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First school day goes smooth

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Arlo Bucholz hugs her son, Kyle Baker, goodbye as she drops him off for his first day of school at Battleground Elementary School. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo Michaela Izard gives her friend Amber Williams a hug after she arrives at her second grade classroom at Battleground Elementary School. Diane…

Look at Lincoln

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Local law enforcement agencies took part in a massive terrorism training Saturday at Gaston College in Dallas. Pictured here during one of the drills are (left to right) Trooper David Ferguson with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, officers Jason Hutchinson and Jeremy Wise with the Lincolnton Police Department and…

Around Town 8/4/2004

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GOSPEL SINGING Grace Baptist Church, Horseshoe Lake Road, will host a gospel singing featuring Anchored in the Rock at 7 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 704-735-1390. . LEATHERMAN/LEATHERMON REUNION Descendants of Harriet and Rudolph Leatherman will hold their annual reunion at noon Sunday with lunch at 1 p.m. at…

Assistant chief named

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It was Friday morning, and Harvey Gates was waiting. And when a call came into the county’s 911 center about a possible fire at Cochrane Furniture plant, he was ready, but nervous. “I’ve been waiting on the big one,” said Gates, who had just that day taken over the position…

Lincoln celebrates `Night Out`

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Residents and public safety workers partied together Tuesday night as part of Lincolnton’s National Night Out. Lincolnton police officers, along with fire and EMS workers, visited various sites around town that held block parties. City officials also joined in the festivities. National Night Out aims to heighten crime and drug…

Paradise Lakes — Officials ask for new plan

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Can it still be paradise if there are no lakes? After the fourth public hearing this year on the controversial Paradise Lakes proposal, county commissioners gave developer Bob MacLeod 30 days to revise plans for the development and bring them back to the board, either minus the two artificial ski…

Schools ready to open

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A fresh new school year begins on Thursday morning, and Lincoln County teachers have worked hard to prepare themselves for the influx of students. “When you’re trying to get everything done at one time, it takes a lot of work,” said Stacie Keever, a first grade teacher at Pumpkin Center…

City may adopt new development rules

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The City Council Thursday night will hear comments on a proposed ordinance that could place new requirements on commercial developments. The Unified Development Ordinance combines the city’s zoning subdivision ordinances and implements new elements of the new Land Use Plan adopted in 2003. The City Council’s meeting starts at 7…

Look at Lincoln

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Around Town 8/2/2004

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QUILT GUILD MEETING The Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday at the Lincoln County Senior Center, Room 222, 514 S. Academy St. For more information call 704-736-1190. The program will be on Chenille. WLHS BAND BOOSTERS MEETING West Lincoln High School Marching Band Boosters will…