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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — No motivation needed

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Mustangs, Wolves ‘excited’ to meet RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor When the NCHSAA released the brackets for this year’s state football playoffs, it didn’t take long to notice a possible Lincolnton-East Lincoln matchup in the third round. It’s happening on Friday. The fifth-seeded Wolves (11-2) and the top-seeded Mustangs (13-0) will…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Last-second shot keeps WL boys from first win

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln’s boys basketball team was seconds away from its first win of the season, but Chase Crump had other ideas. Crump hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 2 seconds to play to lift Valdese Draughn to a 68-66 win over the visiting Rebels on Tuesday. Crump scored nine…

UPCOMING GAMES — 11/26/14

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Today No games scheduled Thursday, Nov. 27 No games scheduled Friday, Nov. 28 Varsity football NCHSAA third round: Lincolnton at E. Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 No games scheduled Sunday, Nov. 30 No games scheduled…

DSS: Crisis funding may not last through winter

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer With temperatures plummeting so early into the winter season, officials at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services are concerned that federal funding for low-income residents will not meet the county’s needs. At a recent Lincoln County Department of Social Services’ board meeting, DSS director Susan…

Three generations of Burris practice comes to an end

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Dr. Ray Burris has a firm handshake and a warm smile. Burris, 71, doesn’t look a day over 55, but is quick to communicate that he certainly is feeling his age these days. “You know, I really didn’t feel differently from one decade to the next,”…

Deputies: Woman drove through garage where man, children were hiding

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Staff report A Lincoln County woman is facing assault charges after she allegedly crashed her vehicle into a garage door where two small children and one man were hiding following a domestic dispute. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 3000 block of Baxter Deaton…

Deputies asking for public’s help to solve theft

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Staff report The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the heist of over $1,000 of appliances at 126 Springs East Road in Lincolnton. The Friday incident included the theft of an electric stove and refrigerator. The appliances had been placed outside, behind a brick wall, while an apartment…

Hotel, large development planned for eastern Lincoln County

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Eastern Lincoln County may soon have its very own hotel. Baylor Properties, Corp., a New York developer, is proposing the construction of a $16 million hotel as part of a planned 31-acre mixed-use community, known as Cottonwood Village, on South Little Egypt Road in Denver. According…

Introducing: Staff Writer Phil Perry

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer I can’t express how excited I am to be a part of your community and a newspaper with a rich history like the Lincoln Times-News. My family relocated to the Denver area in September via West Virginia, where I was born and raised. I have over…

Criminal Charges — 11-26-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Benny Dale Guffey, 35, of 511 Mulberry Street in Cherryville was charged Nov. 24 with one count of driving while impaired. A $500 secured bond was set. Ashley Nicole Vickers, 26, of 204 Blue Ridge Drive in Stanley was charged Nov.…

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