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Whittle 2nd in state

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Rebels’ junior Matt Whittle had his eyes set on a second consecutive individual state championship in wrestling for West Lincoln, but it was not to be. Whittle fell to North Wilkesboro’s George Gianera 6-2 as he had to settle for state runner-up, a feat achieved last year by Dustin Hester.…

Mustangs sectional runner-ups

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West Caldwell’s Stoney Polite was anything but in 79-59 victory over East Lincoln in the No. 2 Sectional Final in the 2A State Basketball Playoffs. Polite poured in a game-high 28 points, made three 3-pointers and was 9-for-10 from the charity stripe in helping head coach Danny Anderson claim his…

Ironmen bow out at Hiwassee Dam

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Senior shooting guard Antonio Griggs set a school record for the Cherryville Ironmen with 89 wins in a career. Unfortunately, for the Ironmen faithful, he needed 90 to keep the Ironmen’s season alive. Hiwassee Dam limited Cherryville to just seven second quarter points to swing the game in its favor…

Oh, what a career

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No matter how you slice it, the impact Mustang seniors Thomas Huntley, Trishtan Johnson and Jamelle Lowery have had on the East Lincoln basketball program is undeniable. The two-headed scoring machine, named ‘TJ,’ averaged a combined 35 points per contest, setting numerous school records along the way. Johnson’s school records…

Around Town 2/27/2006

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BENEFIT The Buffalo Shoals Community Association will host a benefit starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Shoals Clubhouse for Darlene Shaffer, a cancer victim. The cost is $7 a plate; $3 for children younger than 6. Menu is barbecued chicken or pork, baked beans, slaw, chips, dessert and…

Obituaries 2/27/2006

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Mallie Black Mallie Irene Smith Black, of Cherryville, died Feb. 23, 2006. Funeral service was Saturday in the Cone Memorial chapel of Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville. Burial followed in City Memorial Cemetery. A native of Lincoln County, she was formerly employed at the Carlton and Nuway Mills. She was the…

School IT advances equal greater efficiency, savings

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Lincoln County Schools is trying to stay ahead of the technology curve. For the past several years the system’s Information Technology Services Department has been implementing numerous programs to enhance education in schools. “That’s what we are all about, preparing for the future,” said ITS supervisor and systems engineer Steven…

Arrests made in December high school break-in

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MAIDEN — Maiden Police have arrested three 16-year-olds and charged another juvenile in a December break-in at Maiden High School. According to Lt. Tracy Ledford with Maiden Police, Zachary Owens of Conover, Joshua Farley of Newton and Dontea Kennedy of Maiden all face felony charges in the case. “They’re all…

North Lincoln High School hosts Winter Guard Fest

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Anyone who thinks that flag corps is simply throwing objects in the air and catching them obviously has never been to a winter guard competition. Several high and middle school teams from as far away as Virginia and Tennessee converged on North Lincoln High School Saturday for the Carolina Indoor…

Two more file for election

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With the filing deadline just a day away, candidates for local office continue to trickle in. The filing period ends at noon Tuesday. The latest residents to announce their candidacy are Bill Piersol, a Republican, who is running for one of two seats on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners,…

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