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Planners OK 88-lot tract

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County Planning Board members voted to recommend approval of an 88-lot subdivision on Lake Norman Monday night, despite concerns from a number of residents. The board voted 5-0 to recommend that the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approve the application from Robert Hecht to rezone 73 acres from Residential Single-Family…

County considers new quarters for health department

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Commissioners Monday night designated almost $97,000 to help relieve the cramped quarters of the Lincoln County Health Department. The board unanimously approved the funds, which will go toward minor renovations to the facility on Wilma Sigmon Road in Lincolnton. And soon, they’ll consider a new building for the department that…

Rendering of proposed new elementary school unveiled

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The architectural firm of Martin-Boal-Anthony-Johnson has developed an artist’s rendering of the proposed elementary school, which would be built in west Lincoln County if a $47 million bond referendum is passed on May 6. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo After listening to the opinions of teachers, parents and principals, architects…

House Fire

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About 15 firefighters from South Fork and Lincolnton fire departments battled a blaze that consumed a house at 449 Southside Church Road Tuesday afternoon. The fire was confined to two rooms but spread to the attic and caused damage throughout the house, said Lincolnton firefighter Ryan Heavner. It took about…

Kawai America to close in early 2005

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Lincolnton’s Kawai plant, located at 2001 Kawai Road, will shut down by early 2005, officials announced Tuesday. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Kawai America Manufacturing, Inc., a fixture in Lincolnton since 1988, announced Tuesday it will close by early 2005. The company manufactures acoustical upright pianos in its plant on…

Relay draws crowd

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Martha Leonhardt, left, and Mary Ann Annunciata, right, hold up the banner of survivors’ handprints during the East Lincoln Relay for Life’s Survivor lap on Friday. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo The east Lincoln Relay for Life drew thousands of participants this weekend and approached it’s fund raising goal of…

Teens die in wreck

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Sally Clark, left, and Grace Jordan, right, died Sunday in Huntersville Contributed photo Two Lincoln County teen-agers died Sunday after the car they were riding in was hit by another vehicle in Huntersville. Anna “Grace” Jordan of Denver and Sally McKenzie Clark of Iron Station, both 19, were cousins and…

Union Elementary students go back in time

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Woodworker Jeff Higgins asks for a student volunteer during Union Elementary School’s Colonial Day. Third grade students (left to right) Houston Gilmore, Bret Pittman, Samantha Livingston, Jennifer Dellinger, Tyler Albright and Michaela Setzer raise their hands. Throughout the course of the day Higgins built a miniature colonial home. Jenny Walling…

Downtown spring festival planned

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The courtsquare will be lined with vendors and craftsmen this month — ushering in spring and joining in a new festival for Lincolnton. Main Street Spring Market will be held Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “It’s going to be like a downtown bazaar with arts and…

More than 50 take stage in ‘Oz’

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Elaini Crouse, a student at S. Ray Lowder, has her munchkin makeup put on during a dress rehearsal for “The Wizard of Oz.” The students perform Tuesday. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo The hallway at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School filled with magical creatures in colorful costumes and painted faces…