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Obituaries — 12/24/14

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Merwin Sharpe ‘Bill’ Canaday June 29, 1923-December 19, 2014 Merwin Sharpe “Bill” Canaday, 91, of Four Oaks, peacefully passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 at his residence after a period of declining health. Born in Four Oaks, Bill was the second son of Ralph Clarence Canaday and Onie Lewis Canaday.…

Industry of the Year plans for more growth

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The Lincoln Economic Development Association has recognized Aptar of Lincolnton as the recipient of its 2014 Industry of the Year award. Locally, Aptar has supported Junior Achievement, the Lincoln County United Way and the Child Advocacy Center. Earlier this year, the company hosted a job fair…

Criminal Charges — 12/24/14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jerry Wade Peace, 38, of 4489 Macedonia Church Rd. in Vale was charged Dec. 19 with one count each of resist, delay, obstruct public officer, probation violation and assault on a female by a male over 18 years of age. A…

Around Town — 12/24/14

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TODAY Communion Holy Cross Lutheran Church, at 2639 E. Highway 150 in Lincolnton, will host candlelight communion at 10:30 a.m. Call (704) 732-0251 for more information. Christmas Eve service Emmanuel Lutheran Church, at 216 S. Aspen Street in Lincolnton, will host a family service at 4 p.m. and a candlelight…

Club News — 12/24/14

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Delta Sigma holds meeting The Delta Sigma chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met Nov. 13 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Faith Building for fellowship and learning. High schooler Emily Powell opened the meeting with a beautiful a cappella rendition of Amazing Grace. Greetings to the group were…

Lincoln County folks ready for Christmas

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist It was the day before Christmas and all over Lincoln County folks were stirring and waiting for the big day. If you looked north and south, you could see that many were ready with colorful lights draped over fences and shrubs and if you looked east…

WRESTLING — Holiday duals

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Wolves win own 10-team tourney LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Both Lincolnton and West Lincoln finished their pre-Christmas matches with a bang. The Wolves won their own dual-team tournament, the first Wolfpack Holiday Duals, on Tuesday, while the Rebels had three individual champions and eight finish in the top five at the Mark…

FOOTBALL — Former WL standout Poteat makes the grade

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Will Poteat has made the grade. The former West Lincoln football standout was one of five Wingate University football players named to the Capital One Academic All-America NCAA Division II football teams, the school announced in a media release earlier this month. Poteat, a graduate student, was a…

UPCOMING GAMES — 12/24/14

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Today No games scheduled Thursday, Dec. 25 No games scheduled Friday, Dec. 26 No games scheduled Saturday, Dec. 27 Basketball E. Lincoln Winter Jam begins Freedom Invitational begins Sunday, Dec. 28 No games scheduled Monday, Dec. 29 Basketball E. Lincoln Winter Jam, Day 2 Peoples Bank tournament begins at N.…

WRESTLING — ‘We were right there’

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N-C ekes by Rebels in SD-7 opener RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor NEWTON — Butch Ross didn’t get the result he hoped for, but he definitely saw the sky’s the limit for his West Lincoln wrestling team. Newton-Conover got a match-clinching pin from Holden Benfield late, and the Red Devils defeated the…