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Calendar — 2/24/14

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Upcoming games Not all schools have responded to a request for spring sports schedules. Spring sports may officially begin on Wednesday: Today Basketball NCHSAA 1A girls playoffs, first round: Highland Tech at Lincoln Charter, 6 p.m. NCHSAA 1A boys playoffs, first round: Lincoln Charter at Highlands, 7 p.m. NCHSAA 2A…

Shrum named North 321 Volunteer Fireman of the Year

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Around Town — 2-24-14

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MONDAY College orientation Gaston College will host a four-day Basic Skills New Student Orientation class 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily through Feb. 27 in room 118 of the Lincoln campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. The class is for students interested in obtaining a GED…

Gaston College seeking nominees for Altrusa Award

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Gaston College is seeking nominations for its 2014 Altrusa Award for Excellence. Established by Altrusa International of Gastonia through the Gaston College Foundation, the award seeks to reward a fulltime Gaston College faculty or staff member. Award recipients are recognized with a cash prize. The college…

Criminal Charges — 2-24-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Lloyd Allen Roark Jr., 20, of 1938 Peeler Rd. in Vale was charged Feb. 19 with one count of assault on a female. No bond was set. Harley Marie Davis, 18, of 1938 Peeler Rd. in Vale was charged Feb. 19…

Obituaries — 2-24-14

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Edith Leatherman Boyles NEWTON — Edith Lorene Leatherman Boyles, age 93, of Newton passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.  Born January 25, 1921 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Russell B. and Laura Wise Leatherman.  Mrs. Boyles was a…

My own unforgettable moment

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist This week I’m giving you my moment because it’s one I will definitely never forget. My husband and I were given a cruise several months ago and we had to take it before Feb. 28. Our anniversary is March 4, so we chose the week of…

Title game bound

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EL boys knock off Warriors By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor HICKORY –– As ugly as its offense was, East Lincoln’s defense and rebounding were things of beauty. The Mustangs overcame a poor shooting night by clearing the boards and getting stops when they needed, and they knocked off the only…

Eagles to play for SP1A title

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s girls have a chance to back up their first regular season basketball title in school history. Caitlin Miller scored 14 points and Eboni Tinsley added 11 as the Eagles pulled away in the second half to down Highland Tech 54-30 in a Southern Piedmont 1A Conference…

WL’s May signs NLI with Wingate

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE ––  As a child, Austin May listened to stories of his uncle’s playing days at Furman, and decided that one day there would be stories about his own college football experience. Chapter one is set to be written next fall. May, a tight end…