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Around Town — 2-23-15

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TODAY Spay/neuter registration The Humane Society of Lincoln County will offer registration for low-cost spay/neuter for dogs and cats from 1-4 p.m. at 2422 Country Club Road in Lincolnton. Cost for male and female dogs and female cats is $40. Cost for male cats is $38. Payment in the form…

Robinson-Lineberger literary competition accepting entries

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Staff report For 32 years, the Arts Council of Lincoln County has held its annual Robinson-Lineberger Literary Competition. The trustees of Flo Robinson’s estate established the competition to memorialize Robinson’s lifelong interest in poetry and prose while encouraging writers to pursue excellence within their craft. The Robert Lineberger estate has…

A two-timer

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WL’s George wins second straight state championship RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor GREENSBORO — Charles Mack George is a state champion. Again. The West Lincoln wrestling phenom capped his career with a second individual state title on Saturday, making him the most decorated athlete the school has seen. The senior all but…

Gonzalez finishes runner-up

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor GREENSBORO — Andres Gonzalez’s win in the semifinals gave West Lincoln its first shot at two state wrestling champions in the same season. Unfortunately for Gonzalez, he ran into a familiar foe who has had his number. Gonzalez wrestled for the NCHSAA state 2A championship in the…

Clary finishes sixth to lead other local participants

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Of the eight local wrestlers who did not advance to their weight class’s championship final, only one placed. West Lincoln’s Jake Clary placed sixth in the 2A’s 113-pound weight class at the NCHSAA individual state championships in Greensboro on Saturday. Clary reached the fifth-place match of the consolation…

NCHSAA BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS — East Lincoln boys draw 2-seed for state playoffs

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln’s boys basketball team may have lost the blind draw for a No. 1 state playoff seed, but its fans won’t have to travel outside of Denver to see the Mustangs in action for the first three rounds. The NCHSAA on Saturday released its brackets…

BALLARD: A wedding of true commitment

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Four months ago, my husband and I attended a beautiful wedding, which was held in the backyard of the bride’s home. Her father built an arbor for her and her fiancé to stand under as they said their vows. The arbor was in front of the…

Child struck by car in Maiden

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer A child was struck by a car on Feb. 23 in the 500 block of Main Street in Maiden. Emergency personnel, along with the Maiden Police Department, responded via 911 calls regarding the incident. Initial information provided by the Maiden Police Department indicated that the victim…

Man takes steps for children’s hospital

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MICHELLE BERNARD Special to LTN How far would you walk to save a child? If you’re Kelly Huffman, a lifelong Lincolnton resident, about 75 miles from his office in Hickory to Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. Hoffman plans to complete the walk in two days, beginning on May 15. Huffman…

Obituaries — 2-23-15

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Hattie Hoyle Mosteller Hattie Mae Hoyle Grindstaff Mosteller, 81, of Hickory died February 21, 2015. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on February 24, 2015 at Welcome Baptist Church in Catawba. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 6 p.m.…