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County wants safer courthouse

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On the morning of March 26, Robert Jeter Jr. walked into the Lincoln County Courthouse and politely told clerks he was looking for his wife. He left when they told him she wasn’t there. Minutes later Jeter was chasing Sherry Moncree, his estranged wife, down Main Street. He struck her…

Budget plan ups spending by 12 percent

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Lincoln County’s preliminary budget for 2004-05 includes no change in the property tax rate, a 7.23 percent increase in school funding and a 12 percent increase in overall spending. The $91.7 million proposed budget presented by County Manager Stan Kiser Monday night will still be dissected by county commissioners before…

Soldier gets warm welcome

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Battleground students (above right to left) Beth Champlin, Tabatha Rogers and Chante Hotchkis hold a banner Kim Rehfuss’ fifth grade class created welcoming home Sgt. David Self. Over the past year the students have been receiving emails from Self, who was stationed in Iraq. Rehfuss shows Self a scrapbook students…

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…

Look at Lincoln

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Elizabeth Killian Mosteller was recently honored by a group of former West Lincoln High School teachers on her 92nd birthday. The party was held at the Lincoln Country Club on April 14, in advance of her May 2 birthday. Pictured left to right are Ms. Mosteller, Libby Rhyne and Mary…

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…

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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…