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Soldier gets warm welcome

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Battleground students (above right to left) Beth Champlin, Tabatha Rogers and Chante Hotchkis hold a banner Kim Rehfuss’ fifth grade class created welcoming home Sgt. David Self. Over the past year the students have been receiving emails from Self, who was stationed in Iraq. Rehfuss shows Self a scrapbook students…

5K Run

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Impact of plant closing unknown

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Officials of the Timken Co. said Monday they could not say what impact the closing of Canton, Ohio bearing operations would have on the Lincolnton plant. Spokesman Jason Sergian said the company would keep 80 percent of the plant’s work in the U.S., but no decision has been made as…

JROTC turns out polished cadets

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Members of West Lincoln High School’s Navy Junior ROTC have come a long way since the beginning of the school year, especially when it comes to drill maneuvers. “They couldn’t even hold (the rifles) when they first got them, but now they’re spinning them up in the air and throwing…

$91.7 million budget plan up for debate

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Lincoln County Manager Stan Kiser tonight will present a proposed $91.7 million budget that keeps property taxes the same. The official budget presentation will take place near the end of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Kiser’s…

Pottery Festival

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Around Town 5/17/2004

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PRECINCT MEETING Oak Grove and Hickory Grove precincts will be having a joint meeting Thursday May 20 beginning with a hot dog supper at 6:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Community Center on Startown Road. W. J. Waters will be the guest speaker. There will be door prizes. For more information…

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Lincoln joins regional lobby for revenue resources

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Lincoln County is joining other governments in the region in looking at new ways of handling growing needs of schools. With a $47 million school bond just approved by voters, the need for new sources of revenue is clear to officials here. Faced with a swelling amount of school debt…

LHS to celebrate 100th year

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Lincolnton High School is preparing for a very important birthday. “We knew the school had a rich history and tradition, but we didn’t know it went back 100 years,” said Pat Moretz, principal of Lincolnton High. Throughout the next school year Lincolnton High plans on honoring the school’s history and…