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Around Town 5/10/2004

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PACKING LIGHTLY WORKSHOP If you are one of the many who could use some help in packing lightly for a trip, the Cooperative Extension will hold a workshop. A guest speaker will share information Wednesday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the James Warren Citizens Center. To register, call 704-736-8461.…

Storm hits city hard

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A slow-moving storm system moved through Lincoln County Sunday, dropping about three inches of rain and causing flooding in the city. High winds caused damage in the North Brook area and lightening struck several buildings in Boger City and eastern Lincoln County, but the city of Lincolnton was the hardest…

Relay draws crowds under sunny skies

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Above, cancer survivor Linda Higgs gets a hug from her granddaughter, Ashleigh Woody after the “victory lap” Friday during the Relay for Life at Lincolnton High School. Family members traveled all the way from Tennessee to be with her. Below, Frankie Beam walks with her sister, Patricia, and mom Betty…

Jarrett loses School Board chairmanship

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The Lincoln County Board of Education voted to replace Fred Jarrett as chairman of the board at a special called meeting Saturday morning. “I think the board chairman needs to be a leader among leaders, and that hasn’t happened in the past months,” said Tommy Houser, a board member and…

Woman, child die in wreck

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PUMPKIN CENTER — A Granite Falls woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter were killed Friday after their SUV collided with another vehicle and overturned. Patricia Kay Chandler Baker, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, which happened at about 1:40 p.m. Friday. Caitlin Renay Jenkins, 2, of Lincolnton…

9 vie for commissioner seats; editor files for House

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Filing for local and state offices ended at noon Friday with nine people vying for seats on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Incumbents also face competition in the race for state House and Senate positions. Three seats on the Board of Commissioners are up for grabs this year. Incumbents…

Look at Lincoln

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Wattie Hamilton (Lincoln County EMS), Michael Lee Helms (East Lincoln Fire Dept.), Amber Waddell (Lincoln County EMS), Trudy Allen, Janice Scronce, Marcella Avery, Kay Nelms, and Bettye McClain all with Solid Rock Baptist Church met with Kathy Barker (Assistant Chief of EL Rescue Squad) and Johnny Roseboro (Denver Fire Dept.)…

Man shot at apartments

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A Lincolnton man was shot twice Thursday night through the window of his apartment on South Aspen Street. Alvin Jack Johnson, 24, who lives in apartment 19 of the Colony House apartments is at Lincoln Medical Center for observation, police said. His injuries were not life-threatening. At about 9 p.m.…

Students vote ELMS’ Lyall as top teacher

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A playful personality and ability to explain hard concepts have earned an East Lincoln Middle School teacher the title of “Teacher of the Year.” “It was sprung on me,” said Jane Lyall, an eighth-grade language arts teacher. “It was a total shock.” Lyall initially worried that she was in trouble…

City to review budget proposal

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Lincolnton residents will be able to comment on the city’s proposed $27.4 million budget at the City Council’s June 3 meeting. The budget submitted by City Manager Jeff Emory includes a 12.5 percent increase in water and sewer fees but keeps the property tax the same. The budget holds the…