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County passes $92.6 million budget plan

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Lincoln County commissioners approved a $92.6 million budget Monday night that maintains the current property tax rate and gives raises to county employees. The budget is a 13 percent increase over last year’s $81.6 million The budget gives 7.5 percent raises to employees at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office who…

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N.C. Rep. Joe Kiser presents a plaque in memory of Lincoln County soldiers who died in the Vietnam War to members of Vietnam Veterans. Pictured (front) are Joe Kiser, Freddie Bumgarner, (back) Bob Tallent, Herb Abernathy, Clyde Byers, and Jake Nance. Contributed / LTN Photo…

Science campers launch rockets

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Over a hundred students sat in the parking lot of S. Ray Lowder Elementary School and counted down to ten at the top of their lungs. “Blast off!” they yelled ready for the rocket to shoot into the sky. Instead, the rocket remained sitting, much to the disappointment of the…

Public hearing tonight on budget

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Lincoln County residents can tell commissioners what they think about the proposed 2004-05 budget at a public hearing tonight. The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room in the James W. Warren Citizens Center. After the hearing, commissioners could choose to adopt the…

Fire ravages family`s home

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A blaze sparked by a bolt of lightning destroyed a home in northern Lincoln County this morning, forcing out the family who has lived there for 15 years. Firefighters from North 321, Maiden and Boger City responded to the fire at the home on Cloudburst Circle, which started at about…

Police seek to find owners of items stolen from mini-storage units

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During the early morning hours Thursday, three people allegedly broke into 26 mini-storage units, stealing van-loads of property. The items are now being held at the Lincolnton Police Department, and detectives there are trying to return the property to the owners. This morning police received a list of those who…

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Flag donations to help deployed Lincoln troops

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Supporters of the North Carolina National Guard will be distributing flags in exchange for donations today and Saturday in Lincolnton. Members of the American Legion Post No. 30 and guard family members have organized the event, which they hope will raise money to send items to Lincolnton troops currently deployed…

Father`s Day – Locals recall father`s influence

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Fathers are more than just progenitors. They do more than pass on genetic replications. Personalities, values, lifestyles and choices are affected by fathers, too. If children are clay, then fathers are the hands that shape it. As Father’s Day celebrations get under way this weekend, these four prominent Lincoln County…

Newcomers give LEDA good reviews

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Owners of two new Lincoln County businesses say the Lincoln Economic Development Association played a role in their choosing to open up here. Robert W. Garcia, owner and president of R.W. Garcia Co., and Doug Herbert, owner of Doug Herbert Performance Center and Always on the Edge Sportswear, thanked the…