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An Affection for Confection: Bavarian bakery opens doors

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The pretzel’s lineage can be traced to Germany. While the tasty, salted bread can be found in shopping malls and fairs across America, there is nothing in this world quite like the traditional Bavarian pretzel. Nobody knows this better than Sven Frischen-Nocher, 46, of Lincolnton, and…

Obituaries — 11-28-14

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Adair Whisenhunt Cantwell October 5, 1934 – November 25, 2014 Adair Cantwell, age 80, died on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. The daughter of Dr. Eph and Edith Whisenhunt, she was born in Winston-Salem on October 5, 1934. Grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Whisenhunt of Buchanan, Ga. And Dr. and…

Business Spotlight: Homesteads Grill and Taphouse

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For Byron Sackett, Homesteads Grill and Taphouse is not only a restaurant, but a tribute to his family roots in North Carolina and Florida. The restaurant, co-owned by Sackett and his wife, Christy, opened in March, 2013 in Lincolnton. “The hurricane in our logo is Hurricane…

Win or go home

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Mustangs, Wolves clash tonight RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Either East Lincoln or Lincolnton will play for a regional title next week. Tonight will determine which moves on, and which goes home. The top-seeded Mustangs (13-0) and fifth-seeded Wolves (11-2) will play each other at 7:30 in Denver in a third…

Players want rematch; Coaches? Not so much

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Coaches and players love a good rivalry game. But in this case, it’s the players who want a rematch, not the coaches. East Lincoln hosts Lincolnton at 7:30 tonight in the third round of the NCHSAA state 2AA playoffs, which will be the second time this…

Mustangs, Wolves a match made in Heaven for a sports writer

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Mike Byus and Scott Cloninger may not want to see each other again, but I sure do. Tonight will be, by far, the biggest high school football game I’ve covered in terms of what’s at stake for local teams who are playing each other. I’ve covered…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — No motivation needed

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Mustangs, Wolves ‘excited’ to meet RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor When the NCHSAA released the brackets for this year’s state football playoffs, it didn’t take long to notice a possible Lincolnton-East Lincoln matchup in the third round. It’s happening on Friday. The fifth-seeded Wolves (11-2) and the top-seeded Mustangs (13-0) will…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Last-second shot keeps WL boys from first win

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln’s boys basketball team was seconds away from its first win of the season, but Chase Crump had other ideas. Crump hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 2 seconds to play to lift Valdese Draughn to a 68-66 win over the visiting Rebels on Tuesday. Crump scored nine…

UPCOMING GAMES — 11/26/14

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Today No games scheduled Thursday, Nov. 27 No games scheduled Friday, Nov. 28 Varsity football NCHSAA third round: Lincolnton at E. Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 No games scheduled Sunday, Nov. 30 No games scheduled…

DSS: Crisis funding may not last through winter

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer With temperatures plummeting so early into the winter season, officials at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services are concerned that federal funding for low-income residents will not meet the county’s needs. At a recent Lincoln County Department of Social Services’ board meeting, DSS director Susan…