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School Board set to take another look at budget

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer An update on the 2012-2013 Board of Education budget will be on the schedule for tonight’s Lincoln County School Board meeting. The board will report on its meeting held with commissioners on Monday, when the projected $158,000 requested for the following fiscal year was discussed. Superintendent…

Zoning issues attract comment, produce some divided votes

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners heard comments at its meeting Monday evening on several zoning cases that attracted a large crowd and a lot of input, resulting in a split decision from the Planning Board on several issues. Of the six public hearings conducted, two…

Lincoln County schools to allow more absences, but cut out makeups

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Editor’s Note: A partial version of this article appeared in Monday’s newspaper, but was cut off due to an error. A full and revised edition appears here. AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Students will be allowed more absences, but those miss who too many classes in Lincoln County starting next fall…

Reader’s Forum — 5-9-12

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Open eyes to conduct of city manager You should stop picking on “special Jeff” (the city manager). After all, he apparently thinks he is entitled to free gifts. In an interview with “Gaston-Lincoln Neighbor” on Feb. 14, 2006, Jeff Emory admitted receiving free tickets from the same contractor on a…

Criminal Charges — 5-9-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Robert Louis Beckelheimer Jr., 52, of 2912 Trinity Ch. Rd. in Vale was charged May 5 with one count of assault on a female by a male over 18 years of age. A $500 bond was set. Amber Kay Stone, 21,…

Around Town — 5-9-12

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Hydrant flushing The City of Cherryville will be flushing fire hydrants 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Residents are asked not do laundry during flushing hours. For more information or questions, call (704) 735-1700. Cooperative Ext. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Lincoln County Office, will host “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow…

Obituaries — 5-9-12

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Gerald Anzovino Sr. Gerald Anzovino Sr., 59, of Fords, N.J. died on Friday, May 4, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Linda (nee VanDresser) Anzovino; loving father of Gerald Jr. and his wife Stephanie Anzovino, Vincent Anzovino and Gerald Lee Jr. and his wife Raquel Smith; dear brother of…

Lady Mustangs beat E. Burke 2-0

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East Lincoln advances to second round of state playoffs JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer DENVER — Despite torrential downpours and a flooded field, The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs, the Southern Piedmont Conference’s top 2A seed this season, defeated the East Burke Lady Cavaliers 2-0 Tuesday night at David Clark Stadium during…

After conference tournament losses, area teams prep for playoff battles

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The North Lincoln Lady Knights and the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs varsity softball teams both suffered difficult defeats in the semifinal round of the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament on Monday. North Lincoln lost to Bessemer City, the eventual winner of the tournament, 3-2 and East Lincoln…

Schedules — 5-9-12

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Baseball North Lincoln travels to East Rutherford at 7 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A West playoffs. Soccer North Lincoln hosts Wheatmore at 6 p.m. today.…