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City may reduce hikes in water and sewer rate

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When Lincolnton’s proposed budget goes up for public hearing Thursday, the water and sewer rate increase might not be as large as expected. Rates were initially expected to rise by 12.5 percent in order to pay off the city’s $40 million in capital improvements. But the city now has the…

Around Town 5/31/2004

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LIONS BRANCH CLUB MEETING The Lincolnton Lions Branch Club will meet at noon Monday, June 7 at the Lincoln House. All members, guests and the public invited. SENIORS TRIP Openings are available for Lincoln County Seniors Ohio Amish trip June 8-11. Call 704-735-4406 for more information. CHRISTIAN STORYTELLER Christian storyteller…

Woman charged in scam

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Police have identified one of two people who allegedly posed as an undercover agent and conned a Lincolnton woman out of her savings in March. The suspect is Janyce Davidson Arms, 58, of 4516 Randolf Road in Charlotte, Lincolnton Detective Matt Painter said. Arms, along with a male accomplice, is…

Schools report 11th year of improvement in EOG

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Lincoln County schools are quietly celebrating recent results from End of Grade (EOG) tests, which mark the 11th year of student improvement. “They’re officially unofficial,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. Before the results become official, they have to be approved by the State Board of Education, but the early results have…

Supporters fear demise of downtown program

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Is the city of Lincolnton getting ready to ax the downtown development program? Brad Guth of the city’s Business and Community Development office is clearly worried. He has sent out a barrage of e-mail messages urging supporters to be present for the June 3 meeting at the James W. Warren…

Lincoln’s Class of 2004 graduations held

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East Lincoln High School students throw their hats in celebration after their outdoor graduation. West Lincoln High School students (left) Josh Scronce (front) and Cale Farmer leave their high school graduation in downtown Lincolnton on a tractor. Lincolnton High School graduate Curtricsa Courtney gets a hug from Stephanie McLean after…

Around Town 5/28/2004

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321 RESIDENTS MEETING A meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at 321 N. Fire Department to elect new board members. All residents of the fire district are urged to attend and vote. SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is accepting enrollment for this…

Look at Lincoln

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16 indicted on 63 drug charges

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Sixteen people were indicted this week on 63 drug charges brought by the Lincoln County Drug Task Force, and authorities expect to start making arrests in the next few weeks. Most of the charges are possession with intent to sell and deliver. Some are charged with selling and delivering, said…

Jive after five

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