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Rebels, Ikard outlast North Lincoln

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor The Rebels outlasted North Lincoln in a 56-49 shootout Friday night at West Lincoln behind a 228-yard, 4-touchdown rushing performance by Brendan Ikard.   The junior running back had touchdown runs of 12, 50, 1 and 71 yards to lead the Rebels to their third win…

Mustangs roll past Lake Norman Charter

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MICHAEL HUGHES Special to the LTN After an 0-3 start in 2017, East Lincoln opened conference play with a convincing 28-7 win over Lake Norman Charter on the home school’s 50th homecoming celebration at David Clark Stadium. East has now won two in-a-row after ending the first half of play…

Wolves fall at Newton-Conover

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer The Lincolnton Wolves fought tooth and nail for three quarters before fading down the stretch in a 35-14 loss to the Newton-Conover Red Devils in Friday night’s South Fork 2A Conference opener. The Wolves (1-4, 0-1) played smash mouth football, utilizing a heavy offensive formation with…

Ratings of North Carolina universities

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The college “rankings” came out this week, and three North Carolina schools earned places in the Top 30. This was not the football poll. Duke, Wake Forest and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may not make that listing this fall. It was more important. The U.S. News…

Four books, four struggles

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D.G. MARTIN Syndicated Columnist Could a miracle hair straightening ignite a deadly epidemic? Can a scientist persuade you that the findings of his discipline show the existence of God? Can the research and experience of a young woman struggling to have a child provide aid and comfort to others in…

Partisan decline is nothing new

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist RALEIGH — In September, the GOP officially became the third-largest group of registered voters in North Carolina, as the number of unaffiliated voters surpassed Republican registration for the first time. In September, the North Carolina Republican Party continued to add registered voters while the Democratic Party…

Salary suspicions: Generosity trumps all

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ED FEULNER Syndicated Columnist Let’s face it. When it comes to historical markers and monuments, especially ones related to the Civil War, we hear more about destruction than dedication these days. So it was refreshing to note, as we marked the 155th anniversary of the battle of Antietam on September…

Criminal Charges— 9-22-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Calvin Tyler Mitchell, 30, of 6504 Denver Heights Cir. in Denver was charged Sept. 13 with one count of DV protective order violation. Byron McDowell Parker, 36, of 800 Carolina Mills Cir. in Lincolnton was charged Sept. 13 with count of…

Around Town— 9-22-17

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SATURDAY Breakfast Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton will host a country breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Take out is available. A $7 donation is suggested to benefit the church building fund. Bingo/luncheon Bethel Lutheran Church, located at 509 Long Shoals Rd. in Lincolnton will host a free sub…

Obituaries— 9-22-17

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Mary Jane Leonhardt Willis Mary Jane Leonhardt Willis, 67, of 543 Bert Yarbro Rd., in Vale passed away, Thursday, September 21, 2017 at her residence. Born August 18, 1950 in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Jetter Coman Leonhardt and Mary Geraldine Taylor Leonhardt. She was employed by Gaston…

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