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Round 3 picks

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The last time Lincoln County had two high school football teams play on the road in the third round of the state playoffs was just over six years ago. And they both won. Just like they’ll do tonight, East Lincoln and Lincolnton last played a…

Wolves facing ‘Who’s Who’ of programs in state playoffs

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor If Lincolnton gets to play for a state title, it will have had one tough road to get there. The ninth-seeded Wolves (9-4) have already played two teams that, between them, have nine NCHSAA state championships since it went to four classifications in 1972. Today,…

Calendar — 11/29/13

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin at 5 p.m. with the JV boys: Today Varsity football NCHSAA 2AA playoffs, third round: E. Lincoln at Monroe, 7:30 p.m.…

Around Town — 11-29-13

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SUNDAY Play auditions   The Cherryville Little Theatre,  301 W. Academy St.,  will host auditions 3-5 p.m.  for the upcoming  Southern comedy “Dearly Departed.” Cast will include 5 men and 9 women ages 20s-70s and 3 to 5 teens ages 15-18. Rehearsals will be in January and performances Feb. 28, March…

Obituaries — 11-29-13

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Donald Lee Felts IRON STATION – Donald Lee Felts, 68, died suddenly, on Monday afternoon, November 26, 2013 at his home. He was born October 20, 1945 in Surry County to John Claude and Frances Mozelle Wagoner Felts.  He was retired from Duke Energy with 25 years of service, and…

OUR VIEW — Support small businesses

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Small businesses are the lifeblood of this country. Many of us work, or have worked, for a small business. The small business proprietor offers something that operations managed by huge corporations can’t — a real sense of shared responsibility and longevity in this community, a personal touch, the knowledge that…

A week to remember, or best forgotten

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist I didn’t have a clue when I crawled from the bed Monday morning that this would be a week to remember. It was supposed to be another “normal” week, but it started off on the wrong foot and from then on I couldn’t keep my shoes…

Criminal Charges 11-29-13

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    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Esteban Aguirre Martinez, 39, of 1742 Startown Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Nov. 25 with one count of failure to appear. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Michael Anthony Glaspey, 24, of 897 Mt. Zion Church Rd. in Iron…

Local nurse among top 100 in state

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincolnton resident Kim Kirkland was recently named among the top 100 nurses in the state, an honor that continues to boggle her mind. “It has truly been the most gratifying, humbling, life-long experience that is too hard to put into words,” she said. Kirkland was…

No plans yet to raise dropout age in Lincoln

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Two school districts in Catawba County are raising their compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18, a first for North Carolina. The decision is part of a pilot program the state approved this past summer. The Hickory and Newton-Conover districts will join 20 states and…