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Secret to safety

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Deputy Connie Queen with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office pinkie swears with Elizabeth Carpenter, 4, after checking her car seat. The Lincoln County SAFE KIDS Coalition held the free car seat check Saturday at Griffin Buick Pontiac GMC Truck Dealership of Lincolnton. Alice Smith / LTN Photo…

East speedway loses promoters

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STANLEY — After nine years of promoting the East Lincoln Speedway, Ernie and Boyd Knight are stepping down. The Knights stepped down earlier this month. Margaret and Ralph Nance, who have owned the speedway for the past 15 years are running it. James Hunnicutt, general manager, is assisting. There is…

Look at Lincoln

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(Left to right) Kim Curles with KLC Resources, Lisa Wallace with the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, and John Gregory, owner of the Rock Garden, talk business during the Chamber’s Business After Hours function Thursday. The event was held by Lincoln Staffing, Apple Realty and Success Linc, located at 509…

Around Town 8/20/2004

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MARINE CORPS LEAGUE The Gastonia-based Marine Corps League is recruiting active, reserve and retired Marines in the Lincoln County area. The recently chartered league, which meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in Salem Baptist Church on Rolling Meadow Lane in Gastonia, serves as sponsors for several…

LHS Key Club honors advisor

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The school year’s first Lincolnton High School Key Club meeting had 140 students attending and a special honor for the club’s advisor. “I can actually say it’s very difficult to surprise me, and I was truly surprised,” said Mike Bowen, an Advanced Placement history teacher at Lincolnton High. During the…

Linoln seniors receive More Than A Meal

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Oftentimes senior citizens eat too much or too little. Sometimes they eat meals low in nutrition due to convenience or cost. Lincoln County Senior Service’s More Than A Meal program hopes to change those habits. “Lincoln County was the only county in North Carolina that did not have a nutrition…

Police seek public help

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Lincolnton Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who broke into a local business in late July. A man used a concrete cigarette receptacle to smash in the glass door of the Times Turnaround No. 4, 2568 E. Main St., at about 2:30 a.m. He came…

Local truckers seek denoations

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Long-haul truck drivers are used to seeing their share of the unexpected during their countless hours and hundreds of miles spent on the road. But what truckers with one local company recently witnessed was enough for them to want to take action and reach out to people more than 700…

Revisions sought in business district document

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City planning staff members plan to rework parts of the proposed Unified Development Ordinance and present it at a public forum in September. During the Lincolnton Planning Board’s meeting Tuesday, several business leaders reiterated concerns they have with the ordinance, which contains several major changes. The most contested is a…

More security officers assigned to courthouse

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As part of continuing efforts to tighten security at the Lincoln County Courthouse, commissioners Monday night approved the addition of three new temporary security positions. The three officers — one armed and two unarmed — will work from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. They’ll work directly with…