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Questions raised about school bond

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DENVER — Concerned east Lincoln residents addressed questions to a panel regarding the school bond referendum at the East Lincoln Betterment Association meeting Tuesday night. Although ELBA and the East Lincoln Political Action Committee vote “yes” for the $47 million bond issue coming up May 4, the group still had…

High school additions planned if bond passes

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If the May 4 bond referendum passes, three high schools in Lincoln County could see significant improvements. Of the $47 million bond, $18 million would be used to add a cultural arts wing and extra gymnasium each to East Lincoln High School, Lincolnton High School and West Lincoln High School.…

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…

‘School to Watch’ celebrates

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School officials have warned East Lincoln Middle School students that they are being watched. “You’re going to have visitors,” said Debbie Terrell, a member of the North Carolina Middle School Association. “People are going to be watching you, and people are going to come and watch the good things you’ve…

2 critical in separate accidents

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A Vale man remains in critical condition today following a wreck that killed a Hickory man Saturday. Glenn Boyd Smith, 71, of Cranberry Trail in Vale is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, officials there said. Joseph Ingerling, 19, of Hickory was killed in the wreck, which happened…

Police probe assaults

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Three people were assaulted and their money taken in two separate incidents this weekend in Lincolnton. The first happened at 1 a.m. Saturday at 600 Huss St., Lincolnton Police Detective Kameron Keener said. The owners of the house were having a party, and there were 15 to 20 teen-agers there,…

Festival Fun

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Lincoln puts on show to recruit new teachers

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School administrators with slicked back hair, leather jackets and poodle skirts promoted their schools at Saturday’s Lincoln County School’s job fair. “With teacher shortages, it’s so easy for them to find a good job,” said Stephanie Dellinger, an assistant principal at North Brook Elementary. “I think it’s hard to find…

Around Town 4/26/2004

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MOTHER-DAUGHTER BRUNCH New Covenant United Methodist Church, 14514 Lucia-Riverbend Hwy., Mt. Holly, will have a Mother-Daughter Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8 with assorted breakfast quiche and casseroles, muffins, fresh fruit, French toast, bagels, coffee cake, donuts, biscuits, coffee and juice. Cost for adults is $10, guest to age…

Look at Lincoln

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Donna McMahon sketches brothers, Ryan, Andrew and Alex Cromer outside Cup of Grace Cofeehouse Saturday during Lincolnton’s Spring Fling. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…