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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…

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…

County authorizes study of growth control tool

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In a continuing effort to manage growth and reduce strain on county infrastructure and facilities, commissioners Monday night agreed to finance the study of a tool that could do just that. An Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance ties development approvals to the availability and adequacy of public facilities. It’s designed so…

Look at Lincoln

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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…

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,…

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…