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On This Day in the Lincoln Times-News — 5/24/13

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FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1973
Breaking the bandits — ABC officer Frank Hicks and Lincoln County Sheriff Harven Crouse demolished three slot machines (pictured right) seized during a traffic stop on Maiden Highway. Crouse and Hicks were pictured in the Lincoln Times-News destroying the machines with axes.

Area high schools to graduate 473 — Lincoln County students were preparing to “end their childhood next week and take up the business of becoming adults.” East Lincoln graduated 126 seniors, Lincolnton had 207 graduates and West Lincoln graduated 140 students.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1983
City pays more to play — A study by the Times-News found that the Lincolnton city payout for recreation was larger than the budget showed. The city’s budget was $32,590, compared a county budget of $103,500, but city officials estimated an additional cost of approximately $70,000 for extra services provided by the recreation department.

West grads make biggest class yet — The graduating class of 1983 for West Lincoln High School, 159 students, was the biggest ever in the school’s 22-year history. Rev. Robert Norman III of Independence, Va., a 1973 West Lincoln graduate, was the keynote speaker.

MONDAY, MAY 24, 1993
Farm tour always a fun day — Kindergartners from S. Ray Lowder Elementary School were treated to a tour of Woodrow Shrum’s Lincoln County dairy farm. Shrum said he had hosted the tour for “about 20 years.”

Honoring top principal — G.E. Massey Elementary Principal Judy Gilbert was honored by the Lincoln County Democratic Women for her selection as the N.C. Principal of the Year by the N.C. Association of Educators.

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