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Future stars on the court

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Kiser Intermediate School in Lincolnton is the site of Optimist basketball competition every Saturday. ABOVE: Rhyne Financial’s Elijah Burnett dribbles the ball against First Federal on Saturday. BELOW: A player for Pharr’s Trim Shop handles the ball.…

Around Town — 2-27-13

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WEDNESDAY Revival Spirit Life Church of God, 1424 Wilma Sigmon Rd. in Lincolnton will host a revival with Rev. Roy Tucker 7 p.m. nightly through Friday. For more information, contact Pastor Gary Smith at (704) 735-1027. FRIDAY Coffee & Conversation The Downtown Development Association (DDA) of Lincolnton will host First…

Schedules — 2/27/13

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Boys playoff basketball East Lincoln hosts Mountain Heritage at 7 p.m. today. Girls playoff basketball Lincolnton hosts East Burke at 7 p.m. today. Baseball West Lincoln hosts North Gaston at 4:30 p.m. today. East Lincoln travels to Bandys at 4:30 p.m. today. Lincolnton travels to Maiden at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.…

Results — 2/27/13

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Industrial basketball Feb. 21: Ethan Allen 86, Actavis 66 Ethan Allen: Phil Robinson 33 points, Darren Wilson 27 points, Charles Royster 13 points Actavis: Travis Baines 26 points, Courtney Woodfaulk 12 points, Kyle Fields 9 points Feb. 21: Timken 65, Lee Boy 54 Timken: Robbie Nixon 20 points, Jeffrey Fowler…

Criminal charges — 2-27-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Richard Lee Mitchell, 35, of 3742 English Oak Dr. in Lincolnton was charged Feb. 22 with one count of probation violation. No bond was set. Scott Andy Norman, 27, of 1411 Forest Wehunt Rd. in Cherryville was charged Feb. 22 with…

East Lincoln set to present ‘Murder at the Red Rum Cafe’

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer East Lincoln High School will be presenting “Murder at the Red Rum Café” beginning Thursday. Performances, to continue through Friday and Saturday nights, will take place at 7 p.m. in the high school’s drama room. Tickets for the play cost $15 and must be purchased in…

Obituaries — 2-27-13

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William ‘Smokey’ Furr William ‘Smokey’ Furr, 92, of Lincolnton passed away on February 20, 2013. He was a Navy Veteran, Country music singer, song writer, beloved father and grandfather. His favorite past times were gardening, playing his guitar and singing. He was loved by all who met him, a hard…

Suspect in string of pharmacy robberies arrested

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An eastern Lincoln County mother and daughter were arrested after Sheriff’s detectives said the mother robbed at least five pharmacies in three different counties, and her daughter, who was not involved in any of the incidents, happened to be in the same vehicle Monday night. Local…

Obituaries 2-25-13

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Edmond Samuel Phillips Edmond Samuel Phillips, age 54, of 1663 Roseland Drive in Lincolnton, died on Friday, February 22, 2013. His funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.…

Pro-gun group rallies in Cherryville

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Groups of people gathered in Cherryville over the weekend, saying they wanted to fight peaceably for their Second Amendment right to bear arms and voice their disapproval with what they perceive as a push for stricter federal gun laws, including a ban on…