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Around Town — 4-1-13

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MONDAY Cancer fundraiser East Lincoln Relay for Life team Betting on a Cure will hold a fundraiser “Cooking for Cure” 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Westlake Restaurant, 1235 N.C. 16 Business in Denver. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. Commissioners meeting Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet…

NLHS students raise funds for DECA convention trip

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Rebels down Lake Norman Charter

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Chapman earns 250th career victory in SPC win MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor The West Lincoln Rebels beat the Lake Norman Charter Knights 2-1 on Friday to maintain a one-game lead over East Lincoln in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference standings. The win also marked a milestone in the coaching career…

Young signs with Mars Hill

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East Lincoln senior Garrett Young has signed a letter of intent to play football at the collegiate level at Mars Hill College. Young led East Lincoln to the first undefeated season in school history and a 2A state championship. He threw for 3,751 yards and 47 touchdowns on 226 completions…

Schedules — 4/1/13

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Baseball East Lincoln faces Burns at 7 p.m. today at the Shelby Easter Tournament. West Lincoln faces Shelby at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby Easter Tournament. North Lincoln faces Highland Tech at 5 p.m. today at Lincolnton. Softball North Lincoln faces Hibriten at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cherryville. West…

Obituaries 3-29-13

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  Betty Houston Smith Betty Lou Houston Smith, 65, of Conover died March 28, 2013. A memorial service will be March 30, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel, Newton. The family will receive friends March 30, 2013 from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Burke Mortuary, Newton. Burke…

Police nab drug suspects

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   While roads were empty and most residents remained nestled in their beds Thursday morning, Lincolnton Police prowled throughout town rounding up nearly 30 suspects accused of more than 120 felony drug-related charges. Operation “Rock Bottom” commenced at 6 a.m. following an officer briefing…

Churches observe Good Friday, Easter

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    Editor’s note: Several of this weekend’s local Holy Week church services are listed here, rather than their usual place in Around Town. Non-religious events can be found in Around Town on page 4A. FRIDAY Long Shoals Wesleyan and Long Shoals Baptist Churches will sponsor a Good Friday service…

Church fundraiser lifts spirits

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    Asbury UMC makes Cross-Eyed with Love a year-round affair   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “It’s our symbol, and Christianity is supposed to be joyful,” Beverly Parker-Reese, youth minister at Asbury United Methodist Church in Lincolnton, told the Times-News Monday about the Christian Cross — the focus of…

Traffic stop leads to cocaine seizure by LCSO deputies

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies said they busted cocaine traffickers during a traffic stop Tuesday night on N.C. 16 in Denver, resulting in a find of nearly 500 grams of the illegal substance, making it the county’s third largest seizure of its kind…