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LCS organizes first foreign trip

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High school students at Lincoln Charter School traveled out of the country for the first time this spring break, but it won’t be the school’s last foreign excursion. “It was really fun,” said Michelle Gavel, a sophomore who lives in Denver. “I didn’t really know anyone well on the trip,…

Rotary Auction passes last year’s mark as money count continues

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The 2010 Rotary Auction for Education has already raised more than last year’s event, and money is still being counted. “It’s looking great,” said Gaye Howard, CEO of the Lincoln County Rotary Student Loan Fund. So far, an estimated $120,000 has been raised, which is $7,000 more than the 2009…

Coalition Against Child Abuse honors volunteers

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The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse recognized its most important volunteers and promoted the power of play at its annual banquet held Thursday at the Citizens Center. “Play is not only good for us, it’s essential for us,” said Lynn James-Smith, a counselor and keynote speaker at the banquet.…

Second suspect charged in abuse of infant

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A second person in connection with a child abuse case was taken into custody and detectives say he is facing felony charges. On Sunday, a Lincolnton woman brought her 2-month-old baby to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln with the complaint of a hurt leg, Sheriff’s Detective Seth Bailey said. The child was…

Habit takes plea deal in hold-up

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A Lincolnton man who robbed a woman at gunpoint in August 2009 took a plea deal Monday in Lincoln County Superior Court. Michael David Habit, 54, of 427 McDaniel Springs Road, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to court officials. He was sentenced…

Around Town 4/21/2010

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TRI-COUNTY REVIVAL A tri-county revival will be held 7 p.m. tonight at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church, located at 3032 Wesleyan Church Road in Lincolnton. BARBECUE Covenant Bible Church, located at 2168 Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Proceeds will benefit…

Woman charged in leg injury to infant

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A Lincolnton woman is facing criminal charges after an X-ray revealed that her 2-month-old baby had a fractured leg. On Sunday, the mother took her child to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln with the complaint of a hurt left leg, Sheriff’s Detective Seth Bailey said. An X-ray showed that the child suffered…

Dollar General rezoning gets 3-2 OK from county

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Denver may be getting a new Dollar General on N.C. 16 after all. County commissioners Monday overruled an earlier 6-3 recommendation from the County Planning Board to deny a developer’s request for a conditional use rezoning on the site in northeastern Lincoln County. Commissioners disagreed sharply among themselves over the…

Auction to sell off Coca-Cola artifacts

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Coca-Cola artifacts that were once housed in a Lincoln County plant will be auctioned off Saturday. United Country Gates Real Realty and Auction will offer the personal property and real estate owned by the late Charles Costner Sr. and his wife, Hilda, who now resides in a nursing home. Charles…

Cherry Blossom Festival begins Friday

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Cherryville’s 20thd annual Cherry Blossom Festival will begin Friday evening and last most of Saturday. The two-day event is expected to attract thousands of people from across the region. “This festival is always fun for people of this community,” said Diana Beam, assistant director of the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce.…