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Wolves battle for Holiday Clash championship today

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   CATAWBA — The Lincolnton Wolves toppled the North Lincoln Knights Thursday in a 58-42 win, sending them to Friday’s championship round of this year’s People’s Bank Holiday Clash at Bandys High School. The Wolves took the lead in each quarter, proving their skills on the…

Lady Knights advance to championship game today

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   CATAWBA  — It was a night of triumph for the North Lincoln Lady Knights as they rose to a 36-29 victory over the Lincolnton Lady Wolves in a back-and-forth fight to the finish Thursday afternoon during the first round of the 2011 People’s Bank Holiday…

No Bowl for you

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Mike Gebelein  Sports Writer Cam Newton’s Pro Bowl snub shouldn’t be much of a surprise. It isn’t right, but it’s not a shocker. What is shocking though is that somehow Steve Smith made it on the list. The receiver, who was the glowing symbol of mediocrity and a poor attitude…

Hoppin’ John … A traditional New Year’s Day food

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Melinda Houser Cooperative Extention     It’s not too late to rush out and buy festive but traditional foods to mark the new year.  All over the world, eating certain foods ensures good luck and an opportunity to prepare and consume some unusual dishes. Many Southerners begin the New Year…

Around Town 12-30-11

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Hesed House Opening Hesed House of Hope, Lincoln County’s homeless shelter, is now open for the winter season.  The shelter is located at 100 Ann Gaither Court, Lincolnton.  Guests wishing to stay overnight at the shelter should arrive at 6 p.m.  Anyone wanting to volunteer to provide a meal or…

Hospital recognized as breast-feeding friendly

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln’s New Beginnings unit recently received recognition for its breastfeeding-friendly environment. According to a press release sent to the Times-News on Wednesday, the North Carolina Division of Public Health awarded the birthing center with the N.C. Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation. CMC-Lincoln was designated…

Job Listings 12-30-11

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Assistant Store Manager (Job #010080685) Will provide superior customer service. Strive to achieve financial plan of a retail store. Monitor and control overall store expenses. Strive to maintain merchandising standards. Oversees safety, security, supervision, training, mentoring and scheduling as well as any other duties assigned. Executive Director (Job #010079326) Prefer…

Barefoot skiers expected to get cold feet again

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A local, and somewhat unusual, tradition will once again help to ring in the new year this weekend. The 34th annual Lake Norman New Year’s Day Barefoot Challenge will take place Sunday at Lake Norman Marina, located on N.C. 150 East in Sherrills Ford. Set to…

Shooters prepare for annual New Year’s observance

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   This weekend area residents, from youngsters under 8 years old to seniors more than 80 years old, will be ushering in the new year with gunpowder and lead. From year to year, the festive group, better known as the Cherryville Traditional New Year’s Shooters, carry…

Fire chief offers advice on safety during winter season

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   House fires become more prevalent with the onset of winter weather and colder temperatures. Therefore, local fire officials are offering safety tips on how to prevent a blaze at home or a scene similar to the deadly disaster that stole the lives of five family…

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