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Pumpkin Center counselor honored

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Today’s elementary school students have to deal with anxiety over test scores, parents divorcing and peer pressure, among others. It’s sensitive information for a school counselor seeking to help them out. But Kim Dodgin at Pumpkin Center Elementary manages to gain their confidence. “I always tell children that I’m the…

Commissioners hear budget woes

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Lincoln County commissioners took their first stab at the 2004-05 budget during a work session Tuesday. During the meeting, the board heard from representatives from Lincoln County Schools, the tax department, the Department of Social Services, EMS, recreation and public works. The school system had the most notable presence, filling…

LHS ceremonies stay indoors

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The students at Lincolnton High School will don their caps and gowns and attend their graduation ceremony at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, despite the efforts of some to change the location. Tammy Farris, the mother of a Lincolnton High senior, collected 124 signatures from students who supported moving…

Students celebrate last days

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Children throughout the county have spent the last week of school eating sno-cones and celebrating the coming of summer vacation. School finishes for the year on Friday morning at 11 a.m. Most students are looking forward to hearing the last school bell ring. “School can get you very tired,” said…

Woman in coma after severe beating

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A woman remains in a coma today after allegedly being severely beaten by her boyfriend Tuesday. Beverly McCombs, who police said is in her late 30s, was taken to Lincoln Medical Center Tuesday following the incident. She is in intensive care. Her boyfriend, William “Bubba” Metts, 56, of Lincolnton is…

Around Town 5/26/2004

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PASOUR, PAYSOUR, PAYSEUR REUNION The Pasour, Paysour, Payseur family reunion will be held Sunday at Antioch Lutheran Church, Dallas, with a picnic dinner at 1 p.m. All descendants are invited. YOUTH GOSPEL EXPLOSION Spirit Life Praise and Worship, 1424 Wilma Sigmon Road, will host a youth gospel explosion at 7…

Look at Lincoln

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LMS’s Myers named ‘Teacher of the Year’

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Lincoln County’s new Teacher of the Year walked into what she thought was a faculty meeting and left with a brand new car. Heather Myers, a Lincolnton Middle School teacher, was honored in front of her coworkers on Tuesday afternoon. “I expected her to win,” said LMS Principal Scott Carpenter.…

Proposed budget to go before public

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The Lincolnton City Council held its second budget work session Tuesday and agreed to put the city manager’s proposed budget up for public hearing June 3. No changes have been made to the budget since it was drafted, City Manager Jeff Emory said. The $27.4 million budget keeps the property…

Main street shooting case gets hearing

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A Cherryville man charged with the attempted murder of his estranged wife and her daughter in downtown Lincolnton requested a lower bond in Superior Court on Monday. Robert Jeter’s wife, Sherry Moncree, sat behind him in the courtroom as his lawyer asked that Jeter’s $125,000 bond be lowered to something…