Home » Archives by category » Breaking News (Page 725)

Three file for school board seats

Share This Post

Three candidates have filed to run for the Lincoln County Board of Education. Filing began at noon on June 7 and will run through noon on July 6. Four seats on the Board of will be open including Northbrook Township Member, Member at Large, Ironton Township Member and Lincolnton City…

WWII dedication brings sad memories

Share This Post

For many spectators the dedication of the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. was a time of celebration. But Lincolnton native Joseph Scott reacted to the May 29 dedication in a different way. “It’s heartbreaking,” said Scott. “It brought back memories. There were a lot of tears shed up there.” Scott,…

Let seniors select graduation site?

Share This Post

Several members of the Board of Education want to change school system policy in order to allow students to choose their graduation venue. “We had a lot of concern at the end of this school year,” said Joan Avery, a school board member. “The students are not being able to…

Scores keep rising

Share This Post

The Board of Education heard news of a continued rise in Lincoln County students’ test scores at their June meeting on Wednesday night. The board received data on End of Grade (EOG) test scores, which tested students in the third grade through the eighth grade. They also learned the End…

Scraper mishap kills man

Share This Post

DENVER — A heavy machinery accident Wednesday afternoon in Denver resulted in the death of a Chester, S.C. man. Larry Boulware, 48, was operating a scraper when his machine collided with a motor grader driven by coworker Jason Yates, said Ken Staley, project manager with McWhirter Grading Company. Boulware was…

Man shot during suspected drug deal

Share This Post

A man was shot Monday in northern Lincoln County in what authorities say was a drug deal gone bad. Timothy Michael Brittain, 19, of 1191 Highland Bluff Court is in stable condition at Carolinas Medical Center today, said Detective Lee Keller with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Keller said that…

Commissioners respond to budget pleas

Share This Post

County commissioners Tuesday added about $780,000 back onto the proposed 2004-05 budget, including raises for employees and more money for economic development. During the third session of budget talks, commissioners were poised to finalize a budget to present for public hearing. While dissecting the $91.7 million proposal over the past…

Paradise Lakes approved

Share This Post

Eastern Lincoln County residents Monday spoke against a proposed 325-lot subdivision, citing traffic and safety as their main concerns. A public hearing on the proposed Paradise Lakes development was held in the auditorium of the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Sixteen people voiced concerns, while others listened intently. But the…

Look At Lincoln

Share This Post

U.S. Rep. Richard Burr, R-Winston-Salem, visited the Lincoln Medical Center Thursday afternoon. Burr, along with likely Democratic opponent Erskine Bowles, is a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by presidential candidate John Edwards. Above, Burr speaks with Peter Acker, LMC chief executive officer, on ways to improve the…

Around Town 6/9/2004

Share This Post

BIBLE SCHOOL First United Methodist Church, Cherryville, will have Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 13 through Thursday, June 17 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. each night. Ages 4-12 welcome. For more information call the church office at 704-435-6732. CRUISE IN The Lincolnton Business and Comm. Department and the Lincolnton Moose…