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Turn lane agreement is near

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Weeks after commissioners threatened to shut down Lincoln Charter School unless a turn lane was installed on N.C. 16, an attorney for the school said an agreement is close and construction could be completed by the end of the summer. Attorney Todd Wulfhorst told commissioners Monday he had spoken personally…

Lincolnton Goodwill store to mark 10th anniversary

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Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Lincolnton retail store and the Lincoln County Job Connection Saturday. The celebration will feature an anniversary sale with 30 percent off donated items at the Lincolnton store. In addition, a special celebration will take place from 9…

Manager recommends water, sewage tax cuts for relief

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Water and sewer tax cuts could come by June in a move that would keep cash in the pockets of many east Lincoln County utility customers. Newly hired County Manager George Wood recommended to commissioners dropping the amount customers within the East Lincoln Water and Sewer District pay now from…

Candidates address Lincoln Democratic Convention

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Patsy Black opened the Lincoln County Democratic Convention saying that 2008 is an exciting year for Democrats and eliciting help from attendees. All candidates in the Democratic primary were allowed to address the crowd and introduce themselves briefly. Gary Eudy and Leroy Buff, both candidates for the Lincoln County Board…

Only 2 schools won’t get money from school bond

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Funds from the school bond referendum would benefit almost every school in the county if the referendum passes on May 6. Norris S. Childers Elementary, which was built with funds from the 2004 school bond, and St. James Elementary, which is also a relatively new school, are the only schools…

CHARACTER DAY

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Colton Gilbert, a kindergartner in Jennifer Gimberling’s class at Iron Station Elementary School, gives a speech about his character. Colton was Puff the Magic Dragon. Chris Dean / LTN Photo Reese Bowser participates in her kindergarten class’ “Living Bookstore.” Reese dressed as the character “Kitty” from the book “Three Little…

Camera’s lens doesn’t miss Cherryville

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Cherryville isn’t Hollywood, but, in this area, it may be the next best thing. Some may remember a 2006 Hamburger Helper commercial featuring a Cherryville family. Others may recall a Toyota commercial filmed in downtown Cherryville. And now, there’s the possibility that more camera crews might descend upon the northwest…

Ribbons stylists have decades of doing hair

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If you are looking for a trendy new cut, Ribbons Hair Salon will make you feel like a star. Sisters Kathi Mauney and Katrina Burch have been serving customers in the Cherryville area for more 20 years. Mauney says that she “has always enjoyed styling hair” but decided to pursue…

Around Town 4/21/2008

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CONSTITUENT DAY Sen. Elizabeth Dole will send a representative from her western office to meet with her Lincoln County constituents from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday in the Commissioners’ Room on the third floor of the Citizens Center. Constituents are invited to hold individual meetings to discuss concerns with…

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