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Around Town 5/28/2004

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321 RESIDENTS MEETING A meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at 321 N. Fire Department to elect new board members. All residents of the fire district are urged to attend and vote. SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is accepting enrollment for this…

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…

Jive after five

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Pumpkin Center counselor honored

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Today’s elementary school students have to deal with anxiety over test scores, parents divorcing and peer pressure, among others. It’s sensitive information for a school counselor seeking to help them out. But Kim Dodgin at Pumpkin Center Elementary manages to gain their confidence. “I always tell children that I’m the…

Commissioners hear budget woes

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Lincoln County commissioners took their first stab at the 2004-05 budget during a work session Tuesday. During the meeting, the board heard from representatives from Lincoln County Schools, the tax department, the Department of Social Services, EMS, recreation and public works. The school system had the most notable presence, filling…

LHS ceremonies stay indoors

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The students at Lincolnton High School will don their caps and gowns and attend their graduation ceremony at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, despite the efforts of some to change the location. Tammy Farris, the mother of a Lincolnton High senior, collected 124 signatures from students who supported moving…

Students celebrate last days

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Children throughout the county have spent the last week of school eating sno-cones and celebrating the coming of summer vacation. School finishes for the year on Friday morning at 11 a.m. Most students are looking forward to hearing the last school bell ring. “School can get you very tired,” said…

Proposed budget to go before public

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The Lincolnton City Council held its second budget work session Tuesday and agreed to put the city manager’s proposed budget up for public hearing June 3. No changes have been made to the budget since it was drafted, City Manager Jeff Emory said. The $27.4 million budget keeps the property…

Main street shooting case gets hearing

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A Cherryville man charged with the attempted murder of his estranged wife and her daughter in downtown Lincolnton requested a lower bond in Superior Court on Monday. Robert Jeter’s wife, Sherry Moncree, sat behind him in the courtroom as his lawyer asked that Jeter’s $125,000 bond be lowered to something…