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Renteria kicks Rebels past Newton-Conover

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor Rocky Renteria’s 27-yard field goal attempt split the uprights with just 1.4 seconds remaining to give West Lincoln a 24-21 victory over Newton-Conover Friday night at Douglas C. Leonhardt Memorial Stadium. The Rebels, who had just seen their 14-point fourth-quarter lead disappear, drove 69 yards in…

Wolves, McClain roll over Bandys

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MARK PARKER Special to the LTN   CATAWBA—Unbeaten Lincolnton High started slow Friday night at Bandys, but got help with two key fumbles late in the first half, which sent the Wolves onto a 54-28 win in a Southern District-7 Athletic 2A Conference game. The Wolves (7-0 overall, 3-0 SD…

Knights lose to Alexander Central

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MATT CHAPMAN Staff Writer      The weather didn’t ruin homecoming at North Lincoln on Friday night, but the Cougars from Alexander Central sure did. The Knights faced an uphill battle from the opening kickoff without star running back Steven Jackson, ultimately falling 48-7. Alexander Central raced out to a…

North Carolina makes dramatic gain

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist North Carolina almost made another top-10 list this year — but don’t worry, our state seems likely to make the cut in 2017. The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan institute based in Washington, has long published a report called the State Business Tax Climate Index. It ranks…

Reader’s Forum

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Why vote? My mother is 94 years old and loves to vote. She told me recently that she will not vote this year because she can’t support either candidate. That’s not an uncommon story in this election cycle. Nearly two-thirds of polled Americans don’t like either candidate. I share my…

Stop targeting military budgets

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ED FEULNER Guest Columnist Ever seen this bumper sticker? “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.” Unfortunately for the writer of this little zinger, it’s also wrong. In…

Working to eliminate traffic deaths in NC

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The question is, why not? On its face, it seems an impossible goal — to end all traffic deaths in North Carolina. And yet, an effort called N.C. Vision Zero proposes a campaign to do just that, and toward that end has launched a website, ncvisionzero.org, to make people aware…

Criminal Charges — 10-7-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Wanda Hunt Hawes, 50, of 4932 Clay Rhine Ln. in Iron Station was charged on Sept. 30 with one count of concealment of merchandise. Amy Dianne Singleton, 35, of 1876 Arrowood Ln. in Lincolnton was charged on Sept. 30 with one…

Around Town — 10-7-16

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SATURDAY   BBQ benefit A benefit BBQ will be held for Lynn Lancaster to help cover medical expenses from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Mundy House, located at 4353 Hwy. 16 N. in Denver. BBQ plates will be available for $10 per plate and will include pork, beans,…

Obituaries — 10-7-16

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Juanita Keener Costner Juanita Keener Costner, 96, of 155 Hillside Drive in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016, in the Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Robert Wise officiating. The family will receive friends…

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