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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…

Habitat celebrates new home store

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Habitat For Humanity Home Store workers and volunteers have settled nicely into their new home. “It looks like somewhere you want to go shopping instead of someone’s old basement,” said Betsy Okonski, a store volunteer. The store celebrates its grand opening all next week at its new location on 809…

Police seek two for passing fake payroll checks

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Lincolnton Police are looking for two men wanted for passing fake payroll checks here and in seven other nearby jurisdictions. Authorities in Lincolnton, Newton, Catawba County, Troutman, Mooresville, Huntersville, Conover and Concord have charges pending against Ryan Michael Napier and Christopher William Towers, Detective Matt Painter said. Towers will be…

Crowds expected for Easter drama

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Joey Choate, Taylor Newton and Buffie Newton act out a scene from “God’s Passion for You: An Easter Drama” at Anthony Grove Baptist Church during a dress rehearsal Thursday. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo CROUSE — More than 100 actors will converge on a gymnasium-length stage to present one of…

Charter School parents divided over high school

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A proposed new high school campus in east Lincoln has parents at the Lincoln Charter School divided. “I think we’re spreading our energies, and we are going too far too fast too soon,” said Barb Lauro, a parent against the proposed campus. The proposed high school would open in fall…

Alcohol sales approved for town events

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City Council members Thursday approved the sale of beer and wine at two downtown events this year. Alcohol will be sold at the five Alive After Five concerts and the Hog Happenin’ festival. Last year was the first that beer and wine had been offered at both events, and city…

Bidders flock to auction

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West Lincoln Cheerleaders Kristen Crouse (left to right), Sheena Simpson and Cameron Young cozy up to a stuffed shark up for bidding at the Rotary Club Auction. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Rotarian volunteers sped around the James W. Warren Citizens Center Thursday evening making sure everything was in place…

Local businesses, employees receive safety awards

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Cherie Berry, Commissioner of Labor, gives the second consecutive year gold award to Wayne Goodson, a representative of Mohican Mills, Inc. at Tuesday night’s Safety Awards ceremony. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Employees from local businesses flocked to Gaston College Senior Center Tuesday night to receive safety awards for the…

Property owners can seek rate reductions

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Residents in the Crouse Volunteer Fire Department’s district can now receive up to a 25 percent reduction in annual fire insurance policy if they’re within 1,000 feet of a working fire hydrant. Contributed photo CROUSE — Property owners in the Crouse Volunteer Fire Department tax district can now request an…