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Planning Board makes changes for new bank

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t appears some changes are coming to the eastern end of Lincolnton, as the Planning Board approved staff recommendations that will bring a new bank and new commercial entities to the area. At its Tuesday afternoon meeting, the board unanimously passed a motion to recommend rezoning three parcels of land…

Flu shots

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Around Town 2/18/2008

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PUBLIC HEARING The Howards Creek Volunteer Fire Department will have a public hearing on its budget. Anyone paying taxes in the Howards Creek Fire District is welcome to attend. The hearing will be 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 at the fire department, located at 3117 N.C. 27 W. in…

Valentine celebrations

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The American Legion Post 30 held a Valentine’s Day Dinner for its members and some distinguished guests including the Gold Star Mothers, women who have lost a child in the military. Pictured above from left to right are Gold Star Mothers Lorene Houser, Pauline Beam, June L. Branch (who is…

Board approves policy changes

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The Lincoln County Board of Education recently approved five changes to procedures and policies, three of which will be open for 20 more days for public comment. The policies approved were a new student dress code, administering medicine to students, the drug-free and alcohol-free workplace and a claim settlement policy.…

East Lincoln advances in math competition

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The East Lincoln Middle School MathCounts team beat 30 other teams to win first place in team competition at the Regional MathCounts Competition. In individual competition, East Lincoln had three students in the top 10 of all the highest scores. Thomas Francis placed 10th, Stephen Shenigo placed ninth and Levi…

Oath of office

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‘Star in the East’ helps people

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Many people have heard of the Masons, an organization dedicated to helping the community through charitable work. Fewer people know about Eastern Star, an organization dedicated to helping the Masons. “It is a spin-off of the Masons,” member Les Taylor said of the group. Founded in Mississippi, the group formed…

Preschool, kindergarten signups set

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Registration for kindergarten and preschool programs in Lincoln County Schools began Thursday and will continue through March 14. First-graders new to Lincoln County Schools should also register during this period. Parents should register their child at the school the child will attend. To register a child, parents should bring: n…

Around Town 2/15/2008

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CIVIL WAR ESSAY The Lincolnton Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will grant a $500 college scholarship to the winner of a Civil War essay competition. For an application, contact Dan Bolick at 430 W. 20th St., Newton, NC 28658, or call (828) 464-1440 during the day or (828)…