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School sees new growth

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Two years ago, the New Life Baptist Academy closed. The Lincoln Christian Academy then formed to take its place, absorbing many of New Life’s former students. “We’ve survived two years on our own,” said Academy Principal Clyde Smith. “We’re holding our own.” The academy was originally planned to be located…

County DSS fine tunes Work First program

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The Lincoln County Department of Social Services has shown great success in their Work First program, and officials hope to continue with the good work. “We always need to take it another step,” said Susan McCracken, director of the DSS. “We always need to go farther.” Every two years the…

ELBA leader pleased with election results

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The president of the East Lincoln Betterment Association is happy with the election results for county commissioner. Greg Coffey said it is an outstanding group of candidates. “We have two folks from east Lincoln and one from Lincolnton,” Coffey said. “It is a good slate.” The three highest vote-getters were…

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Around Town 7/26/2004

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EAST LINCOLN HOME EDUCATORS MEETING An organizational meeting for the East Lincoln Home Educators will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Beth Haven Baptist Church. Families interested in learning more about home schooling, as well as our local support group are welcome to attend. For more information call 704-483-6524.…

150 packages shipped to troops

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Soldiers with the Charlie Battery of the National Guard shouldn’t lack supplies. Members of the American Legion and the National Guard have been accepting donations of goods and money to make sure the Lincoln County reservists know people at home care. “I received two packages when I was in Vietnam,”…

Students warm up at band camp

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West students spend week at WCU campus Being at band camp means practicing music from dawn to dusk no matter how hot it is or how tired students get. “By the end of band camp you’re wishing that you didn’t do it,’ said Lee Waldroup, a sophomore. “Then at the…

Second arrest made in thefts

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A Charlotte man has been arrested and charged in connection with a multi-county theft ring centered in Denver. James Thomas Davis, 37, of 2711 Fairstone Avenue in Charlotte is charged with three counts felony possession of stolen goods, according to detectives Tim Johnson and Lee Keller with the Lincoln County…

Back-to-school shoppers swarm area stores

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In the past several weeks, area stores have filled with students and their parents searching for new clothes and school supplies. “It’s a constant struggle,” said Penny Hopper, the mother of three boys. “They want to go for the in style name brands whether they look good or not, and…

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Bobby Costea Jr., a first-grader at Pumpkin Center Elementary School, rides the swings at the Carolina Shopping Center carnival held by Piedmont Companies. Donators of school supplies at the carnival are receiving free tickets to the rides. Joel Loftin / LTN Photo…