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Impact of plant closing unknown

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Officials of the Timken Co. said Monday they could not say what impact the closing of Canton, Ohio bearing operations would have on the Lincolnton plant. Spokesman Jason Sergian said the company would keep 80 percent of the plant’s work in the U.S., but no decision has been made as…

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…

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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…

Students taking EOG exams

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For many students across Lincoln County this week it was time for a healthy breakfast and sharpened Number Two pencils. Some were stressing out as they prepared for End of Grade (EOG) tests. “I hope that my hard work and the work of the students will be reflected on this…

Job market improving for Lincoln

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A recent fall in Lincoln County’s unemployment rate may be a sign that the county’s job market is improving. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission, said the past year has been difficult. “But it looks like things are beginning to improve,” she said. The county unemployment rate…