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Former Lincolnton High School and N.C. State football star C.J. Wilson runs with the football during a game against North Carolina last season. Wilson will make his NFL debut tonight for the Chicago Bears when they take on the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Wilson returns home with hopes…

Boger City 8U finishes fourth

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Coach: ‘The greatest ride of my life’ By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The way from Boger City to Alexandria, La., is more than 800 miles and over 13 hours by car. It was the best ride a group of 8-year-old girls ever had. The Boger City Optimist 8-under softball team’s…

Football scrimmages begin Saturday

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Area football teams have been lining up against themselves since Wednesday. They’ll get to lineup against someone else on Saturday. Per the NCHSAA, teams can hold their first scrimmage beginning Saturday and three of the county’s four teams will be in action. East Lincoln will…

Schedule — 8/9/13

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H.S. football scrimmages Saturday, Aug. 10 Hunter Huss at N. Lincoln, 9:30 a.m. Lincoln in FCA Kickoff Jamboree at Wingate University, 10 a.m. Lincoln County Jamboree at Lincolnton High, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 W. Lincoln at N. Gaston, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 E. Rowan at N. Lincoln, 6…

County officials in final negotiations with new manager

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Negotiations are in the final stages for a new Lincoln County manager, local officials announced Friday morning. William (Tracy) Jackson, who currently serves as the assistant county manager for Iredell County, is expected to take up the post, “assuming all goes well” with finalizing his contract,…

One of two men busted in meth lab operation jailed second time this summer

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Maiden man is behind bars for the second time in two months for making methamphetamine after narcotics investigators located both lab remnants and precursors inside a Lincolnton residence Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested James Christopher Coleman, 42, of Bob Cook Road, and Brandon…

Knox, Spivey Wedding

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Brittany Anne Knox and Peyton David Spivey were married June 15, 2013 in Cary. Reverend Joel Murr officiated at the ceremony. The couple was married outside on the patio at 5 p.m. at MacGregor Downs Country Club in front of 200 guests. The bride wore a lace and tulle Pronovias…

Machado, Costner Wedding

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Loren Michelle Machado and Princeton Bruce Costner were united in marriage on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Charlotte at the Alexander Homestead Venue. Loren is the daughter of Dave and Robin Machado of Lincolnton. Grandparents are Mrs. Rose Story and the late Mr. Harold Story, and also the late Mrs.…

Camp meeting caters to youth

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Organizers plan activities, games to keep kids engaged JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Denver residents Sunny Reeves and Julie Smith have been attending the Rock Springs Methodist Camp Meeting since birth. Now they both frequent the annual two-week spiritual revival with their husbands and children, hoping to make the experience as…

County gets update on impact from floods

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners was briefed Monday evening by Interim County Manager Martha Lide on the impact of the recent flooding disaster in the area. An estimated 9 to 12 inches of rain fell the weekend of July 27 and 28, resulting in multiple…