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Easter Joy

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Children were all grins Saturday while participating in Easter events in Lincolnton. (Above) Macy Berghello posed for a picture with the Easter bunny outside of Byrd’s Sundries Saturday morning. Inside the store children listened to stories and made crafts. (Below) One-year-old Austin Rodriguez puts an egg in his basket with…

Brittany’s legacy lives a year later

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Donna Keever could only watch as the oncoming car swerved into her lane. Her daughter, 15-year-old Brittany Morrison, was driving. Her younger daughter Jessica, 8, and a friend Mindy, 14, were riding in the back. Brittany didn’t have time to react. She didn’t even see the car coming. Seconds later,…

Three injured as truck rolls

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Emergency crews load a patient onto a helicopter for transport to Carolinas Medical Center following a wreck in southern Lincoln County Saturday afternoon. Joseph Brymer / Contributed A Vale man was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and charged with driving drunk after a single-vehicle in southern Lincoln County…

Look at Lincoln

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Samantha Jarvis paints a poster at the Hills Chapel United Methodist Church booth during east Lincoln’s Relay for Life event. The Lincolnton Relay for Life event is scheduled for the weekend of May 7 at Lincolnton High School. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Around Town 4/12/2004

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SENIOR CITIZENS MEETING The Iron Station Community Senior Citizens will meet Wednesday at Ironton Presbyterian Church. LINCOLN QUILTERS MEETING Lincoln Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Center. The program will be on color with Jean Funderburk. Guests are welcome to attend. REPUBLICAN WOMENS MEETING The Lincoln…

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…

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…