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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…

Recount fails to change election

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It’s official. Tom Anderson, Marie Moore and Alex Patton will be the Republican candidates for county commissioner in November. Saturday’s recount of votes received for the Republican primary election did not change the outcome of the close race, election officials said. “It’s exactly the same,” said Judy Caudill, director of…

Couple wins a $10,000 wedding

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All-expenses-paid wedding bells will ring for a Lincolnton couple who have won a radio contest after competing with over 1,000 entries. The $10,000 wedding will be paid for by WSOC FM 103 and will be aired on WBTV Channel 3 on Friday afternoon. The bride, Mary Ray, is happy to…

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…

Training geared to terrorism

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DALLAS — Authorities from Lincoln and Gaston counties responded to several domestic terrorism incidents Saturday, including an attack on the Department of Motor Vehicles and an explosion at a governmental building. And after clearing each scene, they took a break and did it all over again. Law enforcement, EMS and…

Paradise Lakes — Crowd expected for zoning request

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County leaders tonight will once again dive into a request for a 325-lot subdivision in eastern Lincoln County that has been making waves among neighbors for more than a year. Developer Bob MacLeod will return before the Lincoln County commissioners during their meeting and present additional information on the subdivision,…

Rev. James Cool — Long-time minister preaches last sermon

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After 44 years of service in the ministry, 18 at Lincoln Avenue Baptist, Rev. James Cool preached his last sermon on Sunday. “I’m leaving and making myself available for interim work, as a supply pastor, or even as pastor for another church,” said Cool. He also wants to spend more…

Lake Norman Raft-Up — More than 1,400 boats set record

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DAVIDSON — The 2004 Lake Norman Raft-Up beat the record for boats rafting up pulling in 1,453 boats, 509 more boats than last year. There were roughly 6,000 to 8,000 people who came out to the event Saturday. The festive event was marked by partying, swimming dancing and cooking. All…