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Saturdays picked for snow make-ups

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Lincoln County Schools will make up snow days on two Saturdays — March 14 and April 4. Students will begin school at the regular time, but will be dismissed at noon. Breakfast and lunch will be served. “There were discussions about the use of Memorial Day and the use of…

Blank checks, equipment, tools stolen

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Authorities are on the lookout for a person who allegedly took hundreds of blank checks from a Denver business early Sunday morning. Steve Olson, owner of Steve’s Honda Service, reported to sheriff’s detectives that he found that someone had broken a window from the front door to gain entry into…

Sheriff’s team handed out 150 citations in February

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office’s Accelerated Criminal Enforcement Team issued more then 150 traffic citations for the month of February. The ACE Team issued 62 speeding violations, making it 38 percent of the total citations issued for the month, authorities said. Other traffic violations included registration law violations, expired inspection…

Around Town 3/6/2009

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LIFEGUARD TRAINING The Lincoln County American Red Cross will sponsor lifeguard training classes Monday through April 8 at the Lincoln County Family YMCA. The cost of the course is $150 for YMCA members and $200 for non-members. The cost includes training, books, a pocket mask, certification cards and the use…

Fair helps participants deal with financial problems

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A Financial Fitness Fair looking at everything from credit to unemployment to stress was conducted Thursday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. “I firmly believe that everyone shares this in common — that we want to do more with the money we have,” said Leigh Guth, an extension agent.…

Plays postponed

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This weekend’s performances of Guys and Dolls at North Lincoln High School have been canceled. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. March 12 through 14 and 3 p.m. March 15. Due to snow days, East Lincoln High School’s production of Blithe Spirit will now be performed 7 p.m. March 19 through…

Around Town 3/4/2009

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QUILT GUILD The Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday at the Lincoln County Senior Center, Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 Aspen St. Kaye Carr will present “Jackets and Vests from Sweatshirts” at Wednesday’s meeting. Monthly meetings include show-and-tell, and a program related to…

Enjoying the snow

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Traffic fixes will result in new headaches

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A new highway is expected to alter traffic flow in eastern Lincoln County radically, possibly as early as this year. However, there is a problem: no money for road and intersection improvements on the existing N.C. 16 could spell major traffic jams for local motorists at key connection points between…

ELPAC can boast of success over half-decade

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Since 2006, the majority of Lincoln County commissioners have come from eastern Lincoln County. There is a new county manager, a revamped planning department and an emphasis on laws and policies to manage growth better. And that’s just what they’ve been able to help push through in their first five…