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School bond up for vote on Tuesday

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Lincoln County residents can cast their vote on the $47 million bond referendum on Tuesday. If the bond passes, two new schools would be built and several other schools would receive renovations and additions. “What we’re hoping to do, may not eliminate all the problems in our school system, but…

Fuel spills as trucks collide

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About 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into a small creek Saturday after a wreck involving two trucks. The wreck happened at about 9:30 a.m. on N.C. 27 East near Chuckwagon Grill, said Susan Spake, director of Lincoln County Emergency Managment. An empty tanker truck was traveling east on N.C.…

Reepsville Road zoning on agenda

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County commissioners and Planning Board members will hear a slew of requests for rezonings tonight, including one that would create a major subdivision on Reepsville Road. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Room in the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Residents are invited to comment on the…

Look At Lincoln

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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,…

Bond approval could hike taxes

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If the $47 million school bond is approved by voters, it will mean property taxes could go up, but residents aren’t likely to see an increase until next year, Lincoln’s county manager said. County commissioners will begin ironing out the 2004-05 budget soon, and with that process comes wrestling with…

Officials optimistic about bond vote

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The future of Lincoln County Schools will be decided on Tuesday May 4, when residents vote on a $47 million school bond referendum. “If it doesn’t pass the needs don’t go away, just the options to deal with it change,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. If the bond referendum passes a…

Churches join to help Salem Baptist

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It’s been eight months since a bolt of lightening struck Salem Baptist Church and caused its sanctuary to go up in flames. Today, the inside of the church is still blackened. Light streams in through a hole where a large, stained-glass window used to loom over the entrance. Yellow caution…

Look at Lincoln

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Hospice of Lincoln County received $1000 donation on April 1 from Vietnam Veterans Vice President Clyde Byers and Secretary/Treasurer Bob Tallent. Joy Barrett and Marsha Yount received the check in memory of Susan Seagle Byers. Contributed…

Around Town 4/28/2004

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GOSPEL SINGING The “Annual Salute To Mothers” gospel singing will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Grove Baptist Church, 716 Camp Rotary Road in Gastonia. Featured performers include the Songsters, the Chapel Grove Quartet and Rex Smith, gospel pianist. A love offering will be received to help with some…