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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…

Around Town 5/28/2004

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321 RESIDENTS MEETING A meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at 321 N. Fire Department to elect new board members. All residents of the fire district are urged to attend and vote. SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is accepting enrollment for this…

Look at Lincoln

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16 indicted on 63 drug charges

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Sixteen people were indicted this week on 63 drug charges brought by the Lincoln County Drug Task Force, and authorities expect to start making arrests in the next few weeks. Most of the charges are possession with intent to sell and deliver. Some are charged with selling and delivering, said…

Jive after five

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Pumpkin Center counselor honored

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Today’s elementary school students have to deal with anxiety over test scores, parents divorcing and peer pressure, among others. It’s sensitive information for a school counselor seeking to help them out. But Kim Dodgin at Pumpkin Center Elementary manages to gain their confidence. “I always tell children that I’m the…

Commissioners hear budget woes

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Lincoln County commissioners took their first stab at the 2004-05 budget during a work session Tuesday. During the meeting, the board heard from representatives from Lincoln County Schools, the tax department, the Department of Social Services, EMS, recreation and public works. The school system had the most notable presence, filling…