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Commissioners OK emergency plan

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From manmade and natural disasters to pandemics and epidemics, county emergency responders have updated how they will handle a host of emergency scenarios if a catastrophe strikes locally. County Commissioners Monday adopted the plan. Funded with a $20,000 grant and nearly a year’s worth of work, the plan helps county…

Rescuers find missing man

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The search for a missing man who walked away from Boger City Rest Home midday Thursday came to an end around 1:30 a.m. today He was found unharmed. Rescue crews who had been searching for the man in his late 40s found the man on the way back to the…

Collecting for Crisis Pregnancy

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10 Lincoln County teachers awarded grant funding

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Ten Lincoln County teachers received grant funds Wednesday at the school board meeting from the Lincoln County Public Education Foundation. Three grants for $2,500 were awarded, and three grants for $1,000 were awarded. Adam Benoit, a teacher at Lincolnton High, received $2,500 for his grant, “Probing Science with Calculators.” Dina…

60th anniversary

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Harry Lee Robinson and Helen Ballard Robinson of Iron Station will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 20. They were married Dec. 20, 1947 at Amity Baptist Parsonage. He is retired from Burlington Industries after 40 years of service. He received five Battle Stars during his service on the USS…

Dentistry office opens

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Five generations

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Massey principal surprised at amount of book donation

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Sandy Johnson, the principal at G.E. Massey Elementary School, was not expecting $10,000 when Steve Zickefoose, Lincoln County Schools associate superintendent for finance, came to her school Friday. Zickefoose presented Johnson with what she described as an “anonymous donation of $5,000, specified to buy books for the library.” Thrilled, Johnson…

Council seeks volunteers to visit prison

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Making the transition from prison to the outside world isn’t easy, but members of the Community Resource Council hope to ease that struggle. “They may not go back to the same lifestyle they were living,” said Tim Scronce, correctional case manager at the Lincoln Correctional Center and volunteer coordinator for…