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Around Town 6/2/2004

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BIBLE SCHOOL David Memorial Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 5 through Thursday, June 10 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. each night. For more information call 704-735-5481. HOT DOG SALE, SILENT AUCTION, BAKE & YARD SALE The Happy Timers Senior Citizens group of Long Shoals will have…

Look at Lincoln

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Casey Bivens, a graduate of West Lincoln High School, shares his excitement with his 4-month-old niece, Kara Bivens, Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Splash Down

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The pool at Betty G. Ross Park has opened for the summer. Dontea Kennedy, 15, took full advantage of the warm sunny afternoon Tuesday by swimming and turning flips off the diving board. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Around Town 5/31/2004

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LIONS BRANCH CLUB MEETING The Lincolnton Lions Branch Club will meet at noon Monday, June 7 at the Lincoln House. All members, guests and the public invited. SENIORS TRIP Openings are available for Lincoln County Seniors Ohio Amish trip June 8-11. Call 704-735-4406 for more information. CHRISTIAN STORYTELLER Christian storyteller…

Woman charged in scam

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Police have identified one of two people who allegedly posed as an undercover agent and conned a Lincolnton woman out of her savings in March. The suspect is Janyce Davidson Arms, 58, of 4516 Randolf Road in Charlotte, Lincolnton Detective Matt Painter said. Arms, along with a male accomplice, is…

Schools report 11th year of improvement in EOG

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Lincoln County schools are quietly celebrating recent results from End of Grade (EOG) tests, which mark the 11th year of student improvement. “They’re officially unofficial,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. Before the results become official, they have to be approved by the State Board of Education, but the early results have…

Supporters fear demise of downtown program

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Is the city of Lincolnton getting ready to ax the downtown development program? Brad Guth of the city’s Business and Community Development office is clearly worried. He has sent out a barrage of e-mail messages urging supporters to be present for the June 3 meeting at the James W. Warren…

Lincoln’s Class of 2004 graduations held

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East Lincoln High School students throw their hats in celebration after their outdoor graduation. West Lincoln High School students (left) Josh Scronce (front) and Cale Farmer leave their high school graduation in downtown Lincolnton on a tractor. Lincolnton High School graduate Curtricsa Courtney gets a hug from Stephanie McLean after…

Students celebrate last days

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Children throughout the county have spent the last week of school eating sno-cones and celebrating the coming of summer vacation. School finishes for the year on Friday morning at 11 a.m. Most students are looking forward to hearing the last school bell ring. “School can get you very tired,” said…

Woman in coma after severe beating

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A woman remains in a coma today after allegedly being severely beaten by her boyfriend Tuesday. Beverly McCombs, who police said is in her late 30s, was taken to Lincoln Medical Center Tuesday following the incident. She is in intensive care. Her boyfriend, William “Bubba” Metts, 56, of Lincolnton is…