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Calendar — 2/17/14

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Upcoming games Regular season basketball games begin with junior varsity girls, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin with the JV boys at 5 p.m. This schedule may not reflect postponements, cancellations or time changes not…

Winter wins again

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Weather delays all prep athletic events By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Old Man Winter is doing all he can to wreak havoc in the final few weeks of the high school winter sports season –– and the beginning of the spring one. This week’s winter storm that has impacted the…

3 locals earn No. 1 seeds at wrestling regionals

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS A trio of Lincoln County wrestlers dominated this season, and they’ll be some of the ones to beat at this weekend’s 2A West regionals. East Lincoln’s Moses Boyter, and Jake Clary and Charles Mack George of West Lincoln each earned the top seed of their respective weight class…

Calendar — 2/14/14

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity girls, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin with the JV boys at 5 p.m. This schedule may not reflect postponements, cancellations or time changes not reported to…

Editor’s Note: No showdown

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Well that was easy, wasn’t it? The House of Representatives made the right move on Tuesday by voting to increase the nation’s debt limit and avoiding a showdown with the Senate that would surely generate negative reviews for Republicans and end in an eventual, inevitable Democrat victory. A motion to…

Reader’s Forum 2-14-14

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Organ donation saves lives While most readers know Feb. 14 as Valentine’s Day, this day is also National Donor Day, an observance very close to my heart. National Donor Day is a time to reflect on the incredible gifts of life we can all give to each other, including through…

Around Town 2-14-14

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FRIDAY Mentoring Moms Mentoring Moms Community Outreach will be starting a new mentoring session for single moms ages 18-40. To register or obtain more information, call Gwen Cobb at (704) 477-8360.   Scholarship applications Applications for “The Trey Whiteside Memorial Scholarship” are now being accepted through April 8. A $1,000 scholarship…

United Way making dreams come true with prom dresses

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Because each year many Lincoln County girls are unable to afford a dress and matching accessories for prom, one of the most highly anticipated nights of their high school career, one local nonprofit continues to help their dreams come true. Since 2006, United Way…

Board of Education passes on school voucher lawsuit

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Fifty-four school boards in North Carolina have now signed on as plaintiffs in the North Carolina School Board Association’s school voucher lawsuit. The lawsuit calls into question the constitutionality of offering families $4,200 annual taxpayer-funded scholarships to use at private schools. Lawmakers voted last…

Criminal Charges 2-14-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Tracy Adams, 43, of 1571 Reep Hill Trl. in Lincolnton was charged Feb. 11 with two counts of communicating threats. No bond was set. Michael Gerald Parmer, 42, of 2601 Keever Dairy Farm Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Feb.…