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No changes in dispute over turn lane for charter school

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A dispute over land for a proposed turn lane at the new Lincoln Charter School facility off N.C. 16 remains in limbo. Commissioner Bruce Carlton said he would work to shut down the school by August unless a deal was reached compensating homeowners and businesses for roadside parcels near Galway…

Some farmers oppose nature trails

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Connecting Lincoln County to its neighbors through a system of nature trails could increase open space. But some farmers and large landowners are saying keep out. Several farmers around Lincolnton and at least one representative for National Fruit Product Company told County Commissioners Monday they oppose the creation of trails…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS DABA special luncheon The Denver Area Business Association will host a large networking luncheon at 11:30 a.m. April 17 at Verdict Ridge Country Club in Denver. Duke Energy will provide the guest speaker. Cost is $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Checks can be mailed to…

Tax rate won’t be set before primary

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The board of directors of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce failed to persuade Lincoln County commissioners to set the county tax rate before residents vote on the school bond referendum May 6. Board members learned at the commission’s Monday evening meeting that setting the county tax rate by April…

N. C. 16 committee appointed

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Developers and business advisers, a transportation expert, retired business owners and an east Lincoln County resident are among nine people selected to help plan the future of the old N.C. 16 corridor in coming years. Two alternates, a business owner and community activist, were chosen to round out the group.…

West Lincoln horn player qualifies for All-State Band

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Beth Qualls has played baritone horn in high school band for only a year and a half, but she is the only West Lincoln High School student who qualified for the All-State Band. Qualls, a sophomore, not only will be the sole representative of her school; she also will play…

Lincolnton junior to represent school at summer honors camp

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Lincolnton High School junior Nora Nordmark will represent the school’s Air Force ROTC at an honors camp this summer. Cadet Senior Airman Nordmark will attend the Aerospace and Technology Honors Camp from July 26 through 31 at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City. The camp is co-sponsored by the…

Education Briefs

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PALADIN SALES DOWN The 2007-08 Paladin, North Lincoln High School’s nationally acclaimed yearbook, is available, and sales are at an all-time low. Books are pre-ordered and can be purchased from any yearbook staff member in the yearbook room for $75. The staff member who sells the largest number of yearbooks…

Singing convention shapes up

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Music has always been a part of Kathy Buelin’s life. She says her mother’s side of the family, the Sains, always sang gospel music together. “All of them grew up learning to sing through the system of shape note music,” Buelin said, referring to the do-re-mi type of musical notation…