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EL breezes through second round

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Mustangs advance to third round of playoffs with 74-43 win Staff report The East Lincoln Mustangs boys varsity basketball team took a 74-43 win over the Mountain Heritage Cougars in the second round of the 2A state playoffs on Wednesday in Denver. The No. 4 Mustangs advance to the third-round…

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Sports Briefs — 3/1/13

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Boys basketball East Lincoln travels to Smoky Mountain at 7 p.m. today. Baseball Lincolnton travels to East Burke at 4:30 p.m. today. East Lincoln travels to Bandys at 4:30 p.m. today. West Lincoln travels to Maiden at 6:30 p.m. today. Softball Lincolnton hosts Bunker Hill at 4 p.m. today. West…

Results — 3/1/13

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Baseball West Lincoln defeated North Gaston 4-3 on Thursday. South Point beat East Lincoln 7-1 on Thursday. Maiden defeated Lincolnton 13-1 on Thursday. Boys tennis Lincolnton beat Kings Mountain 5-4 on Wednesday. Ethan Miller, Tim Stilwell, Andrew Cromer and D.J. Poston took individual wins. The doubles team of Miller and…

Denver man charged with growing marijuana

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Following three months of surveillance at a Denver man’s residence, narcotics investigators and fellow patrol deputies locked up an alleged drug offender Wednesday night for using his home to grow nearly 20 marijuana plants, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Raymond William Taylor, 66, of 5230…

Deputies: Mom robbed 5 pharmacies

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An eastern Lincoln County mother and daughter were arrested after sheriff’s detectives said the mother robbed at least five pharmacies in three different counties, and her daughter, who was not involved in any of those incidents, happened to be in the same vehicle Monday night. Local…

Duke plans shoreline inspections

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Duke Energy Carolinas announced last week that it will soon begin inspections of piers and other structures located along the western shoreline of Lake Norman in Lincoln County. With inspections and renovations already completed in Iredell and Mecklenburg counties, the next phase, to start in early…

After the fire

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Glen Oaks owners plan to rebuild; probe ongoing JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Fire Officials said they have not ruled out arson yet as the cause of a blaze Sunday morning that destroyed the Glen Oaks Golf Club’s clubhouse in Maiden. “We haven’t ruled anything out at this point,” Catawba County…

Board of Education conducts closed session

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor The purpose of Tuesday’s special called meeting of the Lincoln County Board of Education has been clarified by the board’s attorney, but other details remain unknown because the entire meeting was conducted in closed session. Although the session comes on the heels of Director of Facilities…

Man killed after being caught in saw identified

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has released the name and cause of death of a man accidentally killed while working Saturday morning at a cabinet-manufacturing plant on the county’s northern end. Marendonio Francisco Viruel Lopez, 35, of 1007 Grazing Meadows Ct. in Lincolnton, suffered traumatic injuries…