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Area dentists provide screening services

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Prissy Helms, a dental hygienist for the Lincoln County Health Department, checks four-year-old Makayla’s teeth during a screening for rising kindergartners. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo Over the past week, many rising kindergartners have had their teeth poked and prodded by the “tooth fairy.” Prissy Helms, a Health Department dental…

Commissioners approve 88-lot tract

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A contested 88-lot subdivision on Lake Norman won county commissioners’ approval Monday, but not before the board tacked several conditions onto the plans. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the rezoning of 73 acres on Burton Lane and Dellinger Road to allow Robert Hecht to develop a major subdivision. The board…

Woman loses life savings in bank scam

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Police are looking for a man who allegedly posed as an undercover agent and stole a Lincolnton woman’s savings. The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black man in his 40s with an average height and build. He worked with an accomplice, described as a black female, also in her…

Employee work policies revised by school board

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Some school district employees holding officer positions in their school’s fund-raising organization will soon have to step down from their positions. “This was to avoid conflict,” said Tony Jenkins, a member of the Board of Education’s policy committee. “It wasn’t to keep any parent or teacher from becoming involved in…

Look at Lincoln

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A golf tournament was held Friday to raise money for the Adopt-a-Cop program. Participating form left to right are Ron Matthews, Lonnie Reep and Tim Johnson. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Charlotte bus route on agenda

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Residents have another chance tonight to tell county commissioners if they would use a bus service from east Lincoln to Charlotte. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. An express bus…

`Free choce` areas eliminated

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“Freedom of choice” boundaries have been eliminated between Lincolnton and North Lincoln High Schools. The above map show the new boundaries for the two schools. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo With the beginning of the 2004 to 2005 school year, “freedom of choice” boundary areas will be eliminated between North…

Community vigil highlights child abuse survival

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Kathy Vinzant, director of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse, spoke out at a vigil held in front of the court house on Sunday evening. The coalition hopes to make the vigil an annual event. Josh Davis / LTN Photo Shirts with the names and ages of North Carolina…

Face-lifting, preservation sought for post office mural

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Conservator Craig Crawford examines damage to the mural inside Lincolnton’s post office Saturday. Local officials are hoping to preserve the mural, which was painted in 1938. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo The mural hanging in Lincolnton’s post office often goes unnoticed every day by residents dropping off packages or purchasing…

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.…