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Lady Rebels whip Patton

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Staff report The West Lincoln Lady Rebels varsity softball team had no trouble against Patton on Monday and took an 11-0 win in five innings. Karsen Leonhardt led West Lincoln at the plate with four hits in five at-bats with three runs scored and two RBIs. Leonhardt finished the game…

JV Lady Wolves mirror varsity’s success

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor While Lincolnton’s girls varsity basketball team was winning its first Southern Piedmont Conference championship in over a decade the junior varsity Lady Wolves were having a stellar season of their own. The junior varsity Lady Wolves finished the year with a 13-1 overall record and finished…

Schedules — 3/6/13

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Baseball East Lincoln travels to Forestview at 7 p.m. today. North Lincoln travels to Ashbrook at 4 p.m. Thursday. Lincolnton hosts Maiden at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Softball West Lincoln hosts Burns at 4:30 p.m. today. Lincolnton travels to Forestview at 4:30 p.m. today. East Lincoln hosts Forestview at 4:30 p.m.…

Sports Briefs — 3/6/13

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Youth basketball The Denver Nuggets basketball organization will be holding tryouts for all 8th-11th grade boys who are interested in playing spring/summer AAU basketball. Tryouts are Tuesday from 5-6:30 p.m. and Mar.14 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lucia Baptist Church in Stanley. For more information and to download a parents permission…

Results — 3/6/13

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Baseball West Lincoln defeated Hibriten 12-3 on Monday. Bunker Hill defeated North Lincoln 8-1 on Monday. Softball The Lincolnton Lady Wolves varsity softball team took a 10-1 win over Newton-Conover on Monday. Senior Sydney Devine took the win from the mound with eight strikeouts, three hits and five walks. Jessica…

Around Town — 3-6-13

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WEDNESDAY Last Man’s Club The Last Man’s Club will meet 11 a.m. at the Lincoln House restaurant in Lincolnton. Tools for Caregivers The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension will host a six-week long educational program called “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” starting 1-2:30 p.m. today at the James. W. Warren Citizens Center…

N.C. Dept. of Labor scrutinizing RSI after death

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   According to officials with the North Carolina Department of Labor, a Lincolnton manufacturing plant where a worker died late last month during an on-the-job accident has violated Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s standards on multiple occasions over the last four years. Neil O’Bryant, a…

County hires veteran tax chief

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   After a roughly six-month search process, Lincoln County has a new tax administrator. Clyde “Kep” Kepley, who is currently serving in the same position for Chowan County, has been appointed to fill the post, left vacant after Madge Huffman resigned in September. Jon Stephens,…

NLHS actors, musicians tackle ‘Oklahoma!’

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      Students present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer If local theater arts enthusiasts are craving a performance consisting of a family-friendly combination of comedic, doleful and chilling elements, North Lincoln High School’s upcoming production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration, Oklahoma!, will be sure to…

Deputies: Cocaine, pot seized during traffic stop

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies seized cocaine and marijuana from a vehicle Sunday night during a traffic stop on U.S. 321, resulting in the arrest of three Catawba County residents, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputy R.D. Richard stopped the suspects’ vehicle around 9 p.m. after the driver failed…