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Lincoln puts on show to recruit new teachers

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School administrators with slicked back hair, leather jackets and poodle skirts promoted their schools at Saturday’s Lincoln County School’s job fair. “With teacher shortages, it’s so easy for them to find a good job,” said Stephanie Dellinger, an assistant principal at North Brook Elementary. “I think it’s hard to find…

Around Town 4/26/2004

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MOTHER-DAUGHTER BRUNCH New Covenant United Methodist Church, 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Hwy., Mt. Holly, will have a Mother-Daughter Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8 with assorted breakfast quiche and casseroles, muffins, fresh fruit, French toast, bagels, coffee cake, donuts, biscuits, coffee and juice. Cost for adults is $10, guest to age…

Look at Lincoln

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Donna McMahon sketches brothers, Ryan, Andrew and Alex Cromer outside Cup of Grace Cofeehouse Saturday during Lincolnton’s Spring Fling. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Pastor, 65, to bike 575 miles

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The Rev. Linn Finger is taking his efforts for the fight against cancer on the road — 575 miles of road, to be exact. Finger, a part-time pastor at St. Matthews Church of Christ and an avid runner and biker, will soon set out on a 575-mile bike ride that…

Look at Lincoln

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Members of the Gold Hill Baptist Church choir sing gospel songs at the child abuse vigil held by the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse Sunday at the courthouse. Josh Davis / LTN Photo…

Diaster drill: Catastrophe at Cat Square

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Screams echoed off the walls of EMS headquarters Wednesday. Fire Marshal Mike Futrell hunched over, holding his hands over his mouth. Police Capt. Danny Hallman lay on his back kicking. And EMS Supervisor Carol Jenkins gagged and then let out a blood-curdling scream. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to help them.…

Filing period opens Monday

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Residents who want to take an active role in shaping Lincoln County and the state of North Carolina can file for political office starting Monday. The official filing period for county commissioner begins at noon Monday and ends at noon Friday, May 7. Three seats on the Lincoln County Board…

Pottery sale to help Humane Society

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Hand-crafted mugs of all shapes and sizes will be sold Tuesday to benefit the Humane Society of Lincoln County. For the seventh year, potters at Rising Sun Pottery will hold their annual open house and Mugathon. “We’ve got about 225 to 230 mugs this year of all different colors, shapes…

Area dentists provide screening services

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Prissy Helms, a dental hygienist for the Lincoln County Health Department, checks four-year-old Makayla’s teeth during a screening for rising kindergartners. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Over the past week, many rising kindergartners have had their teeth poked and prodded by the “tooth fairy.” Prissy Helms, a Health Department dental…

Commissioners approve 88-lot tract

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A contested 88-lot subdivision on Lake Norman won county commissioners’ approval Monday, but not before the board tacked several conditions onto the plans. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the rezoning of 73 acres on Burton Lane and Dellinger Road to allow Robert Hecht to develop a major subdivision. The board…