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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…

City budget calls for fee hike

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Lincolnton residents will likely see a 12.5 percent increase in water and sewer fees if the proposed 2004-05 city budget is approved. City Manager Jeff Emory presented the draft budget to the City Council Tuesday during the city’s first budget worksession. He’ll deliver the official budget message at the council’s…

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…

Around Town 4/28/2004

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GOSPEL SINGING The “Annual Salute To Mothers” gospel singing will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Grove Baptist Church, 716 Camp Rotary Road in Gastonia. Featured performers include the Songsters, the Chapel Grove Quartet and Rex Smith, gospel pianist. A love offering will be received to help with some…

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Melany Crouse sent in this photo of Lauren Flynn giving a piggy back ride to Katie Fox and Abby Reynolds after Sunday night service at Antioch Baptist church. Contributed…