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House fire displaces two, injures pet dog

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Two people were displaced from their Lincolnton home early Thursday morning following a mysterious blaze, fire officials said. Firefighters believe the incident stemmed from a pick-up truck at the property just before 3:40 a.m. on Shady Lane, according to Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin. Flames gutted…

Man crashes into parked vehicle

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A man was rushed to an area hospital late Wednesday morning after his van crashed into a parked vehicle along N.C. 16 in Denver, troopers said. Officers have yet to identify the victim, who was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte with non-life-threatening injuries, officers…

Red Deviled

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WL drops key SD-7 match to N-C By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE –– If West Lincoln’s wrestling team is going to win the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference it’ll need some help. And there is a lot of wrestling left. Top-ranked and defending 2A state champion Newton-Conover won…

EL boys hold off Bears

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Mustangs stay perfect  behind big first half By MICHAEL HUGHES LTN Correspondent DENVER –– East Lincoln had little trouble in the first half with visiting Bunker Hill in Tuesday’s battle for first place in the Southern District 7. The second half was more in the Bears’ favor, but the Mustangs…

Lincolnton bounces back, downs Bandys

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Saine scores 17 as Wolves pick up key SD-7 victory By DAVID KEEVER LTN Correspondent Lincolnton’s boys basketball team rebounded from last week’s loss to rival East Lincoln with a 50-42 win over the Bandys Trojans Tuesday night at Lincolnton. Will Saine poured in 17 points for the Wolves, and…

Calendar — 1/8/14

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity girls, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin with the JV boys at 5 p.m. Conference wrestling matches begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted: Today Basketball Lincolnton…

Mystery Solved: Historian identifies child mill worker

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For more than a century, the identity of a girl photographed in a Lincolnton textile mill had remained a mystery. But through the determination and research of Massachusetts historian and author Joe Manning, the image of this young textile worker has been reunited with her descendants.…

Famed Lincolnton physician retires

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Over the last three decades, one local doctor estimated that he has encountered more than 35,000 patients and delivered more than 7,500 babies. “I actually lost count,” Dr. John Chang said laughingly. Recently retired from the medical field, he sat down with the Lincoln Times-News on…

Couple charged with insurance fraud

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An eastern Lincoln County couple attempted to illegally gain funds by hiding pricey possessions in a house closet and reporting the items as stolen with both the Sheriff’s Office and an insurance agency, deputies said. Scott and Rebecca Nazworth told officers on Nov. 30 that while…

Law enforcement sheds light on knife assault at Lincoln Charter Middle

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office recently released information about a teen accused of using a knife to assault a fellow student at an area school. The incident took place last month at Lincoln Charter School’s Lincolnton campus, located at 133 Eagle Nest Road, an agency report…