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Big second half lifts Knights over Rebels

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor VALE — The North Lincoln Knights boys varsity basketball team knocked off the top team and the bottom team in the Southern Piedmont Conference in the span of less than a week. The Knights took a 55-52 win over the first-place Bessemer City Yellow Jackets on…

Easter, NL girls beat West Lincoln 74-54

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor VALE — When the North Lincoln Lady Knights varsity basketball team needs points on the scoreboard, they don’t have to look beyond their “Ace.” Junior guard Antaijah “Ace” Easter scored 34 points with four rebounds, four assists and four steals in North Lincoln’s 74-54 Southern Piedmont…

Cooperative Extension plant sale under way

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  LTN Staff Reports   The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension’s annual plant sale is under way, offering a variety of muscadine and blueberry plants for the picking. “Muscadines are the best type of grape for our area,” said County Extension Director Kevin Starr. “The vines will be 2 years old…

Results — 1-14-13

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Boys basketball Lincoln Charter defeated Queens Grant 77-72 in double overtime on Friday. Christian Hilty scored 27 points with four steals for Lincoln Charter. Andrew Howard added 20 points and 16 rebounds. Miles Boone scored 16 points with six rebounds. Girls basketball Queens Grant defeated Lincoln Charter 44-38 on Friday.…

Sheriff’s Office selects Officers of Year

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were chosen by their peers and supervisors to receive the agency’s second annual Officers of the Year awards last month. Each man displayed “over-the-top” performances throughout his daily duties in 2012, the Sheriff’s Office said. “It’s a…

No rush to build more schools

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  Commissioners, School Board talk jointly about facilities, savings, security FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor Even if residential development picks up after several years of stagnation, there shouldn’t be any need to build additional schools for some time, county officials advised school officials during a joint meeting Thursday night between the…

Hospital imposes restrictions as flu outbreak spreads

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Carolinas HealthCare System announced a tighter visitation policy this week in light of an increased number of flu cases in the region. All of its Greater Charlotte area in-patient hospitals, including CMC-Lincoln, are affected. As of yesterday, the hospital system is restricting visitors under…

City to do own recycling

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  Council splits on contract extension for city manager SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Beginning next month, Lincolnton solid-waste personnel will assume responsibility for picking up the city’s recyclables, a service previously contracted out to GDS for $150,000 annually. The Lincolnton City Council, which first discussed the change last spring, was…

Giving blood

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Another suspect in Cherryville case takes federal plea bargain

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A fifth person has pleaded guilty in federal court this month to conspiracy to transport or receive stolen property in connection with an undercover FBI operation focused on Cherryville in 2011 that involved six total men, three of whom were cops. John Ashley Hendricks,…