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Insects bring threat

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Smack! You squash the tiny insect as it bites your leg. But has the damage already been done? Aside from the bite site that will itch for days, the threat of disease spread by mosquitoes remains a concern in Lincoln County. Mosquitoes can carry two diseases in this area —…

Lady Mustangs finish second in tourney

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East Lincoln soccer The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs had a strong showing in the St. Stephens tournament recently. The squad coached by Jason Dragoon finished in second place at 0-0-3. In their first match Erin Smith earned the shutout in net against St. Stephens in a 0-0 tie. Kim Scercy…

Rebels rolling to begin season

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West Lincoln’s Dylan Anthony tries to apply the tag to Jake Taylor as he slides headfirst into second base on Wednesday. The Rebels won 6-1 against the Mustangs and will visit Cherryville today at 4:30 p.m. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News The West Lincoln Rebels are off to a 5-1…

Chamber previews upcoming events

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In an attempt to get the community more aware, the Lincolnton-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce will start to hold media conferences quarterly. The first meeting was held Thursday. Christina Arlow, with Translations, Plus speaks on Leadership Lincoln, an upcoming program. Jenny Walling/ Lincoln Times-News The Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce previewed…

Lukach named to new training post

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Lincolnton Police have named an 18-year veteran of the force as the department’s new crime prevention and training officer. Lt. Kent Lukach said his goal in the position is to expand and improve the department’s training. He also wants to continue the LPD’s current crime prevention programs and add new…

Historic church focus of meeting

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MAIDEN — The Lincoln County Historical Association is taking a show-and-tell approach in its quest to engage residents in the area’s history. The Association’s quarterly meeting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ in Maiden. All residents — regardless if they’re…

Emergency management leader dies

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James Robert “Bob” Willis, coordinator of Lincoln County Emergency Management for 30 years, died Thursday. Willis headed up Emergency Management from 1963 to 1993 and was coordinator during the civil defense period, during which a nationwide system of fallout shelters was created. In 1989, Gov. James Martin conferred upon Willis…

Middle schools sweep awards

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Lincoln County middle schools had a lot to brag about at this month’s Board of Education meeting. The county has won three separate regional titles for middle schools, including Team of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Superintendent of the Year. Lincoln County competes in a region that has…

Students mold habitat

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Herman Stroup from Stroup Lawn Care helps Lincolnton Charter School students (left to right) Dereck Sherrill and Nathan Berryhill fill a trail with gravel. The new trail leads from the Charter School to a wetland habitat. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News Lincolnton Charter School students Wednesday picked up shovels and…

East beats North in first meeting

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Battling the elements, the East Lincoln Mustangs defeated the North Lincoln Knights 9-8 on Tuesday. The Mustangs took a 3-1 lead through three innings of play. East added three more in the fifth inning. North, however, refused to quit, scoring two runs in the fifth and adding five more in…