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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…

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…

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…