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Shooting demonstration in Lincolnton

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Lincoln County leaders present legislative wish list

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  Flexible school calendar a priority SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County’s delegation to the North Carolina General Assembly lent an ear to local leaders Monday morning, just two days before the start of the new legislative session. Both N.C. Rep. Jason Saine and N.C. Sen. David Curtis were on…

Suspect accused in sexual assault on 8-year-old girl

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A 44-year-old Lincolnton man is accused of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl last year at a county residence, police detectives said. Lincolnton officers charged Terry Lee Wilson, of 901 E. Pine Street, on Wednesday with one felony count of first-degree sex offense. However, additional…

Special meeting to focus on school security

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  FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor   Plans to upgrade school security are getting rapid attention. Proposals to make local students and teachers safer and calm parents’ fears have prompted a special called meeting of the Board of Education’s Buildings and Site Committee this week. “We have a lot of information…

Taking stock of local homelessness

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A required national count of homeless individuals and families is taking place locally today and continuing for a 24-hour period as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development annual needs-assessment survey. Called the Point-In-Time Count, the survey is designed to provide…

Criminal Charges 1-30-13

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Jason Gilbert Esparza, 26, of 3584 Woodstream Dr. in Maiden was charged Jan. 25 with two counts of failure to appear. A $300 secured bond was set. Taylor Smith, 18, of 188 Bob Cook Rd. in Maiden was charged…

Wolves can count on Mobley

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LHS senior Alonzo Mobley leads conference in scoring MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The Lincolnton Wolves boys varsity basketball team has six regular season games left to climb out of fifth place in the eight-team Southern Piedmont Conference standings. And they’ll need a strong showing from senior guard Alonzo Mobley to…

ELHS and Cowan’s Ford host Valentine’s 5K

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East Lincoln High School’s cross-country team and Cowan’s Ford Country Club are hosting the Valentine’s 5K couples and fun run on Feb. 16 at 9:30 a.m. The race is the first of the Lincoln County Grand Prix circuit and runs alongside Lake Norman and the Cowan’s Ford golf course. Proceeds…

Schedules — 1/28/13

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Basketball East Lincoln travels to Bessemer City today. West Lincoln travels to East Lincoln on Tuesday. Lincolnton hosts Bessemer City on Tuesday. North Lincoln travels to Highland Tech on Tuesday. Wrestling West Lincoln travels to East Lincoln at 7 p.m. Tuesday.…

Ice and snow disrupt life in NC on Friday

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CHARLOTTE (AP) — Freezing rain and sleet closed schools and caused hundreds of wrecks Friday across North Carolina. Two rounds of sleet and freezing rain crossed the state, leaving a thin coat of ice, which was enough to bring about every major highway in the state to a standstill for…