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Results — 12/3/12

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Basketball North Lincoln (3-0) defeated Maiden 55-28 on Friday. Terrell McClain led the Knights with 14 points and was 6-8 on field goals. West Lincoln (2-0) defeated Patton 59-55 on Friday. The Rebels overcame a 26-20 halftime deficit by outscoring Patton 28-12 in the fourth quarter. Brett Huff led West…

Schedules — 12/3/12

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Basketball North Lincoln travels to Bandys at 4 p.m. today. East Lincoln travels to Newton-Conover at 4 p.m. Tuesday. West Lincoln hosts Chase at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Wrestling West Lincoln hosts West Wilkes and East Gaston at 5 p.m. Tuesday.…

Mustangs topple Tarboro to take state football title

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Martin set to be sworn in as commissioner

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Cecelia Martin will be officially sworn in tonight to serve a four-year term on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. The Crouse Republican secured her seat with a victory in May’s primary, with no Democratic or unaffiliated challengers in the general election. She’s the third woman…

5 schools honored for positive behavior

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer Five Lincoln County elementary schools were recognized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for their participation and excellence in introducing positive behavior in their classrooms. Catawba Springs, Iron Station, Love Memorial, North Brook and S.R. Lowder elementary schools are among 383 schools chosen…

Missing teen found after answering her cell phone

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Nearly a week after a local teen’s family reported her missing from her Denver residence, Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives found her Friday morning in Gaston County, a Sheriff’s Office press release said. Deputies called Amanda Marie Atkins’ cell phone Friday morning and met up with her…

Lincoln girl playing lead role in Charlotte ‘Nutcracker’ ballet

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AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer After six years of playing a mouse, a Chinese dancer, a party girl and a variety of other roles, Denver resident Celeste Borman will star as the leading lady in the North Carolina Dance Theatre’s production of “Nutcracker,” opening this weekend. The 13-year-old will dance her…

Teen’s project to help area preemies

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer One Lincoln County teenager is fully embracing the spirit of giving this holiday season. Julianna Peres, who resides in Denver with her family, has taken to heart this notion and is using her own talents to help others. The ninth-grader at SouthLake Christian Academy in Huntersville…

On the way to the Cat Square parade

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A holiday parade that once started as a youth event for a local church more than three decades ago now attracts more than 8,000 people from various counties. The one-of-a-kind 38th annual Cat Square Parade, set for Dec. 8 this year in Vale, started in 1973…

Obituaries — 12-3-12

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Aubrey I. Brewer Aubrey I. Brewer 72, of Lincolnton passed away suddenly on November 27, 2012. He was born in Ripley, Tenn. on July 2, 1940, the son of Palmer and Margie Brewer. Aubrey lived most of his life in Machesney Park, Ill. He graduated from Harlem High School in 1958 and married…