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Better air quality critical for Lincoln

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Local leaders say businesses and residents are going to have to make a combined push to improve air quality in order to avoid a situation that could have detrimental effects. About 50 community members gathered for breakfast Tuesday morning to discuss air quality issues and Lincoln County’s designation as ozone…

Candidates address growth issues

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Growth, tax issues, recreation and incorporation were the hot topics of discussion at the East Lincoln Betterment Association’s Republican candidates’ forum Tuesday. Sen. R.B. Sloan of Mooresville is an incumbent but faces another incumbent, Sen. Jim Forrester of Stanley after redistricting put them in the same district. Forrester was unable…

Watson wins high marks

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Superintendent Jim Watson received top ratings in his annual evaluation . The Lincoln County School Board found Watson “significantly exceeding expectations” in his second year at the helm. “This was a great year of progress for Lincoln County Schools,” said Jean Dellinger, vice chairman of the Board of Education. “Dr.…

Scam seen at restaurants

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Police are asking the public to remain cautious when approached by people who ask them for money. The warning comes in response to incidents at three local restaurants Monday, said Lt. Kent Lukach, crime prevention and training officer at the Lincolnton Police Department. The incidents involved a black male and…

Post office mural restoration sought

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Research into conserving the historic mural in the Lincolnton Post Office continues, and thanks to a federal grant and a private donation, supporters are one step closer to reviving the painting. Conservators from Parma Conservation out of Chicago were in town Saturday to assess damage to the mural, which has…

Lincoln schools take hit

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The Board of Education reviewed proposed state education budget cuts and additions and discussed their impact on the Lincoln County school system at their planning session on Friday. Board members were told that the state has proposed to cut over $11 million in funds for student accountability. “What that does…

Making contact

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Amateur radio operators Dave Bear (left) and Gene Willis take part in the American Radio Relay League’s Field Day held Saturday and Sunday at the Lincoln County Courthouse. The 24-hour event was designed to fine-tune emergency communication skills. Operators practiced under primitive conditions, using generator and battery-powered equipment and portable…

Look at Lincoln

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Jim Murphy of Dallas sent in this photo of a 41 pound catfish he caught on Lake Norman. He said the length of the fish was as long as a hoe handle. Contributed / LTN Photo…

Crouse receives grant

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CROUSE — A local fire department recently received a federal grant to purchase a badly needed tanker. Crouse Volunteer Fire Department, whose district includes parts of Lincoln and Gaston counties, got a $201,600 grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency,…

Plans for new school move forward

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Plans for west Architects have finished preliminary designs on the new elementary school in western Lincoln County. “We look forward to all this becoming a reality,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. The architects from Martin Boal Anthony and Johnson met with Board of Education members, administrative staff and an interactive design…