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Around Town 4/14/2004

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BLUEGRASS GROUP The Christian Bluegrass group The Flowers Family will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cup Of Grace Coffeehouse, 115 W. Court Square. For more information call 704-732-8000. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY During the month of April, the Broad River Genealogical Society will be making change in their schedule for…

East track backdrop for movie

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The East Lincoln Speedway is gearing up for some serious lights, camera and action next week. The speedway will be bustling with activity starting Monday in order to film, “3: The Dale Earnhardt Story,” a made for TV movie. Victory Lane Productions chose the speedway in December and found it…

New middle school would free up space

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Pinnacle Architecture has finished an artist’s rendering of the proposed central Lincolnton campus. The school will be built if the May 4 bond referendum passes. Contributed / LTN Photo A proposed middle school in central Lincoln County would create changes for both elementary school and middle school children. “Bottom line,…

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…

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…