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Notable News — 8-14-13

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Megan Dellinger, a 2013 graduate of West Lincoln High School, will be attending Gardner-Webb University in the fall, where she plans to major in history. She hopes to someday be a history teacher at the secondary level. She was offered a total of $555,000 in scholarships from various schools. Dellinger…

Criminal Charges — 8-14-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Stephen Andrea Pitton, 31, of 2195 Diamond Ln. in Vale was charged Aug. 9 with one count of probation violation. A $10,000 bond was set. Heather Lavon Barnette, 23, of 647 Story Woods Rd. 3 in Lincolnton was charged Aug. 9…

Obituaries — 8-14-13

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Juanita Christopher Caldwell Juanita Christopher Caldwell, age 72, of 194 Plum Lane in Lincolnton, died on Monday, August 12, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Long Shoals Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Gibson officiating. The family will receive friends on…

Kidnapped Catawba County woman struck and killed on U.S. 321

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Catawba County woman was struck and killed on U.S. 321 south Wednesday morning after she jumped from her alleged kidnapper’s vehicle, according to various news media outlets. A man, who has yet to be named but is said to be in custody, is accused of taking the woman…

Sheriff’s Office: Thieves targeted unlocked vehicles in a Lincolnton neighborhood

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincolnton subdivision recently experienced a high volume of vehicular break-ins, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies are seeking the public’s help in the incidents and reminding residents to keep their vehicles locked, since all of the vehicles targeted in this month’s break-ins remained unlocked, according to…

‘It’s a scrimmage’

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Wolves see good, bad in first live action By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Scott Cloninger doesn’t put much stock into preseason scrimmages, but that doesn’t mean his Lincolnton football team isn’t getting the most out of them. The Wolves held a four-team jamboree on Saturday, and Cloninger saw some things…

Wilson makes pro debut

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Leads Bears in solo tackles By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Currently a part-time resident of Chicago, C.J. Wilson doesn’t forget where he comes from. In fact, what he did Friday night was all for his hometown. Wilson, a 2008 graduate of Lincolnton High, made his professional debut Friday night for…

L-Town Xtreme win world series

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The Lincoln Times-News The L-Town Xtreme, a 10-under travel softball team based in Lincolnton, recently won the National Softball Association Class B Eastern Girls Fastpitch World Series in Williamsburg, Va. The team competed against teams from Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina and Virginia en route to the title. The Xtreme rallied…

Schedule — 8/12/13

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Upcoming games Note: Junior varsity start time for volleyball is typically 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. for boys soccer. Varsity contests will follow JVs, unless otherwise noted. Monday, Aug. 19 Volleyball W. Lincoln at Fred T. Foard Boys soccer E. Lincoln at Southlake Christian N. Gaston at Lincolnton, 6 p.m.…

The story of two adoptions

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest columnist As told by Harriett Cunningham I work in an attorney’s office and we have a client who came to us with several situations going on in her life. She needed our services from time-to-time and we came to know her quite well. As I was exiting…