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Voters approve $47 million bond bill

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Supporters of the Lincoln County school system celebrated Tuesday night after 68 percent of voters supported the $47 million bond referendum. “We are very pleased that the citizens of Lincoln County have shown that the school district is a priority,” said Jean Dellinger, vice chairman of the Board of Education.…

Man dies in crash

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A Iron Station man died Tuesday after his car collided head-on with another vehicle. Paul Fitzgerald Jones, 38, was transported to Lincoln Medical Center and then airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte where he died, according to Lincolnton Police Department reports and obituary information. The driver of the second…

Gaston College kicks off campaign

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Gaston Community College has started organizing its Lincoln County troops. “We’re so excited to get started because we feel the expansion of the Lincoln campus is so important,” said Rosalind Welder, dean for Lincoln Campus. An assortment of business leaders, government officials and retired politicians have signed on to help…

Planning board approves Cline Farm project

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A 286-acre planned district that will incorporate residential, commercial and rural elements won initial approval Monday night from the Planning Board. Commissioners have the final say on the application from developer Larry Clark, which could create the first major subdivision of its kind in western Lincoln County. “This is one…

County authorizes study of growth control tool

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In a continuing effort to manage growth and reduce strain on county infrastructure and facilities, commissioners Monday night agreed to finance the study of a tool that could do just that. An Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance ties development approvals to the availability and adequacy of public facilities. It’s designed so…

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Fuel spills as trucks collide

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About 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into a small creek Saturday after a wreck involving two trucks. The wreck happened at about 9:30 a.m. on N.C. 27 East near Chuckwagon Grill, said Susan Spake, director of Lincoln County Emergency Managment. An empty tanker truck was traveling east on N.C.…

Reepsville Road zoning on agenda

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County commissioners and Planning Board members will hear a slew of requests for rezonings tonight, including one that would create a major subdivision on Reepsville Road. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room in the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Residents are invited to comment on the…

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Around Town 5/3/2004

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NURSES CELEBRATION The Gaston, Lincoln, Cleveland Nurses Celebration will be held Tuesday, May 11 with Exhibitors at 5 p.m. and Dinner at 6:15 at Cramer Mountain Country Club, 102 Hidden Pastures Drive. The cost is $25 per person and the deadline to register is Wednesday, May 5. Send your name,…