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Reader’s Forum — 3-4-13

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Welcome to the Sequester Apocalypse The Sequester Deadline has passed.  The future is uncertain, bleak with no creditable confidence in the growth of our economy. Who is at fault?  I know the answer. They are in Washington, D.C. I am angry, outraged and greatly disappointed in the officials whom we…

Around Town — 3-4-13

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MONDAY County meeting Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet 6:30 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Revival Gospel Way Baptist Church, 3904 N.C. 274 South in Cherryville, will host a revival 7 p.m. nightly through March 7 with speaker Bro. David Jones and special singers.…

Obituaries 3-4-13

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  Sandra Bolick Sandra Carol Williams Bolick, 49, of Catawba died March 2, 2013. A funeral service will be held March 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Olivet Baptist Church in Catawba. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends, prior to the service,…

Criminal charges — 3-4-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Angelique Landry, 40, of 6109 Thermal Rd. in Charlotte was charged Feb. 28 with two counts of failure to appear. A $3,500 secured bond was set. Lorrie Kimberly Griffin, 45, of 1995 Rock Springs Cir. in Denver was charged Feb. 28…

Mustangs fall to Smoky Mountain in third round 78-69

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Staff report The East Lincoln Mustangs boys varsity basketball team had its season ended with a 78-69 loss to Smoky Mountain in the third round of the 2A state playoffs on Friday in Sylva. Smoky Mountain led 21-17 at the end of the first quarter and held a 34-32 lead…

Alzheimer’s patients in jeopardy

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  Legislators send temporary fix to governor, but caregivers say they remain concerned   SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The North Carolina General Assembly finalized a temporary fix last week designed to prevent thousands of residents of group homes and special dementia units throughout the state from being left with no…

E. Lincoln baseball tops Bandys

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Staff report The East Lincoln Mustangs varsity baseball team took a 6-5 win over the Bandys Trojans and hotshot pitcher Hunter Harvey on Friday. East Lincoln pitcher Darin Salter threw for 4.2 innings and nabbed his first win of the season. Salter gave up three runs on six hits and…

Tarleton, Alguire capture state titles

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor West Lincoln’s Clay Alguire and East Lincoln’s Jeremy Tarleton both brought individual weight class state championship titles home to Lincoln County from the 2A state wrestling meet in Greensboro on Saturday. Alguire, wrestling in the 138-lb. weight class, was named the 2A classification’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.…

Deputies: Suspect brought toddler along for break-in

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton man is set to appear in court today on accusations he broke into a neighbor’s home last week on the northeastern end of the county while in the company of a toddler. Deputies located a passed-out Clarence Ray Barnette, 46, of 4493…

Rebels fall to Maiden

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor MAIDEN — The West Lincoln Rebels varsity baseball team started off Friday’s nonconference clash with the Maiden Blue Devils the right way — a leadoff double in the top of the first inning by short stop Brett Huff and a sacrifice fly by first baseman Chandler…