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Lincoln celebrates `Night Out`

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Residents and public safety workers partied together Tuesday night as part of Lincolnton’s National Night Out. Lincolnton police officers, along with fire and EMS workers, visited various sites around town that held block parties. City officials also joined in the festivities. National Night Out aims to heighten crime and drug…

Paradise Lakes — Officials ask for new plan

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Can it still be paradise if there are no lakes? After the fourth public hearing this year on the controversial Paradise Lakes proposal, county commissioners gave developer Bob MacLeod 30 days to revise plans for the development and bring them back to the board, either minus the two artificial ski…

Schools ready to open

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A fresh new school year begins on Thursday morning, and Lincoln County teachers have worked hard to prepare themselves for the influx of students. “When you’re trying to get everything done at one time, it takes a lot of work,” said Stacie Keever, a first grade teacher at Pumpkin Center…

City may adopt new development rules

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The City Council Thursday night will hear comments on a proposed ordinance that could place new requirements on commercial developments. The Unified Development Ordinance combines the city’s zoning subdivision ordinances and implements new elements of the new Land Use Plan adopted in 2003. The City Council’s meeting starts at 7…

Look at Lincoln

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Around Town 8/2/2004

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QUILT GUILD MEETING The Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday at the Lincoln County Senior Center, Room 222, 514 S. Academy St. For more information call 704-736-1190. The program will be on Chenille. WLHS BAND BOOSTERS MEETING West Lincoln High School Marching Band Boosters will…

Training geared to terrorism

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DALLAS — Authorities from Lincoln and Gaston counties responded to several domestic terrorism incidents Saturday, including an attack on the Department of Motor Vehicles and an explosion at a governmental building. And after clearing each scene, they took a break and did it all over again. Law enforcement, EMS and…

Paradise Lakes — Crowd expected for zoning request

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County leaders tonight will once again dive into a request for a 325-lot subdivision in eastern Lincoln County that has been making waves among neighbors for more than a year. Developer Bob MacLeod will return before the Lincoln County commissioners during their meeting and present additional information on the subdivision,…

Rev. James Cool — Long-time minister preaches last sermon

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After 44 years of service in the ministry, 18 at Lincoln Avenue Baptist, Rev. James Cool preached his last sermon on Sunday. “I’m leaving and making myself available for interim work, as a supply pastor, or even as pastor for another church,” said Cool. He also wants to spend more…

Lake Norman Raft-Up — More than 1,400 boats set record

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DAVIDSON — The 2004 Lake Norman Raft-Up beat the record for boats rafting up pulling in 1,453 boats, 509 more boats than last year. There were roughly 6,000 to 8,000 people who came out to the event Saturday. The festive event was marked by partying, swimming dancing and cooking. All…