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Trials of education

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Crime scene investigation day at Asbury AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer A broken classroom window, a screwdriver and a fingerprint of the criminal who stole a teacher’s prized possessions, met Asbury Alternative students when they arrived at school on Tuesday. A golfball belonging to Tiger Woods, an artifact from the Titanic,…

Lincoln stores brace for big shopping days

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Local retailers are gearing up for the annual shopping frenzy that is Black Friday. Though many big-box stores nationwide are opting to begin their specials Thursday evening, the trend hasn’t entirely caught on locally, with a few exceptions. Wal-Mart locations across the country, including in Lincoln…

Sheriff’s office may go after Ford SUVs

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office may soon be adding additional vehicles to the department, Sheriff David Carpenter told the Times-News last week. The agency procured a new Ford police interceptor SUV in September, at a price of $25,313. If the vehicle proves durable, spacious and successful…

County OKs incentives that could bring more jobs to local industries

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved incentives for three local companies planning facility upgrades during its meeting Monday night. One of the industries, RSI Home Products, located in the Lincoln County Industrial Park, is looking to consolidate operations and upgrade its plant with new…

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Rebels top Draughn 59-50

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Miller scores 13 points in West Lincoln’s win in season opener MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor VALE — The West Lincoln Rebels varsity basketball team launched the 2012-2013 basketball season with a 59-50 nonconference win over the Draughn Wildcats. Senior West Lincoln forward Danny Miller staked the Rebels to a 6-2…

Lady Rebels fall in season opener

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor VALE — The West Lincoln Lady Rebels varsity basketball team took the tipoff of their season opener against the Draughn Lady Wildcats down the court and scored on a layup by senior Brittany Ormand for a 2-0 lead less than 10 seconds into the game. The…

Rebels open wrestling season

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Local soccer award winners announced

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Staff report The Southern Piedmont Conference and the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association have announced local selections to All-Conference, All-Region and All-State teams for the 2012 season. Lincolnton senior Dennis Rodriguez was selected to the 2A All-State team for the second year in a row in addition to All-Conference and…

East Lincoln stat leaders: Week 14

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Rushing (Team): East Lincoln, 27-60 yards Rushing (Individual): Marquis Pharr 17-62 yards, Passing: Garrett Young 13-23-1 251 yards, two touchdowns Receiving: Jesse Earnhardt 6-109 yards Points For: 28 Points Allowed: 12 Yards gained: 311 Yards allowed: 437…