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Union kids lament lost holiday

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While other children were nestled in their beds, students at Union Elementary School had to wake up and go to class on Friday morning. “I really didn’t care because my sister loves sleeping in. She always loves to sleep,” said Betsy Roland, a fourth-grader. “I’m one of those people who…

Business Appreciation Week observed locally

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City and county officials will honor local companies this week as part of the 2004 Business Appreciation Week. This event will be a week-long celebration to thank business and industry for their presence and commitment to the community. Both the city of Lincolnton and Lincoln County have officials declared this…

Lincolnton celebrates 225th

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Lincolnton will celebrate its 225th birthday Wednesday with hot dogs, cakes, drinks and door prices. Residents are invited to this celebration at the Lincoln County Historical Coordinators Office from a 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s on West Water Street beside the old farmer’s market parking lot. Lincoln County was…

Look at Lincoln

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The Lincoln Middle School Communities in Schools classes helped Battleground kindergartners out during an Easter Egg Hunt Tuesday. CIS student Ashley Murray, center, is shown with Dayana Hernandez and Deisy Palacios as the students gathered plastic eggs. Al Dozier / LTN Photo…

Prayer Project

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Heather Crawely, 10, of Lincolnton prepared prayer cards Tuesday afternoon. She plans to give the cards to Susan and Harold Queen. The Queens’ son, Tony Queen, deployed with the National Guard C-Battery out of Lincolnton, which is now in Iraq. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Teacher supplements, reading tutors recommended

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The Board of Education Budget and Finance Committee has voted to recommend an $839,000 increase to last year’s $12,496,011 expense budget. “This is a pretty bare bones budget,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. It will cost $354,000 just to keep the school system at its current level. “This is pretty much…

City Hall slowed by fuel leak

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City officials are waiting on results from soil tests to see how an old fuel spill could affect the renovations being done on City Hall. Crews discovered the spill last week while doing excavation work on the property, located at 114 W. Sycamore St. downtown. It’s believed to have come…

Charter School’s east campus expands

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Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus will expand into a high school next year with the starting of a ninth grade. The school already has a high school in the west. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo DENVER — Eighth-graders at the Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus can look forward to another…

City defends Chetola trip

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Hotel rooms: $6,239.89. Meals: $2,941.42. Facilitator: $1,500. Building strong intergovernmental relationships and improving city services: priceless. That’s how Lincolnton City Council members and officials are defending the use of about $17,000 on two recent trips. “I think if you look at the city, we do a tremendous amount of providing…

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…