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Health Pavilion to bring LMC services to east Lincoln

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After recovering from years of financial struggle, Lincoln Medical Center (LMC) hopes to develop a strong presence in east Lincoln County. From May through September the hospital will be opening new offices at the Health Pavilion located on the corner of Hwy. 73 and Hwy. 16. The building was first…

Olympians draw smiles and cheers

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Debbie Roach, an exceptional children’s (EC) teacher at G.E. Massey Elementary School, looks on with pride as Mitchell Reel competes in the 50-meter dash. Years ago, Reel, 12, couldn’t walk. This year he competed on his own two feet. “He has made tremendous progress,” said Roach. Roach and EC teacher…

School bond up for vote on Tuesday

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Lincoln County residents can cast their vote on the $47 million bond referendum on Tuesday. If the bond passes, two new schools would be built and several other schools would receive renovations and additions. “What we’re hoping to do, may not eliminate all the problems in our school system, but…

Look at Lincoln

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Hospice of Lincoln County received $1000 donation on April 1 from Vietnam Veterans Vice President Clyde Byers and Secretary/Treasurer Bob Tallent. Joy Barrett and Marsha Yount received the check in memory of Susan Seagle Byers. Contributed…

Bond approval could hike taxes

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If the $47 million school bond is approved by voters, it will mean property taxes could go up, but residents aren’t likely to see an increase until next year, Lincoln’s county manager said. County commissioners will begin ironing out the 2004-05 budget soon, and with that process comes wrestling with…

Officials optimistic about bond vote

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The future of Lincoln County Schools will be decided on Tuesday May 4, when residents vote on a $47 million school bond referendum. “If it doesn’t pass the needs don’t go away, just the options to deal with it change,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. If the bond referendum passes a…

Churches join to help Salem Baptist

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It’s been eight months since a bolt of lightening struck Salem Baptist Church and caused its sanctuary to go up in flames. Today, the inside of the church is still blackened. Light streams in through a hole where a large, stained-glass window used to loom over the entrance. Yellow caution…

Kiser, Forester seek re-election

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The incumbent lawmakers representing Lincoln County in the state House and Senate are both seeking re-election. Rep. Joe Kiser, R-Vale, and Sen. Jim Forrester, R- Stanley, both filed Monday. “It has been an honor to represent the people of Lincoln County in the North Carolina House of Representatives,” Kiser said…

Candidates file for county, state offices

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Five candidates have announced that they will run for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Current commissioners Larry Craig and Tom Anderson filed for reelection at the Board of Elections office, and former commissioner Terry Brotherton also announced his candidacy the first day of the filing period. Libertarian Shane Killian,…

Safety hop

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Children and adults learned about emergency services available in Lincoln County on Monday night at the annual Safety Hop. Paramedic Tony Graham demonstrated how a heart rate is detected with the Lifepack 12 to (from left) Tyler Brown, Kendall Shrum, Adren Nicholson and Daniel Pope. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…