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Students hold trial in Lincoln courtroom

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A class of Lincoln Charter School students had their day in court Wednesday. The students stepped into Lincoln County’s courtroom and took their places for their criminal justice mock trial. Although the class has been taught at the school for years, this was the first time students could work within…

Sonic plans to open new restaurant

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With the opening of Fatz Cafe just earlier this week, another chain restaurant has announced plans to open in the new Lincolnton Town Center. The Lincolnton Planning Board Tuesday voted unanimously to recommend that the City Council approve a rezoning to allow a Sonic Drive-in restaurant in the shopping center…

Around Town 5/19/2004

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YARD & BAKE SALE Bethel United Methodist Church, Camground/Slanting Bridge Road, Denver, will have a yard and bake sale with ham biscuits from 7 until 11 a.m. Saturday. A UMM’s Auction will be held at 9 a.m. Items available will be yard items, small tools, sports and exercise equipment, wood…

Board eyes plans for middle school

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Since the passing of the $47 million school bond referendum, plans for Lincolnton Middle School’s new building are well underway. Board of Education members have spent time in closed session examining two potential land sites for the new school. “The site needs to be selected, hopefully by our June board…

County wants safer courthouse

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On the morning of March 26, Robert Jeter Jr. walked into the Lincoln County Courthouse and politely told clerks he was looking for his wife. He left when they told him she wasn’t there. Minutes later Jeter was chasing Sherry Moncree, his estranged wife, down Main Street. He struck her…

Budget plan ups spending by 12 percent

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Lincoln County’s preliminary budget for 2004-05 includes no change in the property tax rate, a 7.23 percent increase in school funding and a 12 percent increase in overall spending. The $91.7 million proposed budget presented by County Manager Stan Kiser Monday night will still be dissected by county commissioners before…

Soldier gets warm welcome

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Battleground students (above right to left) Beth Champlin, Tabatha Rogers and Chante Hotchkis hold a banner Kim Rehfuss’ fifth grade class created welcoming home Sgt. David Self. Over the past year the students have been receiving emails from Self, who was stationed in Iraq. Rehfuss shows Self a scrapbook students…

Scholars urged to develop compassion

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Lincoln County’s brightest graduating seniors had a lesson in biology Tuesday night. “Sitting on top of your shoulders is this marvelous thing called a head and that head contains a brain,” said John Crow, the key speaker at the 25th annual Academic Achievement Awards Banquet. “You seniors, you’ve demonstrated that…

Look at Lincoln

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Elizabeth Killian Mosteller was recently honored by a group of former West Lincoln High School teachers on her 92nd birthday. The party was held at the Lincoln Country Club on April 14, in advance of her May 2 birthday. Pictured left to right are Ms. Mosteller, Libby Rhyne and Mary…

Around Town 5/17/2004

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PRECINCT MEETING Oak Grove and Hickory Grove precincts will be having a joint meeting Thursday May 20 beginning with a hot dog supper at 6:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Community Center on Startown Road. W. J. Waters will be the guest speaker. There will be door prizes. For more information…