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Sophomores McGinnis, Petrie lead young Knights into conference play By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– North Lincoln has one senior in its starting lineup and two on its boys basketball team. Two of the starting five are sophomores. Yes, the Knights are young. But they aren’t playing like…

Sullivan named Area IV Player of the Year

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Danny Sullivan’s monster summer with Lincoln County Post 455 has gone down in history. Sullivan, the Cardinals’ best hitter during their run to the state tournament, was selected as the Area IV Player of the Year by the American Legion Department of North Carolina’s Hall…

Maiden sweeps SD-7 opener with WL

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Anthony Miller’s 16 points led four Maiden players in double figures as the host Blue Devils rallied in the second half to down West Lincoln 65-58 Thursday in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference opener for both teams. Jon Heffelfinger added 15 points and Kolby Danner and…

Calendar — 12/13/13

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity girls, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin with the JV boys at 5 p.m.: Today Basketball S. Iredell at N. Lincoln W. Lincoln at Cherryville Saturday, Dec.…

Troopers: Vehicle struck and killed Denver man riding on lawn mower

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Troopers are investigating a wreck that occurred on the county’s eastern end Wednesday afternoon in which a vehicle struck and killed a man on a lawn mower. The incident took place around 2:30 p.m. on Forney Hill Road in Denver, troopers said. Further details on the wreck were not…

Around Town — 12-11-13

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TODAY Iron Station seniors The Iron Station Senior Citizens will meet 12 p.m. at Ironton Presbyterian Church. Coalition award nominations Lincoln County Coaliton of Churches is looking for nominations from the public regarding the Spirit of King Award for the group’s MLK Day in January. Anyone can nominate a pastor,…

Lincoln included in fire ant quarantine

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Staff report Lincoln County and parts of Catawba County will soon be under state quarantine rules for the imported fire ant as part of a continuing effort to monitor the spread of the insect and address control measures. According to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the quarantine…

Hearing to be held on self-storage expansion

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Staff report Lincoln County’s Planning and Inspections Department will host a community involvement meeting Thursday night regarding a couple’s request to expand their self-storage facility. Danielle and Steven Maggs are requesting the rezoning of 0.73 acre from a neighborhood business to a conditional zoning general industrial to permit the expansion.…

Obituaries — 12-11-13

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Ula E. Gantt Ula “Udie” Folger Eller Gantt, 64, of Conover died December 8, 2013. A memorial service will be held December 12, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church Chapel in Conover. The family will receive friends on December 12, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. at…

Henderson ~ Stubblefield Engagement

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Michael and Janine Henderson of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillaree Alesia Henderson of Lincolnton to William Christopher Stubblefield of Crouse. Hillaree is a 2008 graduate of West Lincoln High School, received CNA through Gaston College and currently works at Lakeshore Pediatric Center in Denver. Christopher is the…