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Newly elected board members discuss plans

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   With thoughts of transparency, new ideas and keeping the focus on area children, three members-elect will be sworn in to the Lincoln County Board of Education next month. Cathy Davis, Tony Jenkins and Mark Mullen will replace Tommy Houser, George Dellinger and Kelly Childers.…

Company honored by Gov. Perdue

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Gov. Bev Perdue announced this month the 2012 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Workforce Development, with one local business among the recipients. Lincolnton Furniture Company was on the list of those businesses recognized for their accomplishments and contributions in helping North Carolina achieve its…

School Board to vote on keeping year at 180 days

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   After hearing of no evidence linking more school days to higher student performance, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Matt Stover recommended to the Lincoln County Board of Education Policy committee, that it maintain the 180-day calendar for the 2013-2014 school year. The School Board…

Mustangs survive battle with Starmount, 37-24

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KEN BRADLEY Special to LTN DENVER — East Lincoln coach Mike Byus prefers avoiding close calls, but also recognizes the benefit of being tested from start to finish. On Friday night in the second round of the 2A state playoffs, the Mustangs were challenged for the first time in nearly…

Bulldogs hammer Wolves 55-14

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Brockett runs for 345 yards, four touchdowns for Bulldogs MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor THOMASVILLE — Lincolnton freshman Jordon Easter squeezed through the Thomasville defensive line for a touchdown with three minutes left in the first quarter of Friday’s second-round playoff game against the Bulldogs to tie the game at 7-7.…

Criminal charges — 11-12-12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Christopher Antonio Bynum, 27, of 4654 N.C. 73 in Iron Station was charged Nov. 5 with one count of probation violation. A $30,000 bond was set. Andra Lamont Watson, 29, of 659 Springs East Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 5…

Around Town — 11-12-12

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MONDAY Blood drive Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, 1402 E. Gaston St. in Lincolnton. Coalition of Churches The Coalition Of Churches will 7 p.m. at Oaklawn School in Lincolnton. Topics for discussion will…

Worst system (except for all the rest)

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor We Americans went to the polls in large numbers over the last few weeks to have our say about who should run our counties, schools, courts, states and nation. The results were pretty mixed, regardless of which candidates you backed. Lincoln County and North Carolina generally…

Lincolnton soccer falls in playoffs

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves fell to the Newton-Conover Red Devils 3-1 in the third round of the 2A soccer playoffs on Wednesday. The Wolves were anxious to win and advance to the fourth round of the playoffs, an honor they’ve already achieved twice in school…

Local football teams play second-round games today

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Lincolnton, E. Lincoln face opponents from last year’s playoffs MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor Game of the Week: Starmount Rams (10-1, 7-1 MVC) at East Lincoln Mustangs (12-0, 7-0 SPC) The Starmount Rams travel to East Lincoln today for a rematch of last year’s first-round battle in which the Mustangs fell…