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Officials optimistic about bond vote

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The future of Lincoln County Schools will be decided on Tuesday May 4, when residents vote on a $47 million school bond referendum. “If it doesn’t pass the needs don’t go away, just the options to deal with it change,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. If the bond referendum passes a…

Around Town 4/28/2004

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GOSPEL SINGING The “Annual Salute To Mothers” gospel singing will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Grove Baptist Church, 716 Camp Rotary Road in Gastonia. Featured performers include the Songsters, the Chapel Grove Quartet and Rex Smith, gospel pianist. A love offering will be received to help with some…

Look at Lincoln

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Melany Crouse sent in this photo of Lauren Flynn giving a piggy back ride to Katie Fox and Abby Reynolds after Sunday night service at Antioch Baptist church. Contributed…

Questions raised about school bond

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DENVER — Concerned east Lincoln residents addressed questions to a panel regarding the school bond referendum at the East Lincoln Betterment Association meeting Tuesday night. Although ELBA and the East Lincoln Political Action Committee vote “yes” for the $47 million bond issue coming up May 4, the group still had…

High school additions planned if bond passes

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If the May 4 bond referendum passes, three high schools in Lincoln County could see significant improvements. Of the $47 million bond, $18 million would be used to add a cultural arts wing and extra gymnasium each to East Lincoln High School, Lincolnton High School and West Lincoln High School.…

City budget calls for fee hike

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Lincolnton residents will likely see a 12.5 percent increase in water and sewer fees if the proposed 2004-05 city budget is approved. City Manager Jeff Emory presented the draft budget to the City Council Tuesday during the city’s first budget worksession. He’ll deliver the official budget message at the council’s…

Kiser, Forester seek re-election

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The incumbent lawmakers representing Lincoln County in the state House and Senate are both seeking re-election. Rep. Joe Kiser, R-Vale, and Sen. Jim Forrester, R- Stanley, both filed Monday. “It has been an honor to represent the people of Lincoln County in the North Carolina House of Representatives,” Kiser said…

Candidates file for county, state offices

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Five candidates have announced that they will run for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Current commissioners Larry Craig and Tom Anderson filed for reelection at the Board of Elections office, and former commissioner Terry Brotherton also announced his candidacy the first day of the filing period. Libertarian Shane Killian,…

Safety hop

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Children and adults learned about emergency services available in Lincoln County on Monday night at the annual Safety Hop. Paramedic Tony Graham demonstrated how a heart rate is detected with the Lifepack 12 to (from left) Tyler Brown, Kendall Shrum, Adren Nicholson and Daniel Pope. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Around Town 4/26/2004

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MOTHER-DAUGHTER BRUNCH New Covenant United Methodist Church, 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Hwy., Mt. Holly, will have a Mother-Daughter Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8 with assorted breakfast quiche and casseroles, muffins, fresh fruit, French toast, bagels, coffee cake, donuts, biscuits, coffee and juice. Cost for adults is $10, guest to age…