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Grants, training provide better preparation for local agencies

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Following the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, emergency services in Lincoln County changed. Homeland security grant money was divvied up among local agencies to provide for new equipment and better preparation. And local law enforcement agencies began training with a new focus in mind. The county developed a Homeland…

Curriculum reflects effects of 9/11

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Covering the events of Sept. 11, 2001 has a different effect on U.S. History students than discussing the Civil War or Pearl Harbor. “The kids have lived this,” said Mike Bowen, an Advanced Placement U.S. History and AP Government teacher at Lincolnton High School. “Three years ago these young men…

Many Lincoln students take college route with AP classes

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Despite the increase in work, students across Lincoln County have signed up to take Advanced Placement classes. These classes follow the same curriculum a college class would, and if students pass AP tests at the end of the year, they could save thousands of dollars by receiving college credit. “I…

Fishing group gathers at Catfish Country

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Telly Fowler, holds up a 13-pound four-ounce catfish at Catfish and Carp Country in Iron Station Thursday evening. Amy Wadsworth / LTN Photo David McGraw said the lemon butter cream flavoring is best for the carp fishing right now. He bends down over his bucket to put more of the…

Standing Tall

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Maze patrons find adventure and victory among the stalks Tom Davidson and his sisters Renee Chapin and Yvonne Brown spent roughly three hours Friday afternoon trying to find their way out of a maze. The Amazing Maize Maze that is. Seven acres of twists and turns through a corn maze…

ELCM — Ministry gathers support for move

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East Lincoln Christian Ministries is moving to a new location, with the target date of Memorial Day. The 20,000-square-foot building will be located on Catawba Burris Road in Denver. It will be moved from it’s Pine Ridge Drive location, which is only a 10,000-square-foot building. “This has been a project…

Lake Calendar

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REVOLUTINARY WAR ENCAMPMENT Historic Latta Plantation will commemorate the 224th anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students of any age. Children 5 and under are…

War Revisited

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Battle of Charlotte featured at Historic Latta Plantation HUNTERSVILLE — Historic Latta Plantation will commemorate the 224th anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured at the site will be the recreated Davie’s Partisan Rangers and the…

Latino center hones English skills

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Lessons taught on American cultural issues At the Centro Contacto Latino, Spanish speakers learn to improve their English skills, and their children can take classes to brush up on their Spanish. “When children come (to the United States), learning English is pretty much a given,” said Betsy Chacon, director of…

July county jobless rate fell from June

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate went down for the month of July from a 7.3 in June to a 7.2. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission said this decrease was a pleasant surprise. “I guess there are enough people going to work that it offset the recent layoffs…