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JROTC turns out polished cadets

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Members of West Lincoln High School’s Navy Junior ROTC have come a long way since the beginning of the school year, especially when it comes to drill maneuvers. “They couldn’t even hold (the rifles) when they first got them, but now they’re spinning them up in the air and throwing…

$91.7 million budget plan up for debate

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Lincoln County Manager Stan Kiser tonight will present a proposed $91.7 million budget that keeps property taxes the same. The official budget presentation will take place near the end of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Kiser’s…

Pottery Festival

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Lincoln joins regional lobby for revenue resources

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Lincoln County is joining other governments in the region in looking at new ways of handling growing needs of schools. With a $47 million school bond just approved by voters, the need for new sources of revenue is clear to officials here. Faced with a swelling amount of school debt…

LHS to celebrate 100th year

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Lincolnton High School is preparing for a very important birthday. “We knew the school had a rich history and tradition, but we didn’t know it went back 100 years,” said Pat Moretz, principal of Lincolnton High. Throughout the next school year Lincolnton High plans on honoring the school’s history and…

City dedicates water treatment plant

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Don Burkey understands most people really don’t know what happens at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. “Once they flush, they have no clue,” said Burkey, who’s the back-up supervisor at the plant on N.C. 150 West. But Burkey, one of the plant’s nine employees, can walk even the most hesitant…

New principal named at WLHS; assistants switch schools

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West Lincoln High School will get a new principal next year. Debra Morris, the school’s current principal, has been named director of secondary education for the Lincoln County School System. Mitch Sherrill, an assistant principal at Lincolnton High School, will take her post. “I’m looking forward to the challenges and…

Look at Lincoln

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Around Town 5/14/2004

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REVIVAL Fellowship Baptist Church, 2891 Long Circle, Iron Station, will have revival services Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Pastor David Maceachern will be delivering the message. REVIVAL SERVICES Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Church Road, will have revival services Sunday through Wednesday at 7…

Motorcyclist flown to CMC

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A motorcyclist was airlifted in critical condition to Carolinas Medical Center Tuesday after a wreck in downtown Lincolnton. Charles Randy Bumgarner, 47, of 12 Circle Drive is in fair condition today, CMC officials said. The wreck happened at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of East Sycamore Street and North…