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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…

Storm hits city hard

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A slow-moving storm system moved through Lincoln County Sunday, dropping about three inches of rain and causing flooding in the city. High winds caused damage in the North Brook area and lightening struck several buildings in Boger City and eastern Lincoln County, but the city of Lincolnton was the hardest…

Relay draws crowds under sunny skies

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Above, cancer survivor Linda Higgs gets a hug from her granddaughter, Ashleigh Woody after the “victory lap” Friday during the Relay for Life at Lincolnton High School. Family members traveled all the way from Tennessee to be with her. Below, Frankie Beam walks with her sister, Patricia, and mom Betty…

Jarrett loses School Board chairmanship

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The Lincoln County Board of Education voted to replace Fred Jarrett as chairman of the board at a special called meeting Saturday morning. “I think the board chairman needs to be a leader among leaders, and that hasn’t happened in the past months,” said Tommy Houser, a board member and…

Woman, child die in wreck

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PUMPKIN CENTER — A Granite Falls woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter were killed Friday after their SUV collided with another vehicle and overturned. Patricia Kay Chandler Baker, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, which happened at about 1:40 p.m. Friday. Caitlin Renay Jenkins, 2, of Lincolnton…

9 vie for commissioner seats; editor files for House

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Filing for local and state offices ended at noon Friday with nine people vying for seats on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Incumbents also face competition in the race for state House and Senate positions. Three seats on the Board of Commissioners are up for grabs this year. Incumbents…

Look At Lincoln

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Around Town 5/10/2004

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PACKING LIGHTLY WORKSHOP If you are one of the many who could use some help in packing lightly for a trip, the Cooperative Extension will hold a workshop. A guest speaker will share information Wednesday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the James Warren Citizens Center. To register, call 704-736-8461.…

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…