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North beats Polk Co.

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The North Lincoln Knights used a solid pitching performance from Kyle Baker to record a 7-4 over Polk County Tuesday night. Baker pitched 5 2/3 innings, striking out three batters to earn the victory. T.J. Skidmore pitched the remainder of the ballgame, striking out three as well to earn the…

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…

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…

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…

Look At Lincoln

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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,…