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Cosmetology program returns to Lincoln

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After two years without a cosmetology program, Lincoln County students of all ages can once again learn the ins and outs of making people beautiful. The county’s previous cosmetology program existed for over 20 years, but ended in 2002 in part due to lack of interest. “It was never closing.…

YMCA launches outreach program

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Sandy Kane and Bill Lawing (above) dance with the Lincoln Square Western Style Dance Club at the kickoff of the Lincoln Family YMCA Outreach Campaign. Volunteers celebrated the start of the campaign at an outside party. Lincoln County Family YMCA volunteers kicked off their outreach campaign with a hoe-down on…

County passes $92.6 million budget plan

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Lincoln County commissioners approved a $92.6 million budget Monday night that maintains the current property tax rate and gives raises to county employees. The budget is a 13 percent increase over last year’s $81.6 million The budget gives 7.5 percent raises to employees at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office who…

Sweet scene

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The Lincoln County Farmers Market celebrated Knob Creek Ice Cream Day Tuesday night. The first 50 customers received free ice cream. Randy Morgan, 3, made sure to get his hands on some of the homemade ice cream. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Look at Lincoln

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Amy “Pippi” Powell draws a caricature, an exaggerated cartoon rendering of a person, at the Rainbow Festival held Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Around Town 6/23/2004

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BENEFIT BARBECUE First Christian Church, 735 Buffalo Shoals Road, will have a benefit barbecue for Kathy Dellinger Friday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost $7 per plate. BIBLE SCHOOL Massapoag Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. until…

Commissioners delay Paradise Lakes zoning

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Commissioners Monday night tabled a request for a 325-lot development in eastern Lincoln County, choosing to reopen the public hearing to allow more information to be brought forward. The June 7 public hearing on the proposed Paradise Lakes development was held in the James W. Warren Citizens Center auditorium because…

Look at Lincoln

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N.C. Rep. Joe Kiser presents a plaque in memory of Lincoln County soldiers who died in the Vietnam War to members of Vietnam Veterans. Pictured (front) are Joe Kiser, Freddie Bumgarner, (back) Bob Tallent, Herb Abernathy, Clyde Byers, and Jake Nance. Contributed / LTN Photo…

Science campers launch rockets

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Over a hundred students sat in the parking lot of S. Ray Lowder Elementary School and counted down to ten at the top of their lungs. “Blast off!” they yelled ready for the rocket to shoot into the sky. Instead, the rocket remained sitting, much to the disappointment of the…

Public hearing tonight on budget

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Lincoln County residents can tell commissioners what they think about the proposed 2004-05 budget at a public hearing tonight. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room in the James W. Warren Citizens Center. After the hearing, commissioners could choose to adopt the…