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Battling diabetes since 6

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Holly Howell of Lincolnton began her battle with insulin dependent diabetes when she was just 6 years old. She was in kindergarten and this was years before insulin pumps and today’s methods of dealing with diabetes were made available. She told me that her parents would…

Obituaries — 2-2-15

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Pauline Rebecca Hoyle Bivens Pauline Rebecca Hoyle Bivens, 80, of 2149 Willis Rd. in Vale, passed away Saturday January 31, 2015 at Carolinas HealthCare System-Lincoln. Born July 28, 1934 in Catawba County, she was a daughter of the late Johnie A. Hoyle and Rosie M. Crotts Hoyle. She was retired…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Loretta Jean Starnes, 32, of 880 Carolina Mills Cir. in Lincolnton was charged Jan. 27 with one count of non-support of family. An unknown bond amount was set. Kobi Ann Forner, 23, of 1954 Bancroft Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Jan.…

Our View — Drug tests and dance recitals

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n October 1980, the pages of this newspaper were filled with congratulatory articles and advertising. The Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton was completed with a formal dedication ceremony, the realizing of “the dream of a great many people,” according to John Lowery in our Oct. 17, 1980 edition. Soon that…

WRESTLING — Steeped in tradition

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West Lincoln coach Butch Ross, program personify greatness RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — Three young boys approached Butch Ross’s office on Wednesday looking to return their wrestling shoes. “Where should we put these, coach?” one boy asked. “Y’all keep ’em,” Ross replied, “and when you come back next year, y’all…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Mustangs sweep Knights in hoops

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Sage Surratt scored 29 points, and Cameron Dollar and Connor Ashley hit career highs of 21 points and 16 points, respectively, and East Lincoln’s boys basketball set a school record for most points scored in a half in its 102-52 win at North Lincoln on Wednesday. The top-ranked…

UPCOMING GAMES — 1/30/15

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Today Basketball Bunker Hill at E. Lincoln Lincoln Charter at Bessemer City Bandys at Lincolnton N. Lincoln at N. Iredell W. Lincoln at Newton-Conover Saturday, Jan. 31 Swimming SP1A championships at HFFA Wrestling SD-7 tournament at W. Caldwell NP3A/4A tournament at Alexander Central Sunday, Feb. 1 No games scheduled Monday,…

Obituaries — 1-30-15

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James Duke Peeler James Duke Peeler, 90, died January 28, 2015, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. His funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Michael Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive…

Our View — School board catches feelings

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The Lincoln County Schools administration could one day share a home with the rest of the county’s offices at the former hospital facility on Gamble Drive in Lincolnton, once the $15 million renovations at that site are completed. But first, Board of Education chairman Mark Mullen wants to make sure…

January is a good time for fellowship

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist It’s good to be among a crowd of happy people. Smiles and warm hugs make January a good time. The Lincoln Times-News breakfast is planned for that. I remember 41 years ago when the then publisher, the late Guy Leedy, talked about hosting the event. He…