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Around Town 9/3/2004

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GASTON COLLEGE Applications for the Nursing Assistant I and II Programs at Gaston College for spring 2005 will be available Sept. 1 through Oct. 7. An application for the college as well as the program must be completed. Only those submitting applications during this time period will be eligible to…

Middle school cheerleading makes return

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It took a long fight, but Lincoln County middle schools finally have cheerleaders. Around 50 girls tried out for each 12-person squad, and the rejection of so many was a concern of opponents of the move. The majority of the girls who made the teams had previous cheerleading experience. Each…

LMC a major player at Helping Hands clinic

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Since the inception of the Helping Hands Clinic, the Lincoln Medical Center has provided its support. Every week the need for that support increases. The hospital offers discounted medicine and free lab work to the clinic, which serves low income patients with no health insurance. “Each month that goes by,…

Historic home endangered

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Downtown development leaders are considering moving a historic home from North Aspen Street to a location on South Aspen Street. The Wright House, 307 N. Aspen St., was built in the 1920s or earlier with architectural details characteristic of bungalows during that period, including exposed rafter tails, battered porch piers,…

Man accused of running down jogger with van

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A Lincolnton man was arrested Thursday on charges that he allegedly intentionally hit a jogger with his minivan. Daniel Franklin Morrison, 21, of 1151 Lakeland Avenue is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. The charge comes after an incident Friday night that…

Long sought Lincolnton fugitive arrested in Florida

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A Lincolnton man who jumped bail almost seven years ago after being arrested on local and federal charges was arrested in Florida last week. James Taylor Gettings, 59, was first arrested in December 1997. The county’s Drug Task Force had charged him with trafficking marijuana, and ATF agents had charged…

Look at Lincoln

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Emily Atkinson, 3, gets a high-five from the WLON tiger during a car seat check on Aug. 23. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

LMC offers heart disease diagnosis

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Patients at Lincoln Medical Center no longer need to leave the county to be diagnosed for heart disease, thanks to a new MedCath Cath Lab. “It allows us to offer the same service they have in Charlotte with the same physicians without having to drive,” said David Binkney, director of…

Look at Lincoln

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Members of the Lincoln County Rescue Squad recently took part in swift-water rescue training at the Nantahala River. The training is designed to prepare emergency responders for heavy rain and flood response. Pictured from left to right are: Carl McKnight, Ken Morrison, Jon Teseniar and Noel Morrison. Contributed Photo…

Around Town 9/1/2004

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DEMOCRATIC MEN Lincoln County Democratic Men’s Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Zippers Restaurant, North Generals Blvd. HUDSON CONCERT Doug Hudson of Morganton, a CGMA Male Vocalist of the Year, will perform in concert Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Horseshoe Lake Road, Lincolnton. HOMECOMING…