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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…

Crouse receives grant

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CROUSE — A local fire department recently received a federal grant to purchase a badly needed tanker. Crouse Volunteer Fire Department, whose district includes parts of Lincoln and Gaston counties, got a $201,600 grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency,…

Plans for new school move forward

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Plans for west Architects have finished preliminary designs on the new elementary school in western Lincoln County. “We look forward to all this becoming a reality,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. The architects from Martin Boal Anthony and Johnson met with Board of Education members, administrative staff and an interactive design…

Post office mural restoration sought

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Research into conserving the historic mural in the Lincolnton Post Office continues, and thanks to a federal grant and a private donation, supporters are one step closer to reviving the painting. Conservators from Parma Conservation out of Chicago were in town Saturday to assess damage to the mural, which has…

Lincoln schools take hit

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The Board of Education reviewed proposed state education budget cuts and additions and discussed their impact on the Lincoln County school system at their planning session on Friday. Board members were told that the state has proposed to cut over $11 million in funds for student accountability. “What that does…

Making contact

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Amateur radio operators Dave Bear (left) and Gene Willis take part in the American Radio Relay League’s Field Day held Saturday and Sunday at the Lincoln County Courthouse. The 24-hour event was designed to fine-tune emergency communication skills. Operators practiced under primitive conditions, using generator and battery-powered equipment and portable…

Look at Lincoln

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Jim Murphy of Dallas sent in this photo of a 41 pound catfish he caught on Lake Norman. He said the length of the fish was as long as a hoe handle. Contributed / LTN Photo…

Look at Lincoln

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Science and Technology Camp students AJ Johnson and Josh Alexander watch as a miniature rocket is launched into the air. The boys attended the camp, which was held at S. Ray Lowder Elementary, for a week. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Around Town 6/25/2004

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BIBLE SCHOOL Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Hwy. 182, will have Vacation Bible School Sunday through Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. each night. Classes for nursery to adult will be available. BIBLE SCHOOL Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. 150 East, Maiden, will have Vacation Bible School Sunday through Wednesday…

Seeking Shelter

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Music lovers huddled under umbrellas and awnings Thursday night while rain threatened to cancel Alive After Five. (From left) Justin Cantley, Mark Griffith and Matthew Griffith came prepared. The event started late due to the weather, but the band eventually took the stage. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…