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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…

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,…

Business Appreciation Week observed locally

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City and county officials will honor local companies this week as part of the 2004 Business Appreciation Week. This event will be a week-long celebration to thank business and industry for their presence and commitment to the community. Both the city of Lincolnton and Lincoln County have officials declared this…