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Pottery sale to help Humane Society

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Hand-crafted mugs of all shapes and sizes will be sold Tuesday to benefit the Humane Society of Lincoln County. For the seventh year, potters at Rising Sun Pottery will hold their annual open house and Mugathon. “We’ve got about 225 to 230 mugs this year of all different colors, shapes…

Employee work policies revised by school board

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Some school district employees holding officer positions in their school’s fund-raising organization will soon have to step down from their positions. “This was to avoid conflict,” said Tony Jenkins, a member of the Board of Education’s policy committee. “It wasn’t to keep any parent or teacher from becoming involved in…

Look at Lincoln

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Audrey Brunt, a fifth-grader at Pumpkin Center Elementary, shares a box of goodies that her mother, Mildred Brunt, sent her from Iraq. Mildred, who works as an assistant chaplain with the army, put together the box for Audrey’s class. It included a rug for the classroom, key chains and American…

Area dentists provide screening services

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Prissy Helms, a dental hygienist for the Lincoln County Health Department, checks four-year-old Makayla’s teeth during a screening for rising kindergartners. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Over the past week, many rising kindergartners have had their teeth poked and prodded by the “tooth fairy.” Prissy Helms, a Health Department dental…

Commissioners approve 88-lot tract

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A contested 88-lot subdivision on Lake Norman won county commissioners’ approval Monday, but not before the board tacked several conditions onto the plans. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the rezoning of 73 acres on Burton Lane and Dellinger Road to allow Robert Hecht to develop a major subdivision. The board…

Woman loses life savings in bank scam

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Police are looking for a man who allegedly posed as an undercover agent and stole a Lincolnton woman’s savings. The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black man in his 40s with an average height and build. He worked with an accomplice, described as a black female, also in her…

Look at Lincoln

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A golf tournament was held Friday to raise money for the Adopt-a-Cop program. Participating form left to right are Ron Matthews, Lonnie Reep and Tim Johnson. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Charlotte bus route on agenda

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Residents have another chance tonight to tell county commissioners if they would use a bus service from east Lincoln to Charlotte. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. An express bus…

`Free choce` areas eliminated

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“Freedom of choice” boundaries have been eliminated between Lincolnton and North Lincoln High Schools. The above map show the new boundaries for the two schools. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo With the beginning of the 2004 to 2005 school year, “freedom of choice” boundary areas will be eliminated between North…

Community vigil highlights child abuse survival

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Kathy Vinzant, director of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse, spoke out at a vigil held in front of the court house on Sunday evening. The coalition hopes to make the vigil an annual event. Josh Davis / LTN Photo Shirts with the names and ages of North Carolina…