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Wolves open season ranked 12th

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E. Lincoln looks to put ’12 behind it By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Heading into Monday’s season opener Lincolnton High’s boys soccer team is in a familiar position –– being ranked. The Wolves, who open the season at home against North Gaston at 6 p.m. on Monday, are ranked 12th…

Around Town — 8-16-13

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TODAY Soccer registration Fall soccer registration is currently taking place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 27 at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. Volunteer coaches are needed. For more information or additional registration times, call (704) 735-2671. Yard sale Amity Baptist Church,…

Hard-hitting Knights

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Obituaries — 8-16-13

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Robert Carol Wehunt Robert Carol Wehunt, age 82, of 801 E. Hoke Street in Lincolnton, died on Friday, August 16, 2013. His funeral service will be 1 p.m. today at Hulls Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Marcus Redding officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive…

Wilson adds 2 tackles

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LHS alum now has 6 for Chicago Bears Lincoln Times-News C.J. Wilson continues to make his case that he belongs on Chicago’s regular-season roster. The 2008 Lincolnton High graduate had a pair of tackles in the Bears’ 33-28 win over San Diego at Soldier Field on Thursday night. Wilson, who…

Calendar — 8/16/13

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Upcoming games Note: Junior varsity start time for volleyball is typically 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. for boys soccer. Varsity contests will follow JVs, unless otherwise noted. Monday, Aug. 19 Volleyball W. Lincoln at Fred T. Foard Boys soccer E. Lincoln at Southlake Christian N. Gaston at Lincolnton, 6 p.m.…

Man jailed for Newton woman’s murder

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Caldwell County man remains in jail without bond after Catawba County deputies charged him with kidnapping and murdering his ex-girlfriend. Aaron Obdee Compton, 49, of Granite Falls, is accused of taking Tabitha Spake Heavner, 40, from her home on Rocky Ford Road in…

County to vote on new manager

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Board of Commissioners is expected to take an official vote on a new Lincoln County manager Monday night. Chairman Alex Patton announced last Friday that William (Tracy) Jackson, who currently serves as the assistant county manager for Iredell County, would likely be taking up…

Leaders debate city-county deal

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer It’s back to the drawing board for various contracts between the local city and county government. During a special-called meeting Thursday evening, the Lincolnton City Council voted 3-1 to send several contracts, the result of months of negotiations, back to committee. Councilman Devin Rhyne cast the…

Local man’s song makes it big

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  Lincolnton songwriter Bryan Ayers (left), pictured here with his brother and manager Philip, had his song “Always My Girl” recorded by singer Andy Walker. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A local man’s two-decade old song has traveled from a Lincolnton filing cabinet to London’s famous Abbey Road Studios — the…