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Commission approves Hydrilla proposal

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The Lake Norman Marine Commission will soon have large minnows swimming around in the lake eating up weeds. At Monday night’s meeting, Bob Elliott, chairman of the Hydrilla committee, announced that the matching funds from the Aquatic Weed Control Council had been approved in the amount of $20,000. The total…

Rainy day hoops

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Dusty Beal and Matt Lykins found shelter from the rainy weather at Betty G. Ross Park on Tuesday afternoon. The pair visit the park to play basketball three or four times a week. Jenny Walling / Lincoln Times-News…

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…

City should help Gaston College

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The Lincolnton City Council seems reluctant to honor Gaston College’s request for help with funding an expansion of the Lincoln Campus. Their reasoning, apparently, is that some bureaucrat in Raleigh told them cities aren’t supposed to help with school building projects. It’s interesting to note that when an important need…

Lincolnton Optimist Champs

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The fifth and sixth grade tournament champions was the Lincolnton Paint and Glass team. Top row, left to right, coach Gary Lawing, Zach Lawing, Drew Kirksy, Tyler Lawing and coach Darin Lawing. Bottom row, left to right, Damian Roberts, Charles Royster, Charlie Costner and Josh Rhodes. Contributed photo by John…

Knights win first game in history

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North Lincoln earned their first baseball win in school history beating the West Lincoln Rebels 10-5 on Friday. The Knights wasted no time getting started, scoring five runs in the second inning to take a 5-3 lead through two innings of play. North Lincoln scored one run in the fourth…

Cheer

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Lincolnton High School cheerleader Christen Behling tries to keep up the spirits of the crowd in a close, but losing game against Shelby on Feb. 19.…

Police to form lodge

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Lincoln law enforcement officers have always had to travel to Gaston County for their local Fraternal Order of Police meetings. Now, some members are working to start up a local lodge here. The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 85 will be one of 304,000 lodges nationwide, said…

Historic letters found in attic

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May 29, 1861. “I hasten to write you a few lines to inform you that I am in good health at present. It is rumored in Lincolnton that we had a fight at this place – I am happy to inform you that is not the case, but we are…

Officials seek to inform citizens on school needs

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Although members of the school system can’t run a campaign promoting the $47 million school bond referendum, they have started informing the public on the facts. “The most important thing is for the citizens to realize why we need the $47 million,” said Jean Dellinger, vice chairman of the Board…