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Marijuana load seized in drug raid

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A Vale man was arrested Tuesday night after officers with the county’s Drug Task Force raided his home and found a cache of illegal drugs. Clemente Mendoza, 35, was arrested Tuesday at his western Lincoln County home, Lt. Gene Sain with the Drug Task Force said. He has been charged…

PAC campaigns against Craig, Anderson

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Just days before the Republican primary for county commissioner, a group of conservatives has formed a new political action committee that takes aim at the two incumbent candidates. The Conservative Action Network Political Action Committee, or CANPAC, was started by activists Jason Saine and Jason Moir. It currently has about…

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Around Town 7/16/2004

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BIBLE SCHOOL Trinity Lutheran Church, Vale, will have Vacation Bible School Sunday through Friday from 6 until 8:30 each night. Classes for all ages will be available. BRENDLE REUNION The Brendle Reunion will be held at Hull’s Grove Baptist Church, Hwy. 27 west, (12 miles west of Lincolnton), Sunday, Aug.…

Political brouhaha festers over paperwork filing

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The East Lincoln Political Action Committee, which has been in operation since January, recently filed required paperwork after having operated illegally for seven months. The organization, which is part of the East Lincoln Betterment Association, has conducted candidate interviews for county commissioner and has publicized its intent to endorse candidates.…

School Calendar bill opposed

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The Lincoln County Board of Education voted in April to oppose state legislature mandating a later start date for the school calendar, but this past week the state House has passed a bill setting mandatory calendars for the schools. The measure would require local school districts to begin the school…

Look at Lincoln

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Emily Atkins, junior entrepreneur, sales roadside lemonade with her dog Jingles in the hot summer sun. Emily is the daughter of Kelly and Melissa Atkins. Contributed / LTN Photo…

Around Town 7/14/2004

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BIBLE SCHOOL Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church, 318 W. Ballard St., will have Vacation Bible School Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 23 from 6:30 until 8:30 each night. The kick-off which includes registration will be Sunday, July 18 at 6 p.m. All ages are invited. For more information call 704-435-6934.…

Lincoln Storekeeper honored

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Gail Kraig Beal followed policies, she treated people as she wanted to be treated, and she has succeeded for it. The North Carolina Association of Convenience Stores names her 2004 Store Manager of the Year. Her company, Avery Companies, nominated her. She won over 3,684 other entries. “To think that…

Voters talk jobs, taxes, growth

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With the primary election less than one week away, Lincoln County voters are weighing in on the issues. Jobs, taxes and growth are hot topics among a number of voters. Some also mentioned education and supporting community colleges as priorities. Locally, only a Republican primary will be held for the…