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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…

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…

Union Elementary students go back in time

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Woodworker Jeff Higgins asks for a student volunteer during Union Elementary School’s Colonial Day. Third grade students (left to right) Houston Gilmore, Bret Pittman, Samantha Livingston, Jennifer Dellinger, Tyler Albright and Michaela Setzer raise their hands. Throughout the course of the day Higgins built a miniature colonial home. Jenny Walling…

Downtown spring festival planned

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The courtsquare will be lined with vendors and craftsmen this month — ushering in spring and joining in a new festival for Lincolnton. Main Street Spring Market will be held Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “It’s going to be like a downtown bazaar with arts and…

More than 50 take stage in ‘Oz’

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Elaini Crouse, a student at S. Ray Lowder, has her munchkin makeup put on during a dress rehearsal for “The Wizard of Oz.” The students perform Tuesday. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo The hallway at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School filled with magical creatures in colorful costumes and painted faces…

Charlotte bus service, new housing on county agenda

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Residents can tell county commissioners what they think of several issues tonight, including a proposed Denver-to-Charlotte bus system and an 88-lot subdivision. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting will be held tonight in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center, following the…