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OUR VIEW — Domestic violence ends with the perpetrator

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The recent spate of domestic violence incidents allegedly perpetrated by NFL players has brought the issue once again into the national spotlight and has spurred a conversation that absolutely needed to happen. But, unfortunately, the narrative has been co-opted into an opportunity for pundits and politicians to rail against the…

United Way to host meeting about community issues

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Staff report United Way of Lincoln County will lead a community-wide meeting at the Lincolnton YMCA on Thursday, in an effort to collectively identify and address local community issues. “I invited all of the non-profit organizations, city police, county government officials, charities, etc. to attend,” United Way of Lincoln County…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Roseboro decommits from Michigan

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Darian Roseboro may not play for the maize and blue after all. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound four-star Lincolnton High recruit announced on Twitter shortly after 8 p.m. Monday that he has decommitted from the University of Michigan. Roseboro gave a public, verbal commitment to play defensive end…

VOLLEYBALL — ‘We just can’t win’

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NL falls again in NPC play RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — Things keep getting worse for North Lincoln’s volleyball team. The Knights couldn’t shake pesky Mooresville on Tuesday, which bounced back after blowing a big lead in the first set to beat North Lincoln 3-1 and hand it…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK — NL proves it can compete with larger schools

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor North Lincoln has proven it can hang with the big boys. Although they lost, the Knights dominated South Iredell on the road last week, and did so against a team with nearly twice as many students — and they’re in the same NCHSAA classification. The Vikings…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Wins by Rebels, Wolves set up tennis showdown

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton and West Lincoln will try to have their conference girls tennis showdown one more time. The Wolves are scheduled to host the Rebels at 4 p.m. today in a match that has been postponed three times due to rain. Originally scheduled for last Wednesday, the match was…

Sports Calendar — 10/1/14

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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 Boys soccer Newton-Conover at E. Lincoln,…

Iron Station man arrested for neglect of horse

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer An Iron Station man will make his first court appearance on Friday to answer to charges of animal cruelty. Paul Lynn Henderson, 49, of 5314 Amity Lane in Iron Station, was charged Sept. 20 with one count of cruelty to animals. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies…

Obituaries — 10-1-14

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William Mason Gates Sr. Mr. William Mason Gates Sr., age 81, of 2600 Southside Road in Lincolnton, died on Monday, September 29, 2014. His funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Bost officiating. Burial will follow in the Pisgah…

Delivering the mail can be dangerous

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Doug Ballard works for the Post Office, delivering mail every day. Two years ago he was performing his work as usual when the driver of a Camaro hit him from behind. Ballard said he was attempting to make a left turn when the Camaro decided to…