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`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…

Face-lifting, preservation sought for post office mural

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Conservator Craig Crawford examines damage to the mural inside Lincolnton’s post office Saturday. Local officials are hoping to preserve the mural, which was painted in 1938. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo The mural hanging in Lincolnton’s post office often goes unnoticed every day by residents dropping off packages or purchasing…

Spec building an investment of faith

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Alan Lewis, center, of the Keith Corporation shows maps pinpointing the location of the company’s new shell building at the Lincoln County Industrial Park. At left are Barry Matherly, executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association, and LEADA Chairman Darrell Gettys. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Ron Leach with…

Resignation requested of board official

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The county’s newest Planning Board member was asked to resign last week after officials said he caused discord among the board. Dan Tritt, a Denver resident, was sworn in two months ago. “There was some contention on the Planning Board on the last night they met, and some board members…

Lincoln opposes ‘Save our Summers’ movement

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The Lincoln County Board of Education hopes to keep the start of school a local decision. The board voted to oppose possible state legislation mandating that schools start after Labor Day. “The citizens of Lincoln County have elected this board to make decisions for this county,” said Superintendent Jim Watson.…

Around Town 4/16/2004

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PUBLIC HEARING Residents can speak out on a proposed Denver-to-Charlotte bus system at Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. LIFEGUARD TRAINING The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department if offering…

Look at Lincoln

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Rebekah Cespedes shows her mother, Ilana Gonzalez, the eggs she found during the Easter egg hunt at Betty G. Ross Park Saturday. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

School officials approve expenses

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The Board of Education unanimously approved a $2,088,011 current expense budget at April’s Board of Education meeting. This budget, which is $839,000 more than last year’s current expense budget, will be presented to the Board of Commissioners. The budget had additions listed as either high priority or low priority. “I…

Celebrating Lincolnton

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Among the celebrants for Lincoln County’s 225th Birthday Wednesday were Davie’s Rangers, decked out in Colonial attire. From left to right are Mark Ewing, Randy Whitworth and Todd Carpenter. The celebration featured birthday cake and hot dogs at the County Historian’s office on West Water Street. Jenny Walling / LTN…