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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…

Around Town 4/7/2004

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INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St., adult choir will present Once Upon A Cross, Inspirational Music for the Easter Season at 7 p.m. Friday and 10:50 a.m. Sunday. WEATHER SPOTTERS CLASS The Lincoln County Volunteer Communications Amateur Radio Group will sponsor a Basic Weather Spotters Class…

Look at Lincoln

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Joseph Perkins, Matthew Hayton, Ryan Hayton and Tori Jackson, members of the Panthers 4-H Club, met Tuesday at the Citizens Center to rehearse a play, “The Crowded House.” They performed Tuesday night for friends and family as part of their study of the 4-H unit on the theater arts. The…

Planners OK 88-lot tract

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County Planning Board members voted to recommend approval of an 88-lot subdivision on Lake Norman Monday night, despite concerns from a number of residents. The board voted 5-0 to recommend that the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approve the application from Robert Hecht to rezone 73 acres from Residential Single-Family…

County considers new quarters for health department

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Commissioners Monday night designated almost $97,000 to help relieve the cramped quarters of the Lincoln County Health Department. The board unanimously approved the funds, which will go toward minor renovations to the facility on Wilma Sigmon Road in Lincolnton. And soon, they’ll consider a new building for the department that…

Rendering of proposed new elementary school unveiled

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The architectural firm of Martin-Boal-Anthony-Johnson has developed an artist’s rendering of the proposed elementary school, which would be built in west Lincoln County if a $47 million bond referendum is passed on May 6. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo After listening to the opinions of teachers, parents and principals, architects…

House Fire

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About 15 firefighters from South Fork and Lincolnton fire departments battled a blaze that consumed a house at 449 Southside Church Road Tuesday afternoon. The fire was confined to two rooms but spread to the attic and caused damage throughout the house, said Lincolnton firefighter Ryan Heavner. It took about…

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…