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65th Anniversary

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Units drill on school crisis

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Regional officers, EMS participate at NLHS Officers train for school shooting Local law enforcement officers took over North Lincoln High School Thursday to train for a situation they hope they never have to respond to. Officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincolnton Police Department, Mount Holly Police Department, Cramerton…

Flu shots offered next week

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The Lincoln County Health Department will offer flu vaccines to adults next week. Appointments are now being made for next week’s vaccinations, set for Dec. 2, 3 and 4. Recipients of the shots must be 65 years old and older; pregnant women; healthcare workers involved in patient care; or persons…

Winter weather threatens outdoor pets

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As the weather becomes frigid, it’s often Fido who suffers. “Cold weather’s always an issue, especially for older pets,” said Ryan Orr, senior technician at All Creatures Animal Hospital in Stanley. Pets who do not have adequate housing can suffer during the winter months of cold, rain and snow. Some…

Lifelong struggle leads to loving home

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Alex Childers had spent his whole life going from one foster home to the next, never settling into a safe and secure family. When he was 10 years old he had already lived in a Russian orphanage, been adopted into a neglectful home and spent time in both group foster…

Building Dedication

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Participating in the dedication of the McKendree UMC Fellowship Building on Nov. 14 were (from left to right) Rev. Patricia Lewis, Gastonia District Superintendent; Rev. Deval Mason, former pastor; Rev. Thomas Sigmon, WNC Conference Director of Correctional Ministries; Rev. Randy Powell, pastor and Rev. Joe Ervin, retired director of Church…

Planners revise junk car measure

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Proposed changes to a county ordinance will not lower the number of junk cars that may be kept on one’s property, but will require they be kept out of sight, says the Lincoln County Planning Board. Board members discussed Thursday ways to revise the current ordinance on junk car ownership.…

Board accepts $10.1 million bid on new middle school

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The Lincoln County Board of Education chose Matthews Construction of Concord to oversee the building of the new Lincolnton Middle School during a special called meeting Wednesday night. Board members unanimously voted to accept the general contractor on the basis of its bid of $10,198,000. “I’m very excited about getting…

Truck Flips

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A tractor trailer driven by Jose Leyden Oviedo of Concord overturned Wednesday morning at the exit 28 on ramp to U.S. 321. Oviedo was charged with exceeding the safe speed, state Trooper B.Y. Hill said. He was transported to Lincoln Medical Center. Hill said as Oviedo took the turn the…

Piedmont Natural Gas to leave Lincolnton

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Piedmont Natural Gas is pulling out of Lincolnton after 39 years of serving the area. An exact date has not been set for the closing of the Sycamore Street location, but it is expected to occur in the middle of 2005. The decision to close was made as part of…