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Teacher supplements, reading tutors recommended

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The Board of Education Budget and Finance Committee has voted to recommend an $839,000 increase to last year’s $12,496,011 expense budget. “This is a pretty bare bones budget,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. It will cost $354,000 just to keep the school system at its current level. “This is pretty much…

City Hall slowed by fuel leak

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City officials are waiting on results from soil tests to see how an old fuel spill could affect the renovations being done on City Hall. Crews discovered the spill last week while doing excavation work on the property, located at 114 W. Sycamore St. downtown. It’s believed to have come…

Charter School’s east campus expands

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Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus will expand into a high school next year with the starting of a ninth grade. The school already has a high school in the west. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo DENVER — Eighth-graders at the Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus can look forward to another…

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…