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Planners revise junk car measure

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Proposed changes to a county ordinance will not lower the number of junk cars that may be kept on one’s property, but will require they be kept out of sight, says the Lincoln County Planning Board. Board members discussed Thursday ways to revise the current ordinance on junk car ownership.…

Board accepts $10.1 million bid on new middle school

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The Lincoln County Board of Education chose Matthews Construction of Concord to oversee the building of the new Lincolnton Middle School during a special called meeting Wednesday night. Board members unanimously voted to accept the general contractor on the basis of its bid of $10,198,000. “I’m very excited about getting…

Truck Flips

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A tractor trailer driven by Jose Leyden Oviedo of Concord overturned Wednesday morning at the exit 28 on ramp to U.S. 321. Oviedo was charged with exceeding the safe speed, state Trooper B.Y. Hill said. He was transported to Lincoln Medical Center. Hill said as Oviedo took the turn the…

Piedmont Natural Gas to leave Lincolnton

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Piedmont Natural Gas is pulling out of Lincolnton after 39 years of serving the area. An exact date has not been set for the closing of the Sycamore Street location, but it is expected to occur in the middle of 2005. The decision to close was made as part of…

Seear recalls sights of a lifetime

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Physician retires from health dept. After resisting Nazis, going on whaling expeditions and providing aid in developing nations, a Lincoln County Health Department doctor is finally ready to retire. “Everything has to end,” said Torben Seear who has worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist with the Lincoln County Health Department…

Pipe organist to give smoking show

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The pied piper of the pipe organ is coming to Lincolnton promising both music and laughs. “He just has a very clever and fast paced presentation on how (the pipe organ) works and a very sparkling manner of playing,” said Daniel Hannemann, music minister at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Cj Sambach,…

Spaghetti-slurping good

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Hannah Gilroy and her family attended Family Night at GE Massey Elementary School Tuesday night. Children and adults ate spaghetti dinners, entered drawings for door prizes and visited information booths in the school’s media center. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Smoke Out — Health workers take anti-smoking steps

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Breaking free from addiction isn’t easy. Mollie Taylor, smoking cessation facilitator at Lincoln Medical Center, has faced the experience firsthand. A former smoker, she now helps others fight their battle against nicotine through a program called Freshstart. Though the program is only held quarterly at the hospital, Taylor offers assistance…

Lessons In Legato — Teacher cellist has time for class

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When Carrie Adams is not teaching, one can probably find her practicing her cello. The 23-year-old started playing the cello at the age of nine and took private lessons all through high school. She has been in the Charlotte Youth Symphony and the Junior Symphony. Now she is involved in…

Best At The Beat — Denver hip-hop artist jumps on the talent train

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It’s every teenagers dream. To become somebody, to become a star, to get noticed. Nick Chubbs, 19, has been living the dream. Chubbs, a Denver resident, just returned from Los Angeles where he won the award for best songwriting in the United States with the Best New Talent Search, a…