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Two schools receive phoned bomb threats

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Bomb threats called into two Lincoln County schools forced police to turn students and parents away from planned activities Thursday night. At about 5 p.m., Lincolnton Police received a call from Lincoln County Schools officials about a possible bomb threat called into the school’s administrative offices on Generals Boulevard, police…

General gives local troops high marks

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Lincolnton’s C-Battery of the North Carolina National Guard continues to lead the way in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Major General William Ingram said Monday. Ingram, adjutant general over North Carolina’s National Guard and Air National Guard, visited Lincolnton Monday to thank the American Legion Post No. 30 for its support of…

Around Town 5/7/2004

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REVIVAL SERVICES Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church, 318 W. Ballard St., will have revival services Monday through Friday at 7 nightly. Guest speaker will be Evangelist Kevin Towery. Singing will be held each night. For information call 704-435-6934. NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal…

Look at Lincoln

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Wattie Hamilton (Lincoln County EMS), Michael Lee Helms (East Lincoln Fire Dept.), Amber Waddell (Lincoln County EMS), Trudy Allen, Janice Scronce, Marcella Avery, Kay Nelms, and Bettye McClain all with Solid Rock Baptist Church met with Kathy Barker (Assistant Chief of EL Rescue Squad) and Johnny Roseboro (Denver Fire Dept.)…

Man shot at apartments

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A Lincolnton man was shot twice Thursday night through the window of his apartment on South Aspen Street. Alvin Jack Johnson, 24, who lives in apartment 19 of the Colony House apartments is at Lincoln Medical Center for observation, police said. His injuries were not life-threatening. At about 9 p.m.…

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…