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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…

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Around Town 5/12/2004

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CONCERT Musician and vocalist Rick Hemphill will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Cup of Grace Coffeehouse. For more information call 704-732-8000. POTTERY FESTIVAL The Burlon Craig Pottery Festival will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday between West Lincoln High School and West Lincoln Middle School. BENEFIT…

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…

City to change zoning rules

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The city of Lincolnton is considering combining its zoning and subdivision ordinances, and that could mean several major changes for new development. The proposed Unified Development Ordinance comes as a result of the city’s revised land use plan that was adopted in 2003. Because of the revisions, the city now…

Motorcyclist flown to CMC

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A motorcyclist was airlifted in critical condition to Carolinas Medical Center Tuesday after a wreck in downtown Lincolnton. Charles Randy Bumgarner, 47, of 12 Circle Drive is in fair condition today, CMC officials said. The wreck happened at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of East Sycamore Street and North…