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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…

Marijuana, firearms seized from Stanley property where children died

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies said they seized marijuana and firearms from the home of the Stanley man the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating regarding the death of two children who were buried alive inside a massive pit Sunday evening on his property. Deputies interviewed Jordan Keely Arwood, 31,…

Bodies of two children recovered after construction site accident

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Staff report The bodies of two children who became trapped underground at a home construction site in Stanley on Sunday have been recovered. The six-year-old girl and seven-year-old boy became trapped when a dirt wall collapsed at the site on Cedarbrook Court. Around 75 rescue workers were onsite throughout Sunday…

Judge calls civil defense attorney a “liar” and continues case to next week

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A defense attorney shocked the courtroom Friday by requesting to introduce never-before-seen evidence into an ongoing civil trial involving the death of a Denver teen. Attorney John Holden angered Judge Forrest Bridges by asking if he could introduce a document into evidence that both he and the plaintiff’s attorneys knew…

Cherryville New Year’s Shooters Chant

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Gary Dellinger performs the traditional Chant of the Cherryville New Year’s Shooters on Saturday as they traveled to homes and businesses in Lincoln County to bid farewell to 2012 and welcome in 2013.  …

Wolves edge Knights 67-59

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Mobley adds 32 points in Lincolnton’s SPC victory over NL MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves boys varsity basketball team’s 67-59 win over the North Lincoln Knights in Southern Piedmont Conference play on Friday was even closer than the final score implies. Lincolnton led by one point,…

Lady Wolves top N. Lincoln 49-31

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor LINCOLNTON — The Lincoln Lady Wolves girls varsity basketball team extended its win streak to three games with a 49-31 victory over the North Lincoln Lady Knights in Southern Piedmont Conference play on Friday. Lincolnton senior Treasure Avery scored a team-high 15 points, went 7-10 from…

Sports Briefs

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LHS boosters The Lincolnton High School sports boosters will meet on Friday at 6 p.m. in the school’s library to discuss renovations to the field house. WLHS bench press record West Lincoln senior Joshua Mosteller set a new bench press record for the school when he lifted 455 lbs. on…

Christian Ministries Food and Gift Giveaway

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Spreading Christmas Cheer

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