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Duo nabbed for meth in buy-bust op

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Staff report A buy/bust operation that was executed Monday by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators led to the arrests of two men the following morning. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, an undercover officer infiltrated an organization where Timothy Teen Gaddy was allegedly selling methamphetamine near…

Giving thanks for local veterans

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Rick Ramseur honored as county’s Man of the Year

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County has a new Man of the Year. Dr. Steve Austin announced Richard “Rick” Ramseur as the 2014 Lincoln County “Man of the Year” at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Nov. 20. “The Man of the Year is a devoted friend…

An Affection for Confection: Bavarian bakery opens doors

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The pretzel’s lineage can be traced to Germany. While the tasty, salted bread can be found in shopping malls and fairs across America, there is nothing in this world quite like the traditional Bavarian pretzel. Nobody knows this better than Sven Frischen-Nocher, 46, of Lincolnton, and…

Obituaries — 11-28-14

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Adair Whisenhunt Cantwell October 5, 1934 – November 25, 2014 Adair Cantwell, age 80, died on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. The daughter of Dr. Eph and Edith Whisenhunt, she was born in Winston-Salem on October 5, 1934. Grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Whisenhunt of Buchanan, Ga. And Dr. and…

Business Spotlight: Homesteads Grill and Taphouse

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For Byron Sackett, Homesteads Grill and Taphouse is not only a restaurant, but a tribute to his family roots in North Carolina and Florida. The restaurant, co-owned by Sackett and his wife, Christy, opened in March, 2013 in Lincolnton. “The hurricane in our logo is Hurricane…

Win or go home

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Mustangs, Wolves clash tonight RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Either East Lincoln or Lincolnton will play for a regional title next week. Tonight will determine which moves on, and which goes home. The top-seeded Mustangs (13-0) and fifth-seeded Wolves (11-2) will play each other at 7:30 in Denver in a third…

Players want rematch; Coaches? Not so much

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Coaches and players love a good rivalry game. But in this case, it’s the players who want a rematch, not the coaches. East Lincoln hosts Lincolnton at 7:30 tonight in the third round of the NCHSAA state 2AA playoffs, which will be the second time this…

Mustangs, Wolves a match made in Heaven for a sports writer

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Mike Byus and Scott Cloninger may not want to see each other again, but I sure do. Tonight will be, by far, the biggest high school football game I’ve covered in terms of what’s at stake for local teams who are playing each other. I’ve covered…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — No motivation needed

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Mustangs, Wolves ‘excited’ to meet RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor When the NCHSAA released the brackets for this year’s state football playoffs, it didn’t take long to notice a possible Lincolnton-East Lincoln matchup in the third round. It’s happening on Friday. The fifth-seeded Wolves (11-2) and the top-seeded Mustangs (13-0) will…