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Lincoln Squares celebrate 25 years of dancing

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Frilly skirts twirl as music plays and the voice of the caller instructs the next move. It’s another Friday night for members of the Lincoln Squares. A circle of couples spin, stroll and shag across the floor as other members arrive. Old friends greet each other with hugs and handshakes.…

Family petitions against parole

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Since the murder of her niece in 1983, Penny Morrison has thought about the dancer and former beauty queen every single day. “Everybody thinks it’s been 20 years, you can get over it, but you can’t get over something like this,” she said. “It never goes away.” Kimberly Goodman, Morrison’s…

WWII dedication brings sad memories

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For many spectators the dedication of the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. was a time of celebration. But Lincolnton native Joseph Scott reacted to the May 29 dedication in a different way. “It’s heartbreaking,” said Scott. “It brought back memories. There were a lot of tears shed up there.” Scott,…

Let seniors select graduation site?

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Several members of the Board of Education want to change school system policy in order to allow students to choose their graduation venue. “We had a lot of concern at the end of this school year,” said Joan Avery, a school board member. “The students are not being able to…

Scores keep rising

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The Board of Education heard news of a continued rise in Lincoln County students’ test scores at their June meeting on Wednesday night. The board received data on End of Grade (EOG) test scores, which tested students in the third grade through the eighth grade. They also learned the End…

Scraper mishap kills man

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DENVER — A heavy machinery accident Wednesday afternoon in Denver resulted in the death of a Chester, S.C. man. Larry Boulware, 48, was operating a scraper when his machine collided with a motor grader driven by coworker Jason Yates, said Ken Staley, project manager with McWhirter Grading Company. Boulware was…

Art Camp

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Michael Hefner paints a flower pot during the Lincoln Arts Council’s Art Camp. The program wrapped up this morning with an exhibit by students. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Around Town 6/11/2004

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Southside Baptist Church will hold the “Rickshaw Rally” Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each night beginning Sunday, June 13 through Wednesday, June 16. There will be Bible stories, games, food and fun for all. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Lincolnton Seventh Day Adventist Church will hold…

Three file for school board seats

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Three candidates have filed to run for the Lincoln County Board of Education. Filing began at noon on June 7 and will run through noon on July 6. Four seats on the Board of will be open including Northbrook Township Member, Member at Large, Ironton Township Member and Lincolnton City…

Crowds to gather at battle site

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People from a dozen states will gather Saturday and Sunday for the celebration and reenactment of the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill. “Every year the crowds have gotten larger,” said Lincoln County Historical Coordinator Darrel Harkey. “It’s contagious, it’s infectious.” The annual event started in 1994. Since then, the historical site…