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Sheriff seeks raises, staff

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In their second round of budget talks, Lincoln County commissioners heard requests for salary adjustments, more staff and better technology. During a nearly six-hour meeting Tuesday, the board continued to hammer out the details of County Manager Stan Kiser’s proposed $91.7 million budget. Another meeting is set for 3 p.m.…

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…

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…

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…

LHS ceremonies stay indoors

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The students at Lincolnton High School will don their caps and gowns and attend their graduation ceremony at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, despite the efforts of some to change the location. Tammy Farris, the mother of a Lincolnton High senior, collected 124 signatures from students who supported moving…