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EL keeps playoff hopes alive

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West Lincoln’s Ivan Cavillo (8) and Nick Lofton of East Lincoln race for the ball during Monday’s match at West Lincoln. Mustangs defeat Rebels in OT By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE –– Fighting for its state playoff life, East Lincoln got a much-needed win. Houston Rust came up with…

3 locals qualify for state girls golf tourney

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS A trio of high school golfers finished among the top 17 individuals in their respective regionals on Monday to advance to next week’s NCHSAA girls golf championships. Taylor Johnson of East Lincoln, Mary Prunier of North Lincoln and Ashton Anthony of West Lincoln will participate in the two-day…

Calendar — 10/23/13

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Upcoming games Note: Junior varsity start time for boys soccer is 5 p.m. for the SD-7 and 5:15 p.m. for the NP3A/4A conference. Varsity contests will follow JVs, unless otherwise noted. The soccer regular season ends on today. State playoffs begin Oct. 30. Today Boys soccer Bandys at E. Lincoln…

Around Town — 10-25-13

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TODAY Cooking class The Lincoln County unit of the N.C. Cooperative Extension will host “The Cook Smart, Eat Smart Cooking School” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today through Oct. 31 at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. To register, call Melinda Houser at (704) 736-8461. Blood drive Community Blood Center of…

Obituaries — 10-25-13

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Ray ‘Doodle’ Rogers Cagle CROUSE — Mr. Ray “Doodle” Rogers Cagle, age 77, of 1100 George Brown Road in Crouse, died on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. His funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church with Rev. Bob Holtsclaw, Rev. Jerry Lail,…

Doctor charged with rape of patient

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer     A former Lincolnton OB-GYN accused of raping a female patient more than a decade ago is out on bond and has hired a local attorney. John Everett Marshall, 59, appeared in district court Tuesday morning on charges of first-degree rape, conspiracy…

Patton, Burgin to run against Hatley for Lincoln County Clerk of Court

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer     While the official filing for the 2014 primary is months away, two elected officials and the incumbent have already taken action by filing letters of intent for Lincoln County’s clerk of court position. Candy Burgin, chairwoman for the Lincoln County Schools Board…

City candidates address the issues at forum

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lowering taxes, recruiting businesses and attracting young people to Lincoln County were among the key points discussed at the Candidate Forum for City Elections on Tuesday. The forum gave the five candidates the opportunity to express their platforms on a variety of questions approved…

Editor’s Note — Vote, even though it hurts

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    Newspapers beg their readers to vote during every election cycle. The “Get Out and Vote” editorial is almost inevitable, and it never gets any easier to read. But cajoling citizens to participate in the political process is part of the burden newspapers shoulder as promoters of dialogue and…

McHenry to face Republican challenger

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Belmont resident Richard Lynch announced earlier this week that he intends to run against Congressman Patrick McHenry in the Republican primary for North Carolina’s 10th District congressional seat. In his press release, Lynch states that he has worked as a manufacturer and entrepreneur. Although…