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Look at Lincoln

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Sen. Jim Forrester chats with Doris Lail, former chairwoman of Lincoln County’s Republican Party, Tuesday night at Republican headquarters. Forrester beat Sen. R.B. Sloan in the state Senate District 41 race. Forrester, 67, of Stanley will face Democrat Rita McElwaine in the November general election. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Around Town 7/21/2004

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FREE CONCERT The Sigmon Family will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cup Of Grace Coffeehouse. For more information call 704-732-8000. BAKE & YARD SALE The youth at David’s Chapel Methodist Church will have a bake/yard sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will help purchase new…

Fighting Fire

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A firefighter peers into a second floor window of a home on City View Avenue that caught fire Tuesday afternoon. The home was built in the 1950s and used as storage, a family member said. Firefighters from Lincolnton and Boger City battled the blaze. No injuries were reported. Diane Turbyfill…

Grant writers score $886K for schools

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Cleveland and Lincoln Counties have been awarded an $886,000 grant, which will help both counties improve their social studies programs. The Teaching American History Grant was awarded to the school districts by the federal government. “You really hit a home run with this one,” said Superintendent Jim Watson to the…

Paaradise Lost?

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Commissioners table proposed subdivision pending particulars County commissioners have again put the brakes on a proposed 325-lot subdivision and water-skiing community in eastern Lincoln County. Despite developer Bob MacLeod reworking his design for the Paradise Lakes project, adding another entrance and trying to keep the community educated about the plans,…

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…