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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…

Middle school site selected

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Board OKs purchase of Startown Road property The new Lincolnton middle school has found a home a few miles outside of the city limits. “We’re just glad to get it started, and I think we’ve got a fine piece of property that I think the citizens will be proud of,”…

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…

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…

Light voter turnout forecast for elections

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Campaign signs clutter the sides of the road, candidates are busy making last minute appearances and the Board of Elections office is buzzing. Primary elections are less than one week away. On Tuesday, Lincoln County voters will decide who they want to run for office in the November general elections.…

JROTC holds leadership camp

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Ambitious students in West Lincoln High School’s JROTC have already started preparing for the next school year. “It’s a lot of what they did in one year shoved into one week,” said Lt. Cmdr Karl Jordan. Students involved in the high school’s program began a week long Leadership Camp on…

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…

Masked-man wanted for armed robbery in Crouse

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the armed robbery of a Crouse convenience store that occurred Friday night. The robbery happened at Crouse Mini Mart, 2863 W. N.C. 150, according to a report from Lt. Ronnie Matthews, Detective Lester White and Detective Tim Johnson. A clerk there told authorities…