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DSS to add staff

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Worker caseloads increasing The Lincoln County Department of Social Services will hire three new social workers by the end of October in order to better handle caseloads. “It’s really needed because our reports are constantly increasing,” said Lynn Scruggs, assistant to the director. “We’re averaging around 85 reports a month.”…

Flag ban at WLHS brings protests

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Students driving tractors to West Lincoln High School on homecoming morning wore overalls, straw cowboy hats and shirts with the word “hillbilly” proudly displayed. Nowhere to be found, however, were confederate flags, despite the protests of some students and parents. “Students can do whatever they want to on public roads…

Ribbons serve as checkup reminders

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. NC’s Governor Easley has proclaimed Oct 3-9, 2004 as Pink Ribbon Week in the state. All North Carolinians are urged to wear pink ribbons in recognition of breast cancer awareness and in honor of N.C. women who are now fighting the battle with…

60th Anniversary

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50th Anniversary

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Concert season debuts with Time for Three

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The Lincoln County Concert Association’s season of variety will kick off next week. The 2004-05 season will open Thursday, Oct. 7 with Time for Three. The band plays an interactive concert of Bach, rock, bluegrass, jazz, folk, gypsy and crossover music. The group is only the beginning of a list…

WLHS ROTC program has successful start

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The West Lincoln High School Jr. Naval ROTC program is off to a good start this year, according to one of its top instructors. Lt. Cmdr. Karl Jordan spoke proudly of the new program at the Rotary Club of Lincolnton meeting on Monday. Competitively the color guards and drill teams…

Lake panel eyes growth figures

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The Lake Norman Transportation Advisory Committee approved county-wide population and employment projections for long range planning purposes at Tuesday’s meeting in Lincolnton. The land use team for the Metrolina Travel Demand Model has been working on the plan for two years. The planning projections will be endorsed by the Transportation…

Denver`s biology bugg — Student takes her work to next level

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DURHAM – In what will be the culmination of months of independent biology research, Denver resident Amanda Mason, 17, will submit her findings as an entry in the 2004-2005 Siemens Westinghouse Competition for Math, Science and Technology taking place Sept. 29. In this competition, remarkably talented high school students challenge…

Progressive Dinner

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Greg Coffey, president of the East Lincoln Betterment Association, presents Kathy Vinzant, director for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse with a $250 check at the second ELBA Progressive Dinner last Thursday evening. The event included an evening of entertainment for the community, including appetizers at Mazatlan, dinner at…