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Around Town — 11-22-13

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FRIDAY Stew fundraiser Eastwind United Pentecostal Church, 3617 E. N.C. 27 in Iron Station, will host its 1st Annual Brunswick Stew fundraiser 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $7 per quart. To place an order, call (704) 740-7435. Art event The Lincoln Cultural Center in Lincolnton will host the…

Obituaries — 11-22-13

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John C. Nicol IRON STATION — Mr. John C. Nicol, age 80, of Iron Station, died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at CMC-Lincoln. Born in Atlanta, Ga. September 15, 1933, he was the son of the late Cargill Nicol and Nora Brinckman Nicol.  John was employed in the Mortgage Banking Industry…

Wolves have tough test at Carver

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Winston-Salem Carver has two characteristics that make a high school football team successful: Speed and size. Lincolnton knows it, but is ready for the task at hand. The top-seeded Yellow Jackets (11-1) host the ninth-seeded Wolves (8-4) at 7:30 tonight in a NCHSAA state 2A…

Different day

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EL not expecting blowout vs. Devils By RYAN HERMAN Sport Editor DENVER –– The first time Maiden and East Lincoln met on the gridiron this year the highly-anticipated conference matchup turned into a rout. The Mustangs aren’t expecting the same to happen again. Third-seeded East Lincoln (8-4) hosts the sixth-seeded Blue…

Round 2 playoff picks

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By RYAN HERMAN Sport Editor And then there were two. East Lincoln and Lincolnton are the only two Lincoln County high school football teams still standing after the first round of the state playoffs, and both have difficult tasks in front on them heading into the second round. The Mustangs…

EL’s Wilson signs with North Greenville

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Taylor Wilson has always wanted to attend a faith-based college and pursue a career in the medical field. Her talents on the softball diamond are making those things happen. Wilson, a catcher and infielder at East Lincoln, signed her National Letter of Intent…

Calendar — 11/22/13

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin at 5 p.m. with the JV boys: Today Varsity football NCHSAA 2AA playoffs, second round: Maiden at E. Lincoln, 7:30 p.m.…

Fire claims Vale house

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Firefighters from three counties battled a residential blaze for more than three hours Wednesday night near the Lincoln-Catawba line, Catawba County fire officials said. A resident of 9279 Willis Road in Vale called the Catawba County Communications Center just after 10 p.m., Catawba…

Deputies: Nearly half of suspects in drug operation remain at-large

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is looking for nearly 20 suspects still at-large in the agency’s sixth drug operation since 2011. Operation “Top 40” commenced Wednesday after a 6 a.m. briefing, headed by Narcotics Lieutenant Jason Reid. He and fellow drug officers carried out a six-month…

Rough opener

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Knights steamrolled by Bandys By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– North Lincoln’s girls basketball team lost an important piece when Ace Easter transferred to Bandys last month. But even Easter couldn’t have helped her old team against her new one. The former North Lincoln standout was one of…