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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…

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…

Paaradise Lost?

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Commissioners table proposed subdivision pending particulars County commissioners have again put the brakes on a proposed 325-lot subdivision and water-skiing community in eastern Lincoln County. Despite developer Bob MacLeod reworking his design for the Paradise Lakes project, adding another entrance and trying to keep the community educated about the plans,…

The Great Race

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Third nomination could hinge on provisional ballots Larry Craig stood outside the Republican Party headquarters Tuesday night, sometimes propping his foot up on the window ledge and peering inside. “I’ve got this in my blood,” the 40-year political veteran said, as totals were written on the wall in black marker.…

Future looks bright for Lincoln County students

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Above average results for Lincoln County Schools in Career-Technical Education testing pleased officials who believe the classes help students work toward their future careers. “We all know there’s a nursing shortage. We all know people are living longer,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. “That’s something we should be preparing our children…

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…