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Around Town 7/2/2004

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BENEFIT BARBECUE DINNER Hill’s Chapel UMC and Salem UMC will sponsor a benefit barbecue dinner beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, July 9 at Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 S. Hwy. 16 (Lowesville). Proceeds will go to Paul and Linda Stephens to help with medical cost. Take out and delivery will be…

Large cache of stolen goods found

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DENVER — Authorities with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stolen property Thursday during a late-night operation that is continuing this morning. Detectives are not yet releasing the names of the suspects in the thefts, but charges of possession of stolen goods are…

Canaday offered a true `family` practice

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Over his 42 years as a Lincoln County physician Dr. Maurice Canaday has developed many close relationships with his patients the way only a small town doctor could. “In time as you practice, the patients begin to become extended family members to you,” said Canaday. He saw children grow up…

Sheriff`s office raises restored

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County commissioners Wednesday night said they made a mistake when they approved — and then took back — a 7.5 percent pay raise for some employees of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. They then voted unanimously to grant all employees at the Sheriff’s Office, not just sworn officers, the 7.5…

Lincoln students want shorter commute

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Lincoln County residents attending Gaston College have become tired of commuting back and forth between Lincolnton and Dallas campuses. The college is currently attempting to raise $1.97 million in order to offer full college transfer degrees at the Lincolnton campus. “I think the quicker the better,” said DeAnne Brittain, a…

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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