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East Lincoln Band wins top honors

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The East Lincoln High School Mustang Band brought home multiple awards, including two Grand Championships, from the 26th Annual Albemarle Showcase of Bands Saturday. Although East Lincoln’s band is officially classified as a AAA band, they competed in the AAAA/AAAAA division to “heighten the challenge,” director Dustin Stamey said. The…

Number of dog attacks have declined in Lincoln County

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The number of dog attacks in Lincoln County has held steady and even declined in recent years, despite significant population growth. According to a review of internal records by animal control officials, there were 21 fewer instances from 2004 to 2006, down from 172 to 151. In 2005, 165 attacks…

Planner’s work helps manage growth in area

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There was little fanfare when Randy Williams took up a newly created post with the county in recent weeks. But his addition as principal planner could signal a new chapter in how Lincoln’s breakneck development is tackled in the future. While Lincoln is still underdeveloped enough that it does not…

Language center’s use increases

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Since opening four years ago, Lincoln County Schools’ English as a Second Language Newcomer Center has become increasingly busy. “Our need has grown every year,” said Diana Carpenter, principal of Battleground Elementary School, which uses the center’s services. The ESL Newcomer Center helps with translation, enrollment and culture shock. “When…

West Lincoln queen

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North Lincoln queen

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Wilkinson residence wins yard of the month in Maiden

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Around Town 10/1/2007

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LINCOLNTON LIONS The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Past District Governor Hunter Garbee, District 31-C White Cane and Humanitarian Chair will be the guest speaker. Garbee will discuss the N.C. Lions White Cane and Humanitarian Funds provide services for the blind and deaf, support…