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The Great Race

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Third nomination could hinge on provisional ballots Larry Craig stood outside the Republican Party headquarters Tuesday night, sometimes propping his foot up on the window ledge and peering inside. “I’ve got this in my blood,” the 40-year political veteran said, as totals were written on the wall in black marker.…

Around Town 7/19/2004

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CANNING WORKSHOP To learn more about home canning or to have a dial gauge pressure canner lid tested, the Cooperative Extension will present a hands-on workshop on food preservation on Thursday at 10 a.m. The workshop will be held at the East Lincoln Community Center, at 8160 Optimist Club Road.…

Most schools meet goals

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The Lincoln County School System has yet to meet 100 percent of its goals regarding Adequate Yearly Progress, but school officials are remaining optimistic. “Two high schools, one middle school and three elementary schools that did not make AYP last year met all their goals this year,” said Elaine Jenkins,…

Life at age 100 `just like usual`

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Saturday, as family from several states celebrated Anne Louise Scronce’s 100th birthday, she didn’t have much to say about being 100 years old. “I feel just like usual,” Scronce said. “My whole life, I always had a backache, a headache, a toothache. Now, I don’t even have an ailment to…

Lack of fire hydrant at Love Memorial rattles school officials

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When the chief of Crouse’s volunteer fire department did a routine check on Love Memorial Elementary School, he was shocked with what he found. “I thought, surely to God they put a hydrant here when they built the school house,” said Fire Chief Milton Sain. Sain discovered that the school…

Look at Lincoln

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David Propst stands by a sunflower grown by he and his wife, Debra, both of Lincolnton. Contributed Photo…

Look at Lincoln

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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…