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Obama wins

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    Romney wins Lincoln Co. easily, state more narrowly Staff and wire reports President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory,…

Election results in contested races

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  Note: All results are considered unofficial until local and state election boards canvass in a few days. Small changes in numbers are likely. Typically only the closest races are subject to any challenge, recount or change in result. U.S. PRESIDENT (as of 3 a.m.) National vote Popular Electoral *Obama…

Election results to shake up School Board

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    Republicans claim wins in 3 of 4 seats Lincoln Times-News staff Lincoln County residents went with Republican candidates in three of four Board of Education races on Tuesday’s ballot. In District 1, Cathy Davis finished ahead of board member Tommy Houser and Nolan Nance. Mark Mullen defeated former…

Faithful gather for post-election communion

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   “Politics and church have no business being one in the same,” Lincolnton resident Darrell Devine told the Times-News Tuesday night. Devine was one of several attendants at the “Election Day Communion” event at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Lincolnton. The…

McCrory defeats Dalton, with boost from Lincoln County

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      Staff and wire reports   RALEIGH — Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory was elected North Carolina’s first Republican governor in 20 years on Tuesday, meaning the GOP will control both the executive and legislative branches of government for the first time in more than a century. The…

Curtis defeats Bulla for N.C. Senate

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  Lincoln Times-News staff   Dr. David Curtis, a Denver optometrist, defeated Democrat Ross Bulla of Denver in a bid for the N.C. Senate, winning Lincoln County and the district by a comfortable margin. Curtis, told fellow Republicans that he was glad the race was over, saying he looks forward…

Judge Shuford fends off Radeker’s challenge

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  Lincoln Times-News Staff   District Court Judge Meredith Shuford of Lincolnton easily defeated a challenge from fellow Democrat and former Assistant District Attorney Gwynn Radeker of Shelby on Tuesday. Radeker talked with the Times-News late Tuesday and congratulated his opponent. “She ran a good campaign and deserved to win,”…

Freshman QB Easter leading the Wolves’ run in the playoffs

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The Lincolnton football coaching staff knew it had a young team on its hands before it played a single down this year. But they didn’t know just how young until the third week of the season, when the Wolves opened Southern Piedmont Conference play at Lake…

Lincoln County stat leaders: Week 12

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Rushing (Team): Lincolnton, 54-278 yards Rushing (Individual): Daniel Davila (WL) 33-132 yards, touchdown Passing: Garrett Young (EL) 23-29-0 322 yards, five touchdowns Receiving: Chaz Surratt (EL) 8-128 yards, two touchdowns Points For: East Lincoln, 49 Points Allowed: East Lincoln, 0…

Players of the Week: Week 12

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Lincolnton Wolves Offense: Junior running back Justice Whitesides ran for 104 yards on 24 carries in Lincolnton’s win over Wilkes Central. Defense: Freshman linebacker Ty Smith picked off a Wilkes Central pass and returned it 32 yards to the Eagles’ 3-yard line. The return was called back to the 35-yard…