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NOTEBOOK — Healthy Easter shows skills in Wolves’ win

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The last time Jordon Easter walked off the field last season it was with the help of someone else. On Friday the senior showed he’s back. Easter scored three touchdowns, had a sack and picked off a pass in Lincolnton’s 62-8 win over visiting North Lincoln.…

Lincoln Charter, Bears end in draw

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter got a goal each from Roberto Cobos and Zach Allen to force host Bunker Hill to a 2-2 draw in boys soccer on Friday. Josh Cole added an assist, and keeper Isaiah Smith had eight saves in goal. It was the second draw in three days…

Editor’s Note — The wrong verdict

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor A Charlotte jury on Friday failed to convict police officer Randall “Wes” Kerrick of using excessive force when he shot Jonathan Ferrell 10 times and killed him in September 2013. The mistrial is a travesty. Ferrell was unarmed. Two other officers backed up Kerrick. That’s three…

Reader’s Forum: Respond to growth in one of two ways — 8-24-15

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Respond to growth in one of two ways Lincoln County is beginning to suffer or enjoy (depending on your point of view) the pangs of growth which are associated with being adjacent to a major city. This will bring more housing and traffic, with growing demands on private business and…

Obituaries — 8-21-15

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Obituaries for August 21, 2015. Diana Lynn Lawson Thomas Diana Lynn Lawson Thomas, 64, passed away on August 17, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born on January 17, 1951 in Mohawk, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Raymond and Mae Pauline Burns Lawson. Diana…

Knights-Wolves highlight opening week

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor In 2013 North Lincoln was its own worst enemy against Lincolnton. In 2014 it was Lincolnton that shot itself in the foot against the Knights. Welcome to the county rivalry that has become more about protecting the ball instead of protecting a lead. Since realignment put…

East Lincoln begins defense of state title

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln’s quest for back-to-back state championships begins tonight. The Mustangs, ranked No. 1 in various N.C. high school 2A preseason polls, open the 2015 season at Hunter Huss in Gastonia at 7:30. They went 16-0 last year en route to the NCHSAA 2AA state title,…

Sports Editor Ryan Herman’s Week 1 picks

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Ryan Herman’s Week 1 picks. RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor It’s go time. The 2015 high school football season is upon us. More than 300 North Carolina high schools will kick off tonight with the same goals: Win a conference championship, make the state playoffs, and maybe even win a state…

Around Town — 8-21-15

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Around town for August 21, 2015. SATURDAY Country breakfast Daniels Lutheran Church, located at 3170 Reepsville Rd. in Lincolnton will host a country breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. A $7 donation is suggested to benefit the church building fund. Everyone is welcome.   Movie night Bethel Lutheran Church,…

Local Roundup — Capps falls in match play at U.S. Amateur

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Miller Capps made the cut, but couldn’t quite be the match. The former North Lincoln and current Clemson golf standout reached the match play portion of the U.S. Amateur Championship, but was eliminated in match play during the Round of 64 on Wednesday. Capps shot a two-day, 36-hole…