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Relay draws crowd

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Martha Leonhardt, left, and Mary Ann Annunciata, right, hold up the banner of survivors’ handprints during the East Lincoln Relay for Life’s Survivor lap on Friday. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo The east Lincoln Relay for Life drew thousands of participants this weekend and approached it’s fund raising goal of…

Teens die in wreck

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Sally Clark, left, and Grace Jordan, right, died Sunday in Huntersville Contributed photo Two Lincoln County teen-agers died Sunday after the car they were riding in was hit by another vehicle in Huntersville. Anna “Grace” Jordan of Denver and Sally McKenzie Clark of Iron Station, both 19, were cousins and…

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…

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…

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…

Child abuse workers to get raises

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The Lincoln County Social Services Board voted to give raises to social workers investigating child mistreatment. The state has mandated that all such workers receive a promotion in an effort to retain quality social workers. “We’ve been lucky. Our folks have stayed,” said Susan McCracken, director of the Department of…