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Teachers would promote, retain under new policy

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This spring, North Carolina’s end-of-grade tests will not determine whether Lincoln County students will be promoted to the next grade. If the temporary policy change is approved by the Board of Education, teacher recommendation will promote a child to the next grade or retain him in the same grade for…

Church Briefs

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BLESSING OF BIKES Lincolnton Church of God, located on N.C. 150 bypass, will hold its second annual Blessing of the Bikes beginning at 10 a.m. March 29. Anyone with or without a motorcycle is welcome to join the church and its bike ministry, Driven by Grace, for free food, music…

Most Wanted

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Contact intensive surveillance officers Ted Overcash at (704) 732-2229 or David Carpenter at (704) 732-4784 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at (704) 736-8909 if you have information on the following criminal suspects. n Keymandy Williamson Wanted by the North Carolina Department of Corrections for possession with the intent to sell…

Around Town 3/21/2008

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REUNION The 20th Employees Reunion of the Carlton Yarn Mill and SCT will be held at 5 p.m. March 27 at DJ’s Restaurant in Cherryville. All employees are invited. For more information, call (704) 435-2295 or (704) 435-6182. DEMOCRATIC WOMEN The Lincoln County Democratic Women will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday…

Nantz prepares for 19th season

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It’s a tranquil afternoon at East Lincoln Speedway. Owner Ralph Nantz, 70, peers out from under a baseball cap at the signature red-clay dirt lining his track. The silence will be broken April 5th when as many as 1,000 spectators fill the stands and stock cars rumble to life on…

Lakefront properties pass Iredell

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Move over Iredell. Lake homes in Lincoln County may have caught up in value because of a 78 percent average increase in the past four years. After a state-mandated revaluation of all Lincoln County property was completed in January, 1,500 lakefront homes are now priced at an average of $758,527,…

Comng Up

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Cycle for SallyЎ¦s Y: Join Keith Isenberg and his mother Robin, owners of Blood, Sweat and Gears Cycle and Skate Shop, and nearly 400 riders as they pedal to put a dent in the final $1,000,000 needed to build the first YMCA in eastern Lincoln County. Event starts at 1…

Around Town 3/19/2008

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RESTRICTIONS PULLED The City of Lincolnton has lifted its Phase II water conservation order and wishes to thank residents for their cooperation during the time the order was in effect. Although the City acknowledged that recent rainfall and improved water levels prompted the change, it also urged all customers to…

Question of the Week

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How do you think the upcoming commissioner election will impact eastern Lincoln County? Ann Hunsucker, Denver: “I have no idea other than I hope they will put someone in there who will reappraise all our property.” Kathleen Barker, Denver: “Hopefully for the better, but who knows? I don’t know much…

Sellers visit market`s new shelter

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