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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…

Around Town 5/7/2004

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REVIVAL SERVICES Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church, 318 W. Ballard St., will have revival services Monday through Friday at 7 nightly. Guest speaker will be Evangelist Kevin Towery. Singing will be held each night. For information call 704-435-6934. NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal…

Look at Lincoln

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Wattie Hamilton (Lincoln County EMS), Michael Lee Helms (East Lincoln Fire Dept.), Amber Waddell (Lincoln County EMS), Trudy Allen, Janice Scronce, Marcella Avery, Kay Nelms, and Bettye McClain all with Solid Rock Baptist Church met with Kathy Barker (Assistant Chief of EL Rescue Squad) and Johnny Roseboro (Denver Fire Dept.)…

Man shot at apartments

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A Lincolnton man was shot twice Thursday night through the window of his apartment on South Aspen Street. Alvin Jack Johnson, 24, who lives in apartment 19 of the Colony House apartments is at Lincoln Medical Center for observation, police said. His injuries were not life-threatening. At about 9 p.m.…

Students vote ELMS’ Lyall as top teacher

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A playful personality and ability to explain hard concepts have earned an East Lincoln Middle School teacher the title of “Teacher of the Year.” “It was sprung on me,” said Jane Lyall, an eighth-grade language arts teacher. “It was a total shock.” Lyall initially worried that she was in trouble…

City to review budget proposal

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Lincolnton residents will be able to comment on the city’s proposed $27.4 million budget at the City Council’s June 3 meeting. The budget submitted by City Manager Jeff Emory includes a 12.5 percent increase in water and sewer fees but keeps the property tax the same. The budget holds the…

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…

Gaston College kicks off campaign

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Gaston Community College has started organizing its Lincoln County troops. “We’re so excited to get started because we feel the expansion of the Lincoln campus is so important,” said Rosalind Welder, dean for Lincoln Campus. An assortment of business leaders, government officials and retired politicians have signed on to help…

Planning board approves Cline Farm project

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A 286-acre planned district that will incorporate residential, commercial and rural elements won initial approval Monday night from the Planning Board. Commissioners have the final say on the application from developer Larry Clark, which could create the first major subdivision of its kind in western Lincoln County. “This is one…