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Life lessons from Lance

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor There are two titles many athletes and coaches eventually add to their professional resume — cheater and, subsequently, liar. The temptation to cheat in sports, and then lie about it, while making millions upon millions of dollars as a professional or enjoying collegiate or even high…

Schedules — 1/18/13

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Basketball Lincolnton hosts West Lincoln today. East Lincoln hosts North Lincoln today. Wrestling East Lincoln hosts North Lincoln at 6 p.m. today. Lincolnton hosts West Lincoln at 7 p.m. today. Swimming North Lincoln travels to Lenoir-Rhyne University at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.…

Around Town — 1/18/13

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SATURDAY Church event Middle Cross Baptist Church, 3474 Crouse School Rd. in Crouse, will host a merchandising event starting 8 a.m. with pillows, blankets, makeup, hair care, pet supplies and more. Church concert “One Voice Trio” from Hickory will perform 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062…

Obituaries 1-18-13

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  John Hill Fitzgerald III John Hill Fitzgerald III of Zebulon, Ga. died Monday, January 14, 2013 at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale, Ga. following surgical complications. He was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Fitzgerald Jr. of Lincolnton. Johnny was a member of the Lincolnton…

Denver man charged with distributing child pornography online

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations that a Denver man distributed at least two images of child pornography over the Internet this fall, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies and SBI officials have charged Edward Arthur Peck, 47, of 1753…

Pie day celebration

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Members of the Extension and Community Association (ECA), a group of volunteers for the N.C. Cooperative Extension, are gearing up for National Pie Day, to be observed this Wednesday. This marks the first year the celebration will be held on the same day locally…

Houser to lead state conservation district group

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Tommy Houser of Vale was recently named the president of the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The former Lincoln County Board of Education member and current chair of the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District Board was officially sworn in…

Ramos sets school records

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N. Lincoln senior sets career records for steals, assists MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor Every good team has a tenacious, selfless player who, oftentimes lingering in the periphery, isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty when it’s necessary. North Lincoln senior Christian Ramos, a guard on the Knights’ boys varsity basketball…

Sports Briefs — 1/16/13

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Youth soccer The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation is accepting soccer registration for the 2013 Youth Spring Soccer League. Registration for the league will be held at the William Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Players can also register on January 26…

Results — 1/16/13

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Boys basketball Lincoln Charter beat Carolina Christian 62-30 on Monday. Andrew Howard scored 22 points with nine rebounds and five blocks. Nathaniel Scoggins added 11 points. Girls basketball Carolina Christian beat Lincoln Charter 45-25 on Monday. Caitlin Miller scored a team-high 13 points for Lincoln Charter. Lincolnton’s junior varsity team…