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Pastor pedals to battle human trafficking

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer The U.S Department of State estimates that 12.3 million adults and children are currently in forced or bonded labor or prostitution throughout the world. Almost two out of every 1,000 people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, and that number increases to every three out of…

Deputies: Two men arrested for theft

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Two people were detained by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies in connection with a theft that was reported from Anderson Mountain Road in Maiden. Clayton Ray Campbell, 21, of 3542 Fostall Lane in Maiden, was charged with three felony counts each of breaking and entering a building,…

One dead, one injured in wreck

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer An early morning accident on Thursday left one Lincolnton resident dead and another seriously injured. The Lincolnton Police Department responded to a call at 12:03 a.m. concerning a motor vehicle crash where N. Cedar Street dead-ends at Hoke Street. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered…

Health Department welcomes new doctor

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincoln County Health Department welcomed a new doctor to its staff in September. A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Ellores Brailey discovered her passion for healthcare at the age of seven. “My mother was a nurse and had all of her books from nursing school…

Principal: Former Lincoln Charter student had hit list

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Parents of Lincoln Charter School students attending the Lincolnton campus received a message from Principal Rachel Greer on Wednesday regarding a hit list that was found last week. Students informed a staff member that a fellow student had a folder that contained a “kill list.” On…

Mr. Determined

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George’s work ethic shown in big night against Ironmen RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE –– As the clock wound down and halftime looming, Charles Mack George didn’t hear one of his coaches yelling for him to get out of bounds. Trailing by four at Cherryville, the senior West Lincoln fullback…

EL hosts Jags

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Mustangs look for 4-0 start RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Gastonia Forestview spoiled East Lincoln’s bid at a perfect non-conference schedule last season, and snapped its school-best win streak at 19. The Mustangs look for revenge tonight. East Lincoln (3-0) and the Jaguars (2-1) meet in Denver following last year’s 44-27…

Sports Editor Ryan Herman’s Week 3 picks

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor North Lincoln is off this week, and the Knights deserve a breather. They made me a believer after watching last week’s performance against East Lincoln. Although North Lincoln lost –– and by a single point –– the way it competed proved to me, finally, that it…

BOYS SOCCER — Wolves shut out Mustangs, stay unbeaten

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Facing its toughest test of the season, undefeated Lincolnton passed with ease. Graham Willis aided on two goals, and the Wolves took advantage of a visibly tired East Lincoln team that failed to score for the first time this season in a 4-0 win…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Knights sweep season volleyball series against West Lincoln

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Savannah Dishman had 17 of her team’s 48 kills as North Lincoln’s front line dominated West Lincoln in a 3-0 win in volleyball on Wednesday. Tressa Amico and Catherine Stegal had eight kills each, Emily Castro added seven kills and Lily Loeffler five as eight players tallied at…