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Rep. McHenry shares patriotism with kindergartners

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          ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer While many residents of Lincoln County stopped by the voting polls Tuesday, one group of kindergarteners learned the importance of patriotism. The Lincolnton Campus kindergarteners of Lincoln Charter School spent their afternoon with Congressman Patrick McHenry and State Representative Jason Saine.…

Reader’s Forum — 11-6-13

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Our congressional bunch I, like many citizens, have followed the congressional journey to solve our National Health Care issues along with our $17 trillion debt and the urgent need to raise this limit. The battle has been fought with one side claiming victory and the other admitting they fought a…

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Around Town — 11-6-13

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WEDNESDAY Quilt Guild                 Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lincoln County Senior Center, located at the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, contact Linda at (704) 482-2778 or Tony Darr at (704) 992-2871 or ldarrnc@aol.com. THURSDAY Diabetes event         …

Criminal Charges — 11-6-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Sean Michael Bjork, 31, of 187 Shepard Rd. in Mooresville was charged Nov. 1 with one count each of false imprisonment-common law, communicating threats and assault on a female by a male over 18 yrs. of age. No bond was set.…

Obituaries — 11-6-13

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James ‘Everette’ Wise Mr. James “Everette” Wise, of 4443 Jim Wise Road in Lincolnton, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013 after a brief illness. His funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Daniels Lutheran Church with Rev. Lewis Murdock officiating.  Burial will follow in…

NCHSAA releases ADM numbers

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Enrollments used to seed state playoffs By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The NCHSAA on Tuesday released the statewide Average Daily Membership numbers –– or school enrollments –– used to seed the state’s football playoffs. The values, supplied to the NCHSAA by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, are used to…

A familiar foe

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Wolves face former league counterpart By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The farthest Lincolnton’s boys soccer team has advanced in the state playoffs is the fourth round. Standing between the Wolves and another trip to the regional semifinals is an old nemesis in Lake Norman Charter. Lincolnton (16-3-2) and the Knights…

After 2013 success, teams look ahead to ’14

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor With the 2013 cross country season officially in the books, teams are already looking ahead to 2014. For a few Lincoln County teams, the future looks mighty bright. The county had three programs finish third or higher at the NCHSAA state championships on Saturday, and…

Calendar — 11/6/13

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Upcoming games Today Boys soccer NCHSAA 2A playoffs, third round: Lincolnton at Lake Norman Charter, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 JV football W. Lincoln at E. Lincoln, 7 p.m. Maiden at Lincolnton, 7 p.m. N. Lincoln at W. Iredell, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 Varsity football E. Lincoln at W.…