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Bikes and barbecue coming

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Bikes and barbecue will take over downtown Lincolnton Friday and Saturday as part of the 2004 Doug Herbert Hog Happenin’. Hog Happenin’ runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and is centered around the courtsquare. The event is a regional bike rally…

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.…

Around Town 6/2/2004

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BIBLE SCHOOL David Memorial Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 5 through Thursday, June 10 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. each night. For more information call 704-735-5481. HOT DOG SALE, SILENT AUCTION, BAKE & YARD SALE The Happy Timers Senior Citizens group of Long Shoals will have…

Look at Lincoln

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Casey Bivens, a graduate of West Lincoln High School, shares his excitement with his 4-month-old niece, Kara Bivens, Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Splash Down

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The pool at Betty G. Ross Park has opened for the summer. Dontea Kennedy, 15, took full advantage of the warm sunny afternoon Tuesday by swimming and turning flips off the diving board. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

St. James staff molds programs in new school

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St. James Elementary School opened with a staff of strangers who came from different school systems and even different states. Grass had yet to grow on the campus, and the shiny new classrooms were empty. “Maybe just because of the sheer newness, everyone rolled up their sleeves and pitched in,”…

City may reduce hikes in water and sewer rate

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When Lincolnton’s proposed budget goes up for public hearing Thursday, the water and sewer rate increase might not be as large as expected. Rates were initially expected to rise by 12.5 percent in order to pay off the city’s $40 million in capital improvements. But the city now has the…

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…