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Man shot during suspected drug deal

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A man was shot Monday in northern Lincoln County in what authorities say was a drug deal gone bad. Timothy Michael Brittain, 19, of 1191 Highland Bluff Court is in stable condition at Carolinas Medical Center today, said Detective Lee Keller with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Keller said that…

Commissioners respond to budget pleas

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County commissioners Tuesday added about $780,000 back onto the proposed 2004-05 budget, including raises for employees and more money for economic development. During the third session of budget talks, commissioners were poised to finalize a budget to present for public hearing. While dissecting the $91.7 million proposal over the past…

Paradise Lakes approved

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Eastern Lincoln County residents Monday spoke against a proposed 325-lot subdivision, citing traffic and safety as their main concerns. A public hearing on the proposed Paradise Lakes development was held in the auditorium of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Sixteen people voiced concerns, while others listened intently. But the…

Look At Lincoln

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U.S. Rep. Richard Burr, R-Winston-Salem, visited the Lincoln Medical Center Thursday afternoon. Burr, along with likely Democratic opponent Erskine Bowles, is a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by presidential candidate John Edwards. Above, Burr speaks with Peter Acker, LMC chief executive officer, on ways to improve the…

Around Town 6/9/2004

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BIBLE SCHOOL First United Methodist Church, Cherryville, will have Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 13 through Thursday, June 17 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. each night. Ages 4-12 welcome. For more information call the church office at 704-435-6732. CRUISE IN The Lincolnton Business and Comm. Department and the Lincolnton Moose…

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…

Family finds ‘The Right Track’

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Bluegrass and the Burgesses go hand in hand. The local family circles up often to form The Right Track, a bluegrass and gospel band. “They were born and raised in music because me and their daddy have always been in bands,” said Marie Burgess of her sons. Marie Burgess handles…

Chefs grill as bikers rev

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Brian Elkins isn’t about to let anyone in on the secret to his special marinade. Elkins, cooker for EB’s Barbecue Team out of Charlotte, said that out of all the food he grills, smokes and cooks, his chicken’s probably brought home the most trophies. The key to those prizes, he…

Scout troop project creates nature classroom

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When the next school year starts, students at Battleground Elementary School will have a classroom in the middle of nature waiting for them. An Eagle Scout troop has cleared away a trail for the students behind their school, and Eagle Scout Mitchell Robinson has built an observation deck for the…

Around Town 6/7/2004

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BEARD/BAIRD REUNION The 20th annual Beard/Baird Reunion will held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 13 at Mt. Anderson Baptist Church Family Life Center, N.C. 16 south, Maiden. Bring a covered dish. For more information call Jerry Baird at 828-464-1606. HANDBELL CONCERT Denver United Methodist Church, Hwy. 16, will host a…