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East Lincoln too much for Lincolnton

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Not even Lincolnton’s vaulted defense could stop East Lincoln. Chazz Surratt threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more, and the Mustangs pulled away in the second half for a 49-27 win over the Wolves on Saturday. East Lincoln (6-0, 2-0 Southern District…

Two Bunker Hill students die in crash

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Staff report Two Bunker Hill High School students were killed in a car crash in Catawba County on Friday. Troopers said the vehicle, a 2002 Mercedes, was traveling east on Riverbend Road in Conover, near Highway 16, around 10 p.m. when it approached a right-hand curve at a high rate…

Rebels run all over Bunker Hill

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Lincolnton-East Lincoln postponed to Saturday RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — Charles Mack George rushed for 209 yards and a school- and county-record tying six touchdowns, and West Lincoln set a new school record for points scored as it routed Bunker Hill 68-28 on Friday. The Rebels, who were walloped…

Body found in Lincolnton home

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1800 block of Arrowood Road in Lincolnton on Friday in response to a call that a deceased male was found in a home. At press time, the cause of death is unclear, but Lt. Tim Johnson with the…

City men face drug and weapons charges

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Two Lincolnton men are facing drug and weapons charges after city police executed search warrants at their address. The Lincolnton Police Department served search warrants at 722 E. Pine Street following a multi-week investigation that was initiated after citizen complaints of criminal and drug activity. During…

New homes make a comeback

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Planning and Inspections Department has witnessed a rise in residential housing construction this year. “In the first nine months of 2014, we’ve issued more permits for single-family homes than were issued in all of last year, making this the best year for housing starts…

4 nabbed for vehicle break-ins

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Three Cornelius men and one teen have been charged for a string of vehicle break-ins that recently took place in the eastern part of Lincoln County. According to a press release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Dyante Siobhan Henley, 23, of 9728 Psalms Street, Andre…

Lincoln Theatre Guild to bring Broadway to Main Street

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Residents of Lincoln County will soon get a taste of Broadway, as the Lincoln Theatre Guild presents Old and New – A Music Revue. Set to show Oct. 30, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, local singers will bring the iconic New York theatre scene to life…

Local nurse named among top 100 in state

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Kevin Johnson, an emergency room nurse at Carolinas Healthcare System–Lincoln, was recently selected as one of the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina. Johnson was nominated for the honor with The Great 100, Inc. by the emergency department’s nurse manager, Cathy Mason. “I think it was…

Federal court delays part of NC voting law

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Staff report North Carolina voters will be able to participate in same-day registration and out-of-precinct provisional voting during this year’s election after a federal appeals court ruled that several sections of the state’s new voting regulations could not be implemented for the midterm election. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals…

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