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Duke wins third straight, wins 72-65 over Louisville

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — All those losses last month might have taught Duke something important: How to win. The Blue Devils beat No. 13 Louisville 72-65 on Monday night behind 18 points and 10 rebounds from freshman Brandon Ingram. Grayson Allen scored 19 points and Luke Kennard had 11 for…

Obituaries — 2-10-16

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Obituaries for February 10, 2016. Jared Colin Ramsey Jared Colin Ramsey, 72, of Stanley died February 8, 2016. Funeral services will be held February 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral & Cremation Services. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday…

Around Town — 02-10-16

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Around town for February 10, 2016. TODAY Meeting The Environmental Review Board will meet on Wednesday, February 10th at 3:00 pm at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton.  For more information call 704-736-8501. Bible study The Beit Shofarot Messianic Jewish Synagogue will be conducting a monthly Bible study the second Wednesday…

Around Town — 2-8-16

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Around town for February 8, 2016. TODAY Meeting The Mended Hearts #379 will hold their monthly meeting at 5:45 in the pine room of CaroMont Regional Medical Center, located at 2525 Court Dr. in Gastonia. The cardiac support group will meet at 7 p.m. Meeting The Coalition of Churches will…

Rebels fall to Blue Devils on senior night

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor VALE — The West Lincoln boys basketball team tried to stay with the Maiden Blue Devils offensively Friday night, and did so for about the first six minutes. But when junior guard Caleb Farley heated up, the Rebels couldn’t match Maiden bucket for bucket, resulting in…

Sports Roundup — 2-8-16

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Sports Roundup for February 8, 2016. Boys Basketball East Lincoln 88, West Caldwell 69 The Mustangs blew open a two point game in the second half, as they outscored the Warriors 47-30 after the break, leading to an 88-69 road victory. Sage Surratt poured in a game high 35 points…

EL’s Chazz Surratt named Parade Magazine national player of the year

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East Lincoln star signed with Chapel Hill last week DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor Of all the awards and accolades that have come for Chazz Surratt throughout his high school career, the biggest just might have come on Sunday. The East Lincoln senior quarterback was named Parade magazine’s national player of…

On voting in North Carolina

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After urging potential voters to educate themselves on new voting procedures and be prepared to present an ID to cast a ballot March 15, we realized that we, too, needed a little more education on the subject. In 2013, the N.C. General Assembly passed what was called by many the…

Iowa offers lessons for NC

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist The states of Iowa and North Carolina have at least two things in common. First, they are the nation’s top producers of hogs. Second, they are often overrun with politicians desperate to attract attention and votes. But I repeat myself. Now that we know the results…

Where we’re at on teacher pay

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PATRICK GANNON Syndicated Columnist “Teacher pay” undoubtedly will be one of the most frequently uttered phrases around the General Assembly complex during this year’s legislative session, which begins in late April. The teacher compensation debate, already raging for years, was the main focus of two days of committee meetings recently…