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Upgrading graduation requirements discussed

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Slacking off senior year isn’t going to be an option anymore. The Lincoln County Board of Education curriculum committee discussed updating graduation requirements Monday night. “It will be hard on procrastinators,” said Elaine Jenkins, associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction. The new graduation requirements include passing the five End Of…

Hydrilla munchers released into lake

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Large minnows are busy munching on weeds in Lake Norman. On Monday morning, 3,000 grass carp were released into the lake to feast on hydrilla, the fast growing exotic aquatic weed that is invading the lake. When left unchecked the weed is capable of choking out entire coves. The 14-inch…

East leader has heart surgery

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It might be a miracle. What was supposed to be a routine check-up for Peter Browne, president of the East Lincoln Betterment Association, turned out to be a lot more than he bargained for. “Peter simply had a birthday so he went in to the doctor for a stress test,”…

Residents voice concerns over roads, traffic

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Residents in east Lincoln voiced their concerns and frustrations Thursday over traffic and road problems. Approximately 100 residents who came to a meeting of the East Lincoln Betterment Association to learn more about some of the ongoing projects. The meeting was held at the East Lincoln Recreation Center. Questions were…

Hot topics on tonight’s commission agenda

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Several hot topics are on the agenda for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners tonight. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Commissioners Carrol Mitchem and Marie Moore will present recommendations on the proposed redistricting. Mitchem and Moore were appointed…

Around Town 5/16/2005

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LIONS CLUB The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet Tuesday. Al Dozier, editor of the Lincoln Times-News will be the guest speaker and will share some of his career experiences. Members and guests will arrive at 6:30 p.m. at Ryan’s Steak House. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Upcoming fund…

Lincoln seniors conquer games

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Many concerned over proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter

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A proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter planned for N.C. 73 could bring with it up to 500 jobs and more than $1 million in county sales taxes. But it could also bring out strong opposition from residents and small business owners. Andrew Johnson, president of the Denver Area Business Association, said small…

This won`t hurt but a little bit

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Belmont Abby magazine recognized

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BELMONT – Belmont Abbey College’s alumni magazine, “Crossroads,’ has earned high honors for the second year in a row, garnering three Communicator Awards in the 2005 Print Media competition. The college won two Awards of Distinction for its Winter/Spring 2004 issue in the categories of best magazine for an educational…