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NLHS finds identity in first year

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North Lincoln High School’s first school year started on much shakier ground than it finished. “We did not know if we were going to get into the building at all,” said Richard Freeman, principal of the high school. Now, a year after originally predicted, construction is almost complete, and North…

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.…

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…

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…

Look at Lincoln

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16 indicted on 63 drug charges

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Sixteen people were indicted this week on 63 drug charges brought by the Lincoln County Drug Task Force, and authorities expect to start making arrests in the next few weeks. Most of the charges are possession with intent to sell and deliver. Some are charged with selling and delivering, said…