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Lincolnton manager proposes rate cut

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City Manager Jeff Emory proposed a $0.55 per $100 valuation property tax rate – one cent less than the current rate – at a City of Lincolnton budget work session held Friday at Lincolnton City Hall. “This has been a tradition for the past several years,” Emory said of his…

Education Briefs

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STRAWBERRY FEST Denver’s 23rd Annual Strawberry Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at East Lincoln High School. This is the East Lincoln High School Parent-Teacher Organization’s only fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit the school library. The PTO is seeking vendors and entertainment. For more information,…

Bond addresses bus garage, Title IX

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In the series of articles about the school bond referendum, an amount of $25,789,000 has been explored for renovations, additions and routine repairs to existing schools. With a $44.6 million bond referendum on the ballot May 6, that leaves $18,811,000. The schools have plans for that money as well. The…

Charter School prepares humorous play

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The Lincoln Charter School’s Lincolnton campus is preparing for its spring dramatic production: “How to Eat Like a Child, and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up.” From “How to Torture Your Sister,” to “How to Behave in School,” to “How to Ride in the Car,” the production humorously addresses…

Motorcyclists spread Gospel

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Some Christians spread the Gospel from behind a pulpit. Some do it standing on a street corner. The members of the Christian Motorcyclist Association do it on two wheels. “I got involved in it and saw the results compared to what I was doing inside the church were so much…

West Lincoln band wins superior rating in Fla.

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The West Lincoln High School band recently took a trip to Orlando, Fla., winning honors and taking in tourist attractions. The group traveled from April 10 to April 13 for the Heritage Festival hosted by Ocoee High School, competing against other instrumental groups from seven states. The West Lincoln band…

Union Elementary receives gold STAR

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Union Elementary was the first recipient of the new STAR Achievement Award, sponsored by the Southwest Education Alliance. The name of the award is an acronym for “Schools That Achieve Results.” According to Union principal Kirby Oldham, the STAR Award was born when superintendents of 12 districts decided to recognize…

Locks of Love

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Calvary connection unknown to children

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The last surviving member of the Lincoln County Calvary turned 90 on Sunday. “Horses were a part of life,” said Ransom Schronce of the 1930s. The Calvary was a precursor the National Guard. Back then, the boys would go off for weeks to train in places like Mississippi. “The boys…

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…