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L-Town Xtreme 99 finishes 4th nationally in fastpitch WS

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The L-Town Xtreme 99 14-under youth softball team recently placed fourth out of 40 teams in the National Softball Association East World Series in Williamsburg, Va. The team played against teams from Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. The team is comprised of players from Lincolnton, Cherryville, Bessemer City,…

Schedule — 8/2/13

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Tryouts • LCS middle school sports: Lincoln Charter School’s middle school sports programs (boys soccer, volleyball, cross country) will begin practice Monday at its Denver campus. All participants must have a sports physical prior to practice. • LHS girls tennis: Lincolnton’s girls tennis team will hold its first practice Monday…

Around Town — 7-31-13

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TODAY School supply drive Stress Free Home Care in Stanley will collect back-to-school supplies for boys and girls ages 5-16 with Amy’s House in Lincolnton. The drive will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2000 N. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Items needed include book bags with no wheels, blunt…

Butler, Sailors Engagement

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Anton and Leslie Butler and Rick and Reneé Moody announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauryn Blake Butler of Lincolnton to Brian Cody Sailors of Lincolnton. Lauryn is a 2007 graduate of North Lincoln High School and a graduate of Gaston College. She is employed by DSS of Lincolnton. Brian…

Obituaries — 7-31-13

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Roger Calvin Burrell Roger Calvin Burrell passed away peacefully at Levine & Dickson Hospice House on Monday, July 29, 2013. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Warlick Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. with a remembrance service to follow in the chapel. He…

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High school football begins Thursday By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The high school football season is officially upon us. While teams have been holding voluntary workouts for the majority of the summer, teams in the NCHSAA membership –– which includes all four Lincoln County schools –– can hold their first…

Boger City all-stars reach world series

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The season for the Boger City Optimist all-stars began with frigid temperatures and snow flurries, and it’ll end in the hot, humid conditions of Louisiana –– at the world series. The Boger City 8-under all-star girls softball team will depart Lincoln County on Thursday and…

Schedule — 7/31/13

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NCHSAA Important upcoming dates Thursday Falls sports may officially begin practice Saturday, Aug. 10 First day football teams may hold scrimmages Monday, Aug. 19 First playing date for non-football fall sports Friday, Aug. 23 First playing day for football Tryouts • EL football: East Lincoln’s football team will open practice…

Stores ready for tax-free weekend

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Local stores are readying for what could be the state’s final tax-free weekend. Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law last week significant tax-reform measures that eliminate the annual tax holiday, during which school-related merchandise and items such as clothing and computers are exempt from sales…

Man airlifted after city motorcycle wreck

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincolnton police said a 25-year-old Maiden man was airlifted to a Charlotte hospital after crashing his motorcycle Monday afternoon along a city street. Emergency Medical Services flew Christopher Allen Cottrell to Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte following the incident, according to a police report. The…