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Rebels starting to come together

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West Lincoln was one of three county schools to get new basketball gymnasiums in the offseason. And the early returns have been good. The Rebels are 3-2 in their gym that seats approximately 1,350 fans versus 1-4 on the road as they entered the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash. Head coach…

Mustangs struggling

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East Lincoln’s opening of its new gym was supposed to make this year’s First Charter Holiday Classic special… so far, it’s been anything but. Both the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs have lost back-to-back games in the tourney’s first two nights. On the men’s side, East Lincoln fell to Mooresville Wednesday…

Thorne leads Knights

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Despite playing without one of their leading scorers, the Lady Knights of North Lincoln beat Lincolnton 45-35 Thursday evening to reach the championship game. Junior Kayla Alexander did not play after injuring her left shoulder versus South Iredell. While that’s disappointing, Kathryn Thorne, Ashley Thackeray and Kayleigh Brown all stepped…

Host Rebels advance

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The host Lady Rebels advanced to the championship of the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash with a 51-36 victory over North Gaston Thursday evening. West Lincoln (4-7, 2-0), which took a 26-19 lead into halftime, did not look back en route to its first-round victory. “It was a hard-fought win. The…

Shives leads Cats to Clash title game

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When his team needed him to deliver most, D.J. Shives did just that in the opening round of the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash. Entering the fourth quarter, North Gaston was up by just one point over host West Lincoln. That was before the Wildcats star senior went to work, scoring…

Wilson’s free throws lift Knights

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Montreal Wilson may have only had 10 points Thursday night, but thanks to his left hand, the North Lincoln Knights advanced to the championship game of the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash. With 11 seconds left, Wilson calmly nailed two free throws to lead the Knights to a 51-49 win over…

Chamber promotional items now available

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(Top photo) The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has new postcards available for 50 cents each. (Bottom photo) President Ken Kindley and administrative assistant Lisa Wallace check out the new postcards. Jon Mayhew / LTN Photo What is seven inches long, five inches wide and is in such demand the…

2006 a remarkable year

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We can’t help but conjure up the image of the Energizer Rabbit when we look back upon the year Lincoln County has had. If ever the expression “Have a prosperous new year” rings true, it is here. Just before 2006 lapses, let’s take stock. Not only has the Lincolnton-Lincoln County…

Hospice seeking volunteers from number of activities, age ranges

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People occasionally ask Hospice of Lincoln County volunteers how they can be comfortable spending time with patients nearing the end of their lives. They happily respond that they receive more than they give and find their experiences to be personally satisfying and enriching. Providing companionship to patients adds to an…

Checkpoints in force New Year’s weekend

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In an effort to crack down on drunk driving during the New Year holiday, local and state officials will set up several check points across the area. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Lincolnton Police Department will enforce the “Booze-it & Lose-it” campaign. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office and patrol…

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