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County trio win SD-7 wrestling championships

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln’s Jake Clary and Charles Mack George, and Moses Boyter of East Lincoln won the championship of their respective weight classes at the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference wrestling tournament at Newton-Conover on Saturday. Clary earned a 10-5 decision over Joseph Xiong of Newton-Conover to win…

Calendar — 2/3/14

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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…

Leaders expect improving local economy in 2014

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Once known for its strong textile and furniture industries, Lincoln County has transformed its business climate over the years, adapting to accommodate the diverse global economy. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, six years have passed since the United States entered its severe recession,…

Kids make the most of snow day

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County to hear zoning requests

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Planning Board and County Commissioners will listen to various zoning requests during their Feb. 3 meeting. The first request, from SHEA Homes Limited Partnership, has created significant controversy in the Denver community. SHEA Homes is requesting a rezoning of approximately 600 acres from a…

Super Sunday hits close to home for local Seattle fans

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer For two Lincolnton women, this year’s Super Bowl XLVIII football game will be at the top of their favorite moments list for 2014, since each considers herself the most faithful Seattle Seahawks fan. Both Kathy Vinzant, director of United Way of Lincoln County, and Cathy Davis,…

Fire destroys Denver home, kills dogs

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Denver fire officials said a Charlotte firefighter driving through the area alerted a Lincoln County family that their house was on fire Wednesday morning after they failed to hear smoke detectors. The incident occurred just after 6 a.m. at 6676 Pine Ridge Drive, according to Denver…

New club stays true to country roots

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer For the past 15 years, Lincoln County native Todd Goodman has dreamed of opening a bar. Now, Goodman is eagerly anticipating the grand opening of his country themed bar this weekend. “I’ve been scared to open a bar, but since I’m getting older, I figured it…

Pfenning delivers

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Senior helps Wolves pin Mustangs By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor One thing was asked of Dayton Pfenning, and the Lincolnton senior delivered. Pfenning pinned his East Lincoln opponent Thursday, clinching a season-ending 48-26 victory over East Lincoln in the season’s final dual-team match for both teams. Pfenning’s pin of Bailey…

Red Devils sweep Lincolnton

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By DAVID KEEVER LTN Correspondent First place Newton-Conover raced out to a double-digit lead by the end of the first quarter, and cruised to a 73-55 victory over Lincolnton Thursday evening at Lincolnton. Led by junior guard Tyoun Shuford, Newton-Con-over closed the first period with a 6-0 run, then finished…