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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…

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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…

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Around Town 6/30/2004

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CHRISTIAN SINGLES SOCIAL CLUB DANCE PARTY The Christian Singles Social Club at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 216 S. Aspen St., will host a dance party at 7 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. For more information call 704-735-9033. COOKOUT Post 30 will have its annual July 4 cookout from 11 a.m.…

July 4 celebration offers parade, fireworks; honors troops

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Lincoln County will show its patriotic colors this weekend during the annual Independence Day celebration in downtown Lincolnton. The Celebrate Freedom, Honor America event will take place Saturday, with activities starting at 4:30 p.m. The evening will feature all of the usual stars and stripes fanfare, but with one difference…

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.…