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Rapist draws lengthy sentence

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A Lincoln County man Monday pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree rape and two counts of indecent liberties with a child, crimes that took place some three years ago. He received sentences that will keep him in prison well over 10 years. “This case has been going on for…

Painting Restoration

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Elizabeth Kendall and Peter Schoenmnn with Parma Conservation clean the mural on the Lincolnton Post Office wall Tuesday afternoon. The task is part of a restoration project through the Lincoln County Historical Association. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Ramseur to perform at YMCA Family Night

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Lincolnton native Hunter Ramseur will perform Thursday night at the Lincoln Cultural Center. Ramseur and noted musician Scott McCall will play at the Lincoln Cultural Center with proceeds going toward community outreach programs at the Lincoln County Family YMCA. “We have lots of community outreach programs. We have summer day…

Look at Lincoln

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Jason Ingle with the Boger City Fire Department collects money during the firefighters’ Fill The Boot fundraiser. The effort raised $6,275. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Around Town 8/9/2004

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DEMOCRATS TO HEAR BOWLES Crandall C. Bowles, wife of U.S. Senate candidate Erskine B. Bowles, will be the speaker at the Lincoln County Democrats meeting Tuesday. The event, at East Lincoln Community Center, opens at 6:30 p.m. when county chairman Roby Jetton calls the meeting to order with the Pledge…

Wedding Winners

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PCMS completes outdoor classroom

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Children, school staff members and a raccoon named Gus all pitched in to create an outdoor classroom for Pumpkin Center Middle School students. “I think students are going to be biting at the bit to get a teacher to take them down there,” said Abby Huss, a teacher who helped…

City Hall project faces unexpected problems

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Contaminated soil and other unexpected problems have added $200,000 to the cost of renovations to City Hall and the Lincolnton Fire Department and also pushed back the completion date by several months. Ken Newell with Stewart, Cooper, Newell Architects gave the Lincolnton City Council an update on the project Thursday.…

Around Town 8/6/2004

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REVIVAL SERVICES Exodus Baptist Church will have a three day revival conducted by Rev. Coffey Monday through Wednesday at 7 each night. CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The Lincoln Charter School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Denver campus. DEMOCRAT COMMITTEE MEETING The Lincoln County Democratic executive committee…

Awards presented at banquet

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The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual banquet Thursday night at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Freeman Owle, Cherokee storyteller and historian, entertained those attending with his tales of nature. He talked about how the Cherokee people work to preserve the land and plant things that…