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Better air quality critical for Lincoln

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Local leaders say businesses and residents are going to have to make a combined push to improve air quality in order to avoid a situation that could have detrimental effects. About 50 community members gathered for breakfast Tuesday morning to discuss air quality issues and Lincoln County’s designation as ozone…

Candidates address growth issues

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Growth, tax issues, recreation and incorporation were the hot topics of discussion at the East Lincoln Betterment Association’s Republican candidates’ forum Tuesday. Sen. R.B. Sloan of Mooresville is an incumbent but faces another incumbent, Sen. Jim Forrester of Stanley after redistricting put them in the same district. Forrester was unable…

Watson wins high marks

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Superintendent Jim Watson received top ratings in his annual evaluation . The Lincoln County School Board found Watson “significantly exceeding expectations” in his second year at the helm. “This was a great year of progress for Lincoln County Schools,” said Jean Dellinger, vice chairman of the Board of Education. “Dr.…

Scam seen at restaurants

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Police are asking the public to remain cautious when approached by people who ask them for money. The warning comes in response to incidents at three local restaurants Monday, said Lt. Kent Lukach, crime prevention and training officer at the Lincolnton Police Department. The incidents involved a black male and…

Look at Lincoln

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Around Town 6/30/2004

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CHRISTIAN SINGLES SOCIAL CLUB DANCE PARTY The Christian Singles Social Club at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen St., will host a dance party at 7 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. For more information call 704-735-9033. COOKOUT Post 30 will have its annual July 4 cookout from 11 a.m.…

July 4 celebration offers parade, fireworks; honors troops

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Lincoln County will show its patriotic colors this weekend during the annual Independence Day celebration in downtown Lincolnton. The Celebrate Freedom, Honor America event will take place Saturday, with activities starting at 4:30 p.m. The evening will feature all of the usual stars and stripes fanfare, but with one difference…

Look at Lincoln

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Jim Murphy of Dallas sent in this photo of a 41 pound catfish he caught on Lake Norman. He said the length of the fish was as long as a hoe handle. Contributed / LTN Photo…

Crouse receives grant

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CROUSE — A local fire department recently received a federal grant to purchase a badly needed tanker. Crouse Volunteer Fire Department, whose district includes parts of Lincoln and Gaston counties, got a $201,600 grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency,…

Plans for new school move forward

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Plans for west Architects have finished preliminary designs on the new elementary school in western Lincoln County. “We look forward to all this becoming a reality,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. The architects from Martin Boal Anthony and Johnson met with Board of Education members, administrative staff and an interactive design…