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Lincoln`s SAT scores make small gain

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WLHS scores leap 42 points Lincoln County Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores have risen five points overall this year making the county wide average a score of 986. “We’re pleased. It’s good, steady progress on the improvement of scores,” said Elaine Jenkins, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. “That’s the…

Break-in investigation leads to sex-offender charge

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A break-in to a local business Wednesday morning led to the arrest of a man who failed to register as a sex offender. Paul Michael Tucker, 53, is charged with failing to register as a sex offender, a felony, according to arrest reports. His arrest came after police responded to…

Beauty Supply robbed

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Lincolnton Police are searching for a man who robbed a local business Sunday evening as an employee was closing the store. At about 6:15 p.m. Sunday, the clerk at Sally’s Beauty Supply, 441 N. Generals Boulevard, was ringing up her final customer before closing the store, Detective Kameron Keener said.…

Dellinger`s arrest sends shock waves

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For the nearly 26 years Jean Dellinger has served on the Lincoln County Board of Education, most residents have viewed her as a respected leader. Now, after her son’s alleged involvement in a theft ring involving more than $620,000 and charges of felony possession of stolen property lodged at Dellinger…

Criminal hangout goes up in flames

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Police destroy ‘nuisance’ house on Generals Boulevard For the past year, a vacant home in Lincolnton has been a safe house for criminals and a nuisance to those who live and work in the area. On Saturday, that home, located behind the ABC store on Generals Boulevard, went up in…

Waste spill prompts swimming advisory

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DENVER — The Lincoln County Health Department has issued a swimming advisory for the immediate cove bordering a wastewater spill that occurred Friday afternoon. The accident occurred at 4584 Lakeshore Road in Denver after a contractor who was grading in the yard damaged the sewer box. A pipe broke, releasing…

Look at Lincoln

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Girl Scout Troop No. 960, Denver Service Unit, visited Washington, D.C. from June 9 to 13. They toured the Capitol, the Mall, placed a wreath on the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier and attended services at the National Cathedral. Pictured left to right at the Lincoln Memorial are Nicole White,…

Around Town 8/30/2004

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CLASS REUNION The annual reunion for the Blackburn School classes 1927-1953 will be held Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. at Blackburn Elementary School, N.C. 10 west of Newton. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 704-462-2297 or 704-462-2601. LINE DANCE CLASSES Line dance classes will be held at the…

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…