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Political season outlives summer

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist It had to happen but did it have to be so quick? Summer seems to be the fastest season of all. The dogwood leaves are beginning to fade and its berries are turning red. Days are getting shorter and soon we will have longer nights. The…

New curriculum brings ‘critical thinking’ to high school classes

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   As three teachers in Lincoln County high schools make final preparations for the upcoming school year, they have more to plan for than their usual work load of desk arranging, decorations and tweaking lesson plans from the previous year; now they must also prepare…

Gravel truck flips, snarls traffic on N.C. 73

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A truck carrying gravel overturned on N.C. 73 Thursday morning near Iron Station, briefly shutting down one lane of traffic on the primary east-west route in eastern Lincoln County, firefighters said. Barry Moree, the truck’s driver and owner of his own trucking company Barry…

Obits 8-24-12

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Dorothy Grayson Lee DENVER — Dorothy Grayson Lee, 90, died Thursday, August 23, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln. A service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012, in the Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia with Pastor Josh Glandon officiating. Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial…

Dentist expanding to Denver, building new office complex

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincolnton-based Austin Orthodontics broke ground Thursday morning on its new Denver location during a ceremony jointly hosted by the Lincoln Economic Development Association and the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. Owner Dr. Steven Austin opened his office on South Laurel Street in Lincolnton in…

Gravel truck overturns on NC 73

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A truck carrying gravel overturned on N.C. 73 Thursday morning near Iron Station, briefly shutting down one lane of traffic on the primary east-west route in eastern Lincoln County, firefighters said. Barry Moree, the truck’s driver and owner of his own trucking company Barry Moree Trucking,…

Knights take 5-0 win over Maiden Blue Devils

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer PUMPKIN CENTER — The North Lincoln Knights topped the Maiden Blue Devils, a nonconference opponent, in a 5-0 shutout Monday night at home. The Knights’ victory over the Catawba County team is the second time this year. North Lincoln defeated the Blue Devils 5-2 in the…

Lincolnton falls to Shelby in OT

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves varsity soccer team played two 40-minute halves against the Shelby Golden Lions on Monday to a 0-0 tie. Though not typical in regular-season or nonconference games, the teams agreed beforehand to play at least two 10-minute overtime periods if the game…

Players of the Week: Week 1

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Lincolnton Wolves Offense: Sophomore Chavis Russell led the Lincolnton ground attack with 16 carries for 34 yards against Maiden. Defense: Junior lineman Justice Charles recovered a fumble and returned it 27 yards for Lincolnton’s first touchdown. East Lincoln Mustangs Offense: Senior quarterback Garrett Young threw for 351 yards on 26…

Lincoln County stat leaders: Week 1

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Rushing (Team): West Lincoln, 260 yards Rushing (Individual): Daniel Davila (WL), 28-139 yards, touchdown Passing: Garrett Young (EL) 26-34-0 351 yards, touchdown Receiving: Chaz Surratt (EL) 8-127 yards, touchdown Points For: East Lincoln, 35 Points Allowed: Lincolnton, 7…