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Harvick pulls away to win Coca-Cola 600

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CONCORD (AP) — Kevin Harvick pulled away from Kasey Kahne on a restart with 11 laps left to win the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in three seasons, a race stopped for nearly 30 minutes Sunday night when a TV camera support rope snapped. Kahne led 156 laps and…

UNC beats Va Tech 4-1

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DURHAM (AP) — After playing 32 innings in roughly 31 hours, North Carolina’s players may not have been completely rested. Taylore Cherry sure was. The first-time starter worked five solid innings to help the Tar Heels beat Virginia Tech 4-1 on Sunday in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Cherry…

Lincolnton VFW honors fallen soldiers

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Husband charged for wife’s murder

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Staff report A Lincoln County man has been charged with first degree murder, the first in the county this year, after allegedly killing his wife with a shotgun on Saturday. A press release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said that Terry Lee White, 54, of 1243 Rose Hill Drive…

Saine hosts ambassador from Kosovo in Raleigh

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Staff report North Carolina State Representative Jason Saine had a visitor from out-of-town last week — way out of town. Saine hosted Akan Ismaili, the Ambassador from Kosovo, on Wednesday and Thursday for a series of meetings with other state representatives and senators and county commissioners from Cleveland and Buncombe…

Assistant principal honored with ceremony at LHS

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton High School Assistant Principal Robbie Robbins received the second highest military service award during a special ceremony among students, colleagues, friends and family Friday on campus. Robbins, a 30-year colonel in the United States Army Reserve, never imagined he would attain such a high rank…

Man charged with first Lincoln County murder of 2013

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Cherryville woman treated at CMC-Lincoln after allegedly beaten and raped

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Cherryville woman was rushed to a Lincoln County hospital after a Catawba County man allegedly broke into her home, raped her and tried to strangle her, various news media outlets have reported. The incident took place Saturday night at the woman’s home, outlets have said. Phillip Nathaniel…

Arwood arrested for weapons, drugs

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Staff report A Stanley man who witnessed the death of his daughter and nephew when the children became trapped beneath a wall of dirt in a construction accident on April 7 has been arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, according…

Company guilty of negligence in teen’s death, required to pay $1.5 million

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A jury found a Denver petroleum equipment company guilty of negligence Wednesday in connection with a 2008 boat explosion that killed a teen boy. The 12-member jury unanimously reached the verdict following an hour of deliberation in a Lincoln County courtroom. Prior to deliberating, attorneys from both…