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Valentine becoming an offensive force for EL

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Damarius Valentine made his mark last season as a shutdown defensive back for East Lincoln. This season, he’s making defensive backs pay. Valentine, a senior who rarely comes off the field, is having an explosive season at wide receiver this year for the undefeated…

BOYS SOCCER — EL comes up short against N-C

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Bad luck cost East Lincoln in its upset bid of second-ranked Newton-Conover. The Red Devils capitalized on their chances while the Mustangs didn’t, and Newton-Conover held on for a 2-0 win on Wednesday to stay unbeaten in league play. Newton-Conover (14-1, 8-0 Southern District…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Rebels clinch girls tennis playoff berth

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln’s girls tennis team is going to the state playoffs. The Rebels defeated Bandys 7-2 on Thursday and Lincolnton 6-3 on Wednesday, and clinched the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference’s No. 2 dual-team state playoff seed, which begins Oct. 14. The Rebels (11-2, 6-1) wrapped up…

Sports Calendar — 10/3/14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Today Varsity football Lincolnton at E. Lincoln,…

Criminal Charges 10-3-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Gina Marie Trinidad, 34, of 1419 Branton Dive in Iron Station was charged September 30 with one count of failure to appear. A $500 secured bond was set. Tony McGale Henderson, 48, of 242 Hilltop Road in Lincolnton was charged September…

Division of Workforce Solutions Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with DWS to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call DWS, Lincolnton, (704) 735-8035, or come to the Lincoln County JobLink Career Center/DWS,…

Hesed House hosts cycling fundraiser

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Organizers of the Assault on Hog Hill benefit ride are hoping that cyclists from around the region will come out in droves. The ride is the main fundraiser for Hesed House of Hope, the county’s only homeless shelter. Hesed House began in 2008 and was mostly…

LPD buys body cameras for officers

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincolnton Police Department officials said they have taken proactive measures in the fight against crime and the pursuit of transparent law enforcement by purchasing 10 body cameras. Manufactured by Taser International, the lightweight cameras are designed to clip onto sunglasses, a band around the back of…

Shotgun stolen in 1987 recovered by deputies

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Staff report A shotgun that was stolen from an eastern Lincoln County home in 1987 has been recovered and was returned to its owner on Sept. 30. The theft of the firearm was investigated by then-rookie deputy David Carpenter, who is now sheriff of Lincoln County. The shotgun was located…

Film about toxic water, featuring House candidate, to be screened

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Democrat Tate MacQueen featured in film about polluted water table in Buncombe ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For the past several years, residents of one Buncombe County community have been fighting for a vital necessity that is often taken for granted: clean drinking water. “My Toxic Backyard,” a documentary by Emmy…