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Mustangs fall to Mooresville in first round of E. Lincoln Winter Jam Tourney 72-54

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer DENVER — The first round of the East Lincoln Winter Jam Tournament Thursday resulted in a nearly 20-point loss for the Mustangs, who suffered a 72-54 defeat after battling the Mooresville Blue Devils. East Lincoln won the jump ball in the match’s opening seconds with freshman…

Results — 12/28/12

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Boys basketball The Bandys Trojans made a last-second shot to take a 46-44 win over the North Lincoln Knights in the first round of the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash at Lincolnton High School on Thursday. North Lincoln’s Terrel McClain scored a game-high 16 points with a steal and an assist.…

Schedules — 12/28/12

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Peoples Bank Holiday Clash West Lincoln girls play North Lincoln at 3:30 p.m. today. West Lincoln boys play North Lincoln at 5 p.m. today. Lincolnton girls play Bandys at 6:30 p.m. today. Lincolnton boys play Bandys at 8 p.m. today. East Lincoln Winter Jam East Lincoln girls play Mooresville at…

Record year for drug money seizures

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   It’s been a whirlwind year for the aggressive Lincoln County Sheriff’s Narcotics Division, which not only rounded up nearly 140 area drug dealers from three operations, but also seized an unprecedented amount of cash in the process, investigators told the Times-News earlier this month.…

Crash wrecks Vale power pole

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services transported a Vale man to a Cleveland County hospital Wednesday afternoon after West Lincoln Rescue Squad workers said he crashed into a power pole along N.C. 27 West, breaking it in half. The single-vehicle incident occurred around 2…

Untreated sewage spill prompts public warning in Denver

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A roughly 5,000-gallon spill of untreated sewage and wastewater occurred Thursday afternoon in the eastern portion of the county following what appeared to be a lightning strike at a pump station. After the sewage started to flow toward a Lake Norman cove near the…

Rep. Saine to chair IT subcommittee in N.C. House

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s state representative will enter the next session of the General Assembly in a new leadership position. N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, recently announced his appointments to chair various subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee, with N.C. Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, to…

Cooperative Extension seeks to get word out on available scholarships

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   “There are a reasonable number of small local scholarships available, and we want to make sure students are aware of them,” Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Director Kevin Starr told the Times-News last week. As area students head back to class in the new year,…

Obituaries 12-28-12

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Lucille Hedrick Mrs. Mary Lucille Miller Hedrick, 93, of Sharon School Road, Statesville, entered the arms of the Lord on Saturday morning, December 22, 2012 at Catawba County Hospice House, Newton, surrounded by her loving family. Lucille was born on October 30, 1919 in Iredell County and was the daughter…

Warning issued after untreated sewage spill in Denver

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer A roughly 5,000-gallon spill of untreated sewage and wastewater occurred Thursday afternoon in the eastern portion of the county following what appeared to be a lightning strike at a pump station. After the sewage started to flow toward a Lake Norman cove near the 4400 block of Burton…