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State awards city downtown grant

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The city of Lincolnton has received a Historic Preservation Fund Grant from the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Cultural Resources to complete a National Register Historic District nomination for downtown Lincolnton. Downtown will be the first commercial historic district in Lincoln County and will complement the two…

UDO review invited

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A new ordinance designed to streamline the city’s processes regarding new development will be available for public review during two open houses in July. The proposed Unified Development Ordinance combines the city’s zoning and subdivision ordinances and implements elements of the new Land Use Plan adopted in 2003. “The UDO…

Shaffer returns to Lincoln job

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After working in Cleveland County for over a year, Assistant District Attorney Rick Shaffer has returned to his old job at the Lincoln County Courthouse. “I was happy to come back and work in this system and deal with my old friends in law enforcement,” said Shaffer. Lynn Broadway, who…

Memorial brings memories for vet

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Lee Elmore entered the World War II Memorial the same way he entered WWII — through the Pacific. The word “Pacific” was overhead and “Victory at Sea” was inscribed in the ground. Elmore wanted to lie down and take a picture with those words above him. “That’s where I was…

Look at Lincoln

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Amy “Pippi” Powell draws a caricature, an exaggerated cartoon rendering of a person, at the Rainbow Festival held Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Around Town 6/23/2004

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BENEFIT BARBECUE First Christian Church, 735 Buffalo Shoals Road, will have a benefit barbecue for Kathy Dellinger Friday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost $7 per plate. BIBLE SCHOOL Massapoag Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. until…

Commissioners delay Paradise Lakes zoning

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Commissioners Monday night tabled a request for a 325-lot development in eastern Lincoln County, choosing to reopen the public hearing to allow more information to be brought forward. The June 7 public hearing on the proposed Paradise Lakes development was held in the James W. Warren Citizens Center auditorium because…

Cosmetology program returns to Lincoln

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After two years without a cosmetology program, Lincoln County students of all ages can once again learn the ins and outs of making people beautiful. The county’s previous cosmetology program existed for over 20 years, but ended in 2002 in part due to lack of interest. “It was never closing.…

YMCA launches outreach program

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Sandy Kane and Bill Lawing (above) dance with the Lincoln Square Western Style Dance Club at the kickoff of the Lincoln Family YMCA Outreach Campaign. Volunteers celebrated the start of the campaign at an outside party. Lincoln County Family YMCA volunteers kicked off their outreach campaign with a hoe-down on…

County passes $92.6 million budget plan

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Lincoln County commissioners approved a $92.6 million budget Monday night that maintains the current property tax rate and gives raises to county employees. The budget is a 13 percent increase over last year’s $81.6 million The budget gives 7.5 percent raises to employees at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office who…