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Sheriff’s Office: Lincolnton man, 40, sexually assaulted 13-year-old girls

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  Jesus Moreno   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A 40-year-old Lincolnton man is accused of sexually assaulting two teen girls last year, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies charged Jesus Martinez Moreno, of 2546 Teague St. in Lincolnton, on Thursday and placed him under an $80,000 secured…

Makin’ history

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  Rebels down East Lincoln, Bandys for WL’s first softball tourney title By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor West Lincoln’s softball team had never played in a conference tournament championship, much less won one. That all changed on Thursday. Karsen Leonhardt and Raeven McCrodden each went 3-for-3 and drove in two…

Eagles, Wolves get shots at golf titles

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor It’s been a while since Lincolnton’s boys golf team last played for a state championship, and Lincoln Charter has yet to enjoy the experience. Both get to on Monday. The Wolves finished third in the 2A West regionals to return to the 36-hole, two-day state…

Mustangs down Wolves in Leith’s final match

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor It wasn’t the storybook ending to a girls soccer coaching tenure that Ian Leith hoped for, but he got the effort he wanted and will take it. Jason Dragoon didn’t see the effort and passion he’s used to seeing out of his East Lincoln squad,…

Lincoln Charter baseball, softball teams advance to SP1A tourney title games

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s baseball team gets another shot at Cherryville. The host Eagles plated eight runs in the first inning on their way to a 17-2 romp over Bessemer City in five innings in the semifinals of the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference tournament on Thursday. Third-seeded Lincoln Charter (16-6)…

Calendar — 5-9-14

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Upcoming games Today Baseball SP1A tournament finals: Lincoln Charter at Cherryville, 7 p.m. Softball SP1A tournament finals: Cherryville at Lincoln Charter, 5:45 Girls soccer E. Lincoln vs. Newton-Conover at Bunker Hill, 7 p.m. Lincoln Charter at Comm. Davidson Track and field NCHSAA 1A championships at N.C. A&T Saturday, May 10…

Around Town — 5-9-14

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FRIDAY Apron workshop cancelled A Memory Apron Workshop scheduled for today at the Lincoln County Senior Center has been cancelled. A special reception for those involved with the project will take place instead starting 10 a.m. at 514 S. Academy St. on the Gaston College-Lincoln campus in Lincolnton. Fish/chicken fry…

Obituaries 5-9-14

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  Aaron James ‘Big A’ Mosteller Aaron James “Big A” Mosteller, age 93, of Lincolnton, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Brian Center. His funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Ingle and Rev.…

Students see law enforcement up close

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    K-9 units, specialized vehicles a hit with county second-graders   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   With police dogs, a bomb squad and SWAT gadgets and rows of patrol vehicles, the 23rd Annual Lincolnton-Lincoln County Adopt-A-Cop picnic for county second-graders proved successful this week in sparking elementary students’ interests…

Carmen Sumner: The Voice of the City

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER   Staff Writer   Known to many as the “Voice of the City,” receptionist Carmen Sumner is City Hall’s go-to person for all of Lincolnton’s government related inquiries. “I have phone calls with people all the time who have questions and don’t know who to call,”…