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Lincoln goes Clinton; Obama easily wins state

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Barack Obama may have won the state of North Carolina, but the hearts of Lincoln County Democrats belonged to Hillary Clinton. Clinton earned 68.9 percent of the vote in the local Democratic primary. Obama received only 28.48 percent. A total of 9,765 Lincoln County Democrats voted. “I know where she…

Coming Up

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CONTACT US If you have a news tip or story suggestion, would like to place an advertisement or subscribe to the Lincoln Times-News, please call: (704) 257-0020 COMING UP n Winning is everything: DABA and Scholz and Associates Inc. will offer DABA members and other business professionals a four-hour “Winning…

Lincoln sales tax thumped

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A quarter-cent sales tax proposed by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was defeated overwhelmingly in Tuesday’s primary election. The proposal, which commissioners had discussed as a means of helping pay off the county’s school debt, failed by a margin of 73.81 percent to 26.19 percent. The tax was expected…

Pulte project needs deal to reach fruition

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The fate of a 1,200-home subdivision for older adults in east Lincoln County may hinge on a compromise. Developers are willing to pay increased water and sewer connection fees required by the county, but prefer not to do it as a lump sum. Pulte Homes in February threatened to scrap…

Projects teach citizenship for Pumpkin Center pupils

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Kim Dodgin is teaching third- and fifth-graders at Pumpkin Center Intermediate School about citizenship through projects for younger children. The third-graders are making a video for the second-graders at Pumpkin Center Primary School to reassure the younger children about moving to “the other side.” The fifth-graders are helping illustrate a…

POETRY COFFEEHOUSE

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Chris Dean / LTN Photos Mikayla McDowell (left), a fifth-grade student in Caroline Cunningham’s class at Kiser Intermediate School, reads one of the poems she wrote for the class’ poetry coffeehouse. Music teacher Leslie Eunis (right) played the guitar as students read. Fifth-grader Amber Alber shows her class a concrete…

Soup Kitchen dinner Thursday

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A $10 spaghetti supper will provide roughly 20 meals for future clients of Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s soup kitchen. “Every day we see new people and new faces, and this increasingly becomes more so as the economy gets worse,” said Susan Brymer, executive director. The third annual Soup Kitchen…

Around Town 5/5/2008

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SECOND FRIDAY FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant in Denver. The cost is $6 per person. This month’s program features music from E.C. Beatty. To register call Paul and Celia Deese at (704) 483-455 or (704) 483-5778. RABIES…

Education Briefs

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ADVISORY COUNCIL The Lincolnton Student Advisory Council will meet at 6 p.m. tonight at the Lincoln County Schools central office, North Generals Boulevard, Lincolnton. Council members are asked to invite the selected teachers and principals. Members should also bring a guest, a rising junior or senior at their school, who…

Older Americans Week celebrated by seniors

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Lincoln County senior citizens celebrated Older Americans Week with games, fellowship and food. “All us seniors, we do things whether we’re laughed at or not. We’re just out for the fun of it,” said Willena Rhyne, a participant. “We have to do this to stay young.” The Older Americans celebration…