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Wolves hang on

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Botched PAT, penalties doom Knights By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor North Lincoln was the better team yet Lincolnton scored the most points. In the end that’s all that mattered. Sophomore quarterback Jordon Easter accounted for three scores and the Wolves escaped with a 28-27 victory on Friday in the season…

EL wins big

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Surratt accounts for 5 TDs LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS MOUNT HOLLY — It didn’t take East Lincoln long to live up to its lofty preseason ranking. Sophomore quarterback Chazz Surratt accounted for 297 total yards and five touchdowns as the Mustangs opened their season at East Gaston Friday with a 37-22 win.…

Rebels rally big, knock off Draughn

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West Lincoln’s Daniel Schesny runs up field against Valdese Draughn on Friday. Schesny returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in the Rebels’ 28-21 come-from-behind win. MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor VALE — West Lincoln head coach Tom Sain said the Rebels’ special teams were a concern for him before…

Calendar — 8/26/13

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Upcoming games Note: Junior varsity start time for volleyball is typically 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. for boys soccer. Varsity contests will follow JVs, unless otherwise noted. Today Boys soccer Lincolnton at Hunter Huss Fred T. Foard at N. Lincoln Girls tennis PLP at Lincoln Charter Tuesday, Aug. 27 Volleyball…

Sheriff’s Office: Drug officers locate cocaine, cash inside man’s home

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Narcotics investigators seized nearly a quarter ounce of cocaine Friday from a western Lincoln County man’s residence following a six-month long investigation, the Sheriff’s Office said. Rafael Juaves Martinez, 50, of 4315 Baxter Road in Cherryville, was charged in the incident. Deputies searched…

Wilson survives first round of cuts

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS C.J. Wilson’s dream of playing in the NFL is getting closer to becoming reality. The Chicago Bears on Sunday cut 14 players and Wilson, a Lincolnton native, wasn’t one of them, the Bears reported on their website. Chicago must cut one more player by 3 p.m. Tuesday to…

NAACP to host local rally

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Local leaders of the Lincoln County Branch of the NAACP gathered Friday afternoon to discuss details during a press conference for the “Taking the Dream Home to Lincolnton” rally happening Wednesday evening. Part of the “Forward Together” and “Moral Monday” movements, the rally will be…

Teachers, students head back to school

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Numerous personnel changes kick off school year in Lincoln County SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   It’s back to school for local students, with several changes in place for the upcoming academic year. New security measures, including access control and video surveillance, have been installed for local elementary schools. Just recently,…

Long-time police officer retires

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   One veteran police lieutenant reflected on his more than 20-year career as he prepared to retire from his hometown agency this month. Lieutenant Randy Willis started full-time with the Lincolnton Police Department in 1991 after switching careers at age 36. “I wanted to make a…

Food Lion donates $3,500

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