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Scholars urged to develop compassion

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Lincoln County’s brightest graduating seniors had a lesson in biology Tuesday night. “Sitting on top of your shoulders is this marvelous thing called a head and that head contains a brain,” said John Crow, the key speaker at the 25th annual Academic Achievement Awards Banquet. “You seniors, you’ve demonstrated that…

Pottery Festival

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Around Town 5/17/2004

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PRECINCT MEETING Oak Grove and Hickory Grove precincts will be having a joint meeting Thursday May 20 beginning with a hot dog supper at 6:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Community Center on Startown Road. W. J. Waters will be the guest speaker. There will be door prizes. For more information…

Look at Lincoln

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5K Run

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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…

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…

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…