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Jim Murphy of Dallas sent in this photo of a 41 pound catfish he caught on Lake Norman. He said the length of the fish was as long as a hoe handle. Contributed / LTN Photo…

Crouse receives grant

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CROUSE — A local fire department recently received a federal grant to purchase a badly needed tanker. Crouse Volunteer Fire Department, whose district includes parts of Lincoln and Gaston counties, got a $201,600 grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency,…

Plans for new school move forward

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Plans for west Architects have finished preliminary designs on the new elementary school in western Lincoln County. “We look forward to all this becoming a reality,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. The architects from Martin Boal Anthony and Johnson met with Board of Education members, administrative staff and an interactive design…

Post office mural restoration sought

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Research into conserving the historic mural in the Lincolnton Post Office continues, and thanks to a federal grant and a private donation, supporters are one step closer to reviving the painting. Conservators from Parma Conservation out of Chicago were in town Saturday to assess damage to the mural, which has…

Lincoln schools take hit

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The Board of Education reviewed proposed state education budget cuts and additions and discussed their impact on the Lincoln County school system at their planning session on Friday. Board members were told that the state has proposed to cut over $11 million in funds for student accountability. “What that does…

Making contact

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Amateur radio operators Dave Bear (left) and Gene Willis take part in the American Radio Relay League’s Field Day held Saturday and Sunday at the Lincoln County Courthouse. The 24-hour event was designed to fine-tune emergency communication skills. Operators practiced under primitive conditions, using generator and battery-powered equipment and portable…

UDO review invited

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A new ordinance designed to streamline the city’s processes regarding new development will be available for public review during two open houses in July. The proposed Unified Development Ordinance combines the city’s zoning and subdivision ordinances and implements elements of the new Land Use Plan adopted in 2003. “The UDO…

Shaffer returns to Lincoln job

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After working in Cleveland County for over a year, Assistant District Attorney Rick Shaffer has returned to his old job at the Lincoln County Courthouse. “I was happy to come back and work in this system and deal with my old friends in law enforcement,” said Shaffer. Lynn Broadway, who…

Memorial brings memories for vet

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Lee Elmore entered the World War II Memorial the same way he entered WWII — through the Pacific. The word “Pacific” was overhead and “Victory at Sea” was inscribed in the ground. Elmore wanted to lie down and take a picture with those words above him. “That’s where I was…

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Science and Technology Camp students AJ Johnson and Josh Alexander watch as a miniature rocket is launched into the air. The boys attended the camp, which was held at S. Ray Lowder Elementary, for a week. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…