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Iraqi duties rotate local servicemen

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Trey Hyslop of Lincolnton, who serves in the first armored division of the Army, will return home from Iraq this afternoon. Contributed Photo Local serviceman Trey Hyslop’s family will meet him at the airport this afternoon. The reunion will mark his return home after 15 months overseas. Meanwhile, Jeff Wilson’s…

Freight train crashes into truck

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CROUSE — A freight train traveling through Crouse Thursday struck one of its company’s own trucks as a crew was working on the tracks. Neither the driver nor the passenger of the truck was injured, officials said. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a crew with CSX was…

Car rams business window

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A car crashed through the front of a downtown business Thursday afternoon after the driver attempted to back out of his parking space and hit the wrong pedal. Police, fire and EMS responded to the Nachamie and Whitley Law Firm building, located at 119 West Courtsquare, at around 3 p.m.…

Craig seeks vote recount

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After unofficially losing the Republican nomination for county commissioner by just 32 votes, Larry Craig has asked for a recount. Craig filed an official recount request with the Board of Elections office Thursday, he said. Craig, one of two incumbents running for re-election, received 1,835 votes, or 15.4 percent. About…

School childcare fees to rise next year

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Parents can expect a fee increase in before and after school care provided by Lincoln County Schools next year. “We have to do something,’ said Steve Zickafoose, assistant superintendent for business affairs. “We either have to raise the fee or discontinue the program at certain locations.” The childcare is available…

Look at Lincoln

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Bobby Costea Jr., a first-grader at Pumpkin Center Elementary School, rides the swings at the Carolina Shopping Center carnival held by Piedmont Companies. Donators of school supplies at the carnival are receiving free tickets to the rides. Joel Loftin / LTN Photo…

Look at Lincoln

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Sen. Jim Forrester chats with Doris Lail, former chairwoman of Lincoln County’s Republican Party, Tuesday night at Republican headquarters. Forrester beat Sen. R.B. Sloan in the state Senate District 41 race. Forrester, 67, of Stanley will face Democrat Rita McElwaine in the November general election. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Around Town 7/21/2004

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FREE CONCERT The Sigmon Family will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cup Of Grace Coffeehouse. For more information call 704-732-8000. BAKE & YARD SALE The youth at David’s Chapel Methodist Church will have a bake/yard sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will help purchase new…

Fighting Fire

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A firefighter peers into a second floor window of a home on City View Avenue that caught fire Tuesday afternoon. The home was built in the 1950s and used as storage, a family member said. Firefighters from Lincolnton and Boger City battled the blaze. No injuries were reported. Diane Turbyfill…

Grant writers score $886K for schools

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Cleveland and Lincoln Counties have been awarded an $886,000 grant, which will help both counties improve their social studies programs. The Teaching American History Grant was awarded to the school districts by the federal government. “You really hit a home run with this one,” said Superintendent Jim Watson to the…