASS OF 1969 REUNION Lincolnton High School Class of 1969 will have a class…

Couple faces trafficking charges

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The Lincoln County Drug Task Force arrested a husband and wife duo last week on drug charges. Charles Franklin Scales and Betty Jane Scales are charged with trafficking marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for drug sales, Detective Rick Lynn said. On Aug. 11, an undercover officer met with Charles Scales…