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Wolves meet Redhawks

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Sophomore guard Zack Gibson and his Lincolnton teammates will take on the Monroe Redhawks Saturday at 6 p.m. Buses will leave for the Lincolnton basketball players and their cheerleaders at 2 p.m. The Redhawks enter the contest with a 19-1 record and a No. 1 state ranking.…

Rotarians gear up for annual auction

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The 11th annual Rotary Auction will be held April 1, 2 and 3 at the Lincoln County Citizens Center starting at 6 p.m. Members of Lincoln County’s three Rotary Clubs are now soliciting donations. Proceeds from the auction will provide low interest student loans to Lincoln County residents to further…

Full-Time Assistants Sought

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Martha Lidman (seated) and her assistant teacher listen as their students sing a new song they learned in music class at Iron Station Elementary. Lidman has spoken to the Board of Education about the need for full time teacher assistants in second grade. The Board of Education has begun to…

LMS Teacher Team Honored

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Lincolnton Middle School teachers Lori Reynolds and Judi Olach had the same reaction when they learned they had won Team of the Year for region six. “Oh no!” said Reynolds. “We’ll both be out of school at the same time.” Because of the award, the two teachers who make up…

Grant Sends Books to North`s Library

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Daniel Paulk (left) and Justin Mintun, sophomores at North Lincoln High School, check out new books on the environment school’s media center. The library at North Lincoln High School now has a few less empty shelves, thanks to a grant promoting environmental education. “We’re a new school starting off, and…

Landfill hearing to draw crowd

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Residents tonight can let Planning Board members and county commissioners know how they feel about a proposed landfill that could be located on a large tract of land in eastern Lincoln County. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will hold its meeting at 6:30 tonight, and a public hearing on…

Lincoln cited for toxic waste in water supply

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CHARLOTTE (AP) — State regulators this year have cited 15 of roughly 90 of North Carolina’s largest water systems including Lincoln County for releasing too many toxic chemicals into their water. The chemicals aren’t immediately harmful, the Environmental Protection Agency says, but people who drink water containing them for several…

Pageant set for Aug. 9

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Applications are being accepted for the 30th Annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held Aug. 9 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Contestants must be a rising high school senior as of Fall 2008 and no older than 23. They must also be…

Tornado victim stronger

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Twenty minutes after she found her dog, lost in the April 19 tornado, Sarah Towery had a heart attack. “He licked my face, and then I fell over,” she said. “… It was just a very bad week, but I’m getting stronger.” Towery, who is recovering from open-heart surgery, is…

Eurey worked on B-29 bombers in World War II

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Paul Eurey was 25 or 26 when this official military photograph (left) was taken and as he is today (right). Contributed EDITOR’S NOTE: More than anything else, Paul Eurey is a patriot. That’s evidenced by the license plate on his Ford F-150 pickup, VETWW2AF, and the sign in the back…