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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…

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…

Look at Lincoln

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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…

Around Town 6/25/2004

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BIBLE SCHOOL Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Hwy. 182, will have Vacation Bible School Sunday through Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. each night. Classes for nursery to adult will be available. BIBLE SCHOOL Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, N.C. 150 East, Maiden, will have Vacation Bible School Sunday through Wednesday…

Seeking Shelter

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Music lovers huddled under umbrellas and awnings Thursday night while rain threatened to cancel Alive After Five. (From left) Justin Cantley, Mark Griffith and Matthew Griffith came prepared. The event started late due to the weather, but the band eventually took the stage. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

State awards city downtown grant

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The city of Lincolnton has received a Historic Preservation Fund Grant from the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Cultural Resources to complete a National Register Historic District nomination for downtown Lincolnton. Downtown will be the first commercial historic district in Lincoln County and will complement the two…

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…

Cosmetology program returns to Lincoln

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After two years without a cosmetology program, Lincoln County students of all ages can once again learn the ins and outs of making people beautiful. The county’s previous cosmetology program existed for over 20 years, but ended in 2002 in part due to lack of interest. “It was never closing.…

YMCA launches outreach program

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Sandy Kane and Bill Lawing (above) dance with the Lincoln Square Western Style Dance Club at the kickoff of the Lincoln Family YMCA Outreach Campaign. Volunteers celebrated the start of the campaign at an outside party. Lincoln County Family YMCA volunteers kicked off their outreach campaign with a hoe-down on…