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Our View: Take wise precautions; refuse to live in fear

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Lincoln County Schools are going through the same tough test that all U.S. school districts are facing: How best to respond to security concerns after the massacre in Newtown, Conn.? Our school board is wisely moving forward with projects that would have made sense even before the tragedy, beefing up…

Reader’s Forum — 1-23-13

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‘No Photo ID’ claims are full of holes Monday’s “Guest View” editorial from a liberal newspaper conveniently focuses on the first several sentences of the State Board of Elections Voter ID report (available on-line – search for ‘DMV _ SBOE ID Analysis_2013.pdf’ – include the spaces — which you’ll find…

Criminal charges — 1-23-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: William Traub, 18, of 117 Planters Row Rd. in Iron Station was charged Jan. 18 with two counts of communicating threats. No bond was set. Chad Aaron Williams, 33, of 1132 Peachtree St. in Lincolnton was charged Jan. 18 with 10…

Obituaries 1-23-13

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  Hilda Purvis Knight Hilda Purvis Knight, age 72, of Cardinal Health Care and Rehabilitation in Lincolnton died Saturday, January 19, 2013. A memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Boger City Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Redding officiating. Visitation will be immediately following…

Deputies locate missing elderly man

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LTN Staff Reports Deputies have located an elderly man with dementia or some other form of memory loss whom they said wandered from his Lincolnton home Sunday evening. According to the Lincoln County Communications Center, Mangrun Lorenzo Kelly Jr., 81, of 1521 Boy Scout Road, returned home shortly after 11…

Around Town — 1-21-13

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TUESDAY Prayer service The Lincoln County Crisis Pregnancy Center and Daystar Family Worship Center in Lincolnton will hold a candlelight prayer service 7 p.m. on the front steps of the courthouse for the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. The event will remember…

Wolves down Rebels 73-55

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Mobley scores 23 in Lincolnton’s win over W. Lincoln MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves boys varsity basketball team might not have expected a serious challenge when they faced a West Lincoln Rebels team that is winless in Southern Piedmont Conference play with eight games left in…

Mustangs beat Knights

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KEN BRADLEY Special to LTN DENVER — East Lincoln varsity boys basketball senior guard Tyler Brock goes through the same routine on gamedays. Wake up, go practice and shoot around, go to school, return home, stretch and return to school for the pregame walkthrough. And by the time the 6-foot-5…

N. Lincoln girls top East

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KEN BRADLEY Special to LTN DENVER — North Lincoln girls varsity basketball coach Lynn Rhyne has seen everyone take their best shot at stopping No. 22 this season. Man-to-man. Zone. Box-and-one. You name it, she’s seen it. On Friday night, East Lincoln played most of the first half in a…

Lincolnton girls edge W. Lincoln 38-35

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Lady Wolves girls varsity basketball team extended its Southern Piedmont Conference win streak to six games with a narrow 38-35 victory over the West Lincoln Lady Rebels on Friday. The Lady Rebels (5-9, 3-3) opened the fourth quarter with an 8-0 run…