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Abuse treatment service shuts door

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ACTS In Recovery, a substance abuse treatment service in Lincolnton, was recently shut down after it was found to be operating without the properly qualified staff provided services. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Licensure and Certification section, completed an investigation after a complaint was…

War experience deepens teacher’s appreciation of public education

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Even though he was far away from Lincolnton, fighting the war in Iraq, Asbury School science teacher Michael Watts had a little piece of home with him. When Watts was deployed by the Army National Guard overseas for 10 months in 2004, he took the school flag with him, along…

Senior league has them bowled over

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Whether they are seasoned veterans of the sport or first timers, the members of the Seniors Bowling League can’t get enough of knocking those pins down. The group meets every Monday and Thursday at the Lincolnton Bowling Center. “I just thought it would be good exercise,” said first time member…

Electrical fire extinguished

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Will school buses run Tuesday?

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Like most of the country, Lincoln County Schools is doing its best to deal with the gasoline shortage. “We’re no different than anyone else,” said Jim Watson, superintendent of schools. The school system currently has 109 buses, all run by diesel fuel provided by Petroleum Traders out of Greensboro. Buses…

Gas station operators scramble to find fuel

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Can’t find any gas? Lincoln County residents have been creating long lines at gas stations since Wednesday afternoon. Some have even been filling up spare gas cans to have a supply on hand. The results of Hurricane Katrina have caused the shut down of the two major pipelines that supply…

Most school growth concentrated in eastern part of county

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Lincoln County Schools is continuing to grow in leaps and bounds. The system well exceeded expectations for growth. The state had projected growth of 197 students for the county to start this year. Lincoln County Schools more than doubled that amount with 442 students by the sixth day of school.…

Look at Lincoln

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Honor comes as a surprise to recipient

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For Cherryville firefighter Chris “Pudge” Cash, being named North Carolina Firefighter of the Year was a great distinction, but it won’t change how he does his job. “It’s an honor and a privilege, but I still feel the same about helping people,” Cash said., “That’s what I’m in the business…

Downtown residential parking gets the go-ahead

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To encourage residential development in the downtown Lincolnton area, the City Council voted to give the police chief permission to grant permits for parking. “I don’t have any reason to believe we can’t make this work,” said City Manager Jeff Emory. Under the ordinance, the police chief will be able…