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Struggling Wolves, Rebels try to end skids

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Lincolnton, West Lincoln enter SD-7 matchup on multi-game losing streaks By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The boys and girls basketball teams from Lincolnton and West Lincoln are all in a funk. Today, two teams will find their way out. The Wolves and Rebels meet at Lincolnton in Southern District 7…

Lake Norman Charter hands Eagles girls first loss of year

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Lincoln Charter’s girls basketball team finally met its match. Ezinne Mbamalu had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and ninth-ranked Lake Norman Charter defeated Lincoln Charter 56-23 on Wednesday and handed the Eagles their first loss of the year. For the first time this…

Calendar — 1/24/14

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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. Conference wrestling matches begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. This schedule may…

Deputies: Maiden couple forged prescriptions, linked to larger drug ring

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Maiden couple tried to pass fake prescriptions for two different kinds of narcotics Wednesday night at a Lincolnton pharmacy, deputies said. Amber Elizabeth Henson, 30, and Kristopher Benjamin Henson, 33, entered The Drug Store on East Main Street around 7:30 p.m. and asked a pharmacist…

Deputies: Denver man embezzled money from Auto Zone store

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Denver business employee has been charged with embezzling nearly $1,000 in store funds last month, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Jimmy Trejo, 25, of 5161 Reepsville Road in Vale, took money from the Auto Zone store on N.C. 73 on…

Make Lincoln County No Kill forms nonprofit

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A local grassroots group aimed at making the Lincoln County Animal Shelter a no-kill facility recently started a nonprofit to further its cause in both reducing the shelter’s homeless animal population and increasing adoption numbers. “We are doing all the steps of the no-kill equation,” Jena…

Veteran servant takes over at city HR department

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincolnton’s new Director of Human Resources is a well-versed public servant of the city. Tanya Osborne began her position as Human Resources Director on Dec. 31 of this past year. Having worked at City Hall for the past 13 years, Osborne is no newcomer to the…

MLK celebration held on Court Square

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Local business manager sentenced for sex crime

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A former Lincolnton business manager commenced a jail sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty earlier this month to sexually abusing a step-grandchild in Burke County nearly seven years ago. Samuel Logan Higdon, 67, of 8834 Gus Peeler Road in Connelly Springs, will serve a 60-day split sentence…

Copper wiring stolen from Denver buisness

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies are searching for the culprit who cut thousands of dollars in copper wiring out of the walls of an eastern county business that is under construction. Ross Bulla, owner of Black Site, LLC, in Denver, contacted deputies about the incident around 10 a.m. Friday after…