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Charlotte bus route on agenda

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Residents have another chance tonight to tell county commissioners if they would use a bus service from east Lincoln to Charlotte. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. An express bus…

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…

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.…

Escapee captured after chase

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Sheriff’s Deputy Connie Queen and Lincolnton Police Officer Neil McKinney lead Samuel Lawrence out of the courthouse Monday. Lawrence temporarily escaped custody after his first court appearance. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo A man arrested Saturday for larceny escaped from police custody Monday outside the courthouse but was captured minutes…

DDA Outreach program to assess city needs

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Business and property owners in downtown Lincolnton will soon have an opportunity to be heard. The city’s Downtown Development Association is unveiling a new visitation program, called the Downtown Outreach Program. The program marks the first part of a comprehensive market analysis that will help downtown businesses be more successful…