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Around Town — 1-24-14

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TODAY Senior event The Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas, will host an Open Mic Night at 6 p.m. for seniors 55 and up. For more information, call (704) 922-2170. Kidz Klub Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 S. N.C. 16 in Stanley, will host a Kidz Klub event…

Obituaries — 1-24-14

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Loyd Clinton Ayers Mr. Loyd Clinton Ayers, age 80, of 3269 Pine Tree Street in Lincolnton, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. His funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. today at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church in Lincolnton with Pastor Jon Mann and Rev. Ron Haithcock officiating. Burial will be…

Vendors combat human trafficking

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Local vendors will be raising money this weekend in Denver to promote awareness and end human trafficking both locally and globally. January is also Human Trafficking Prevention Month. According to justice.gov, The United States Department of Justice defines human trafficking as “the act of compelling or…

County Extension’s Pie Day a hit

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‘The first step’

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Knights look to build on last win By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– With its first North Piedmont 3A/4A win under its belt, North Lincoln’s boys basketball team can now focus on earning league win number two. The Knights, who knocked off West Iredell 61-54 in overtime Tuesday…

Struggling Wolves, Rebels try to end skids

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Lincolnton, West Lincoln enter SD-7 matchup on multi-game losing streaks By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The boys and girls basketball teams from Lincolnton and West Lincoln are all in a funk. Today, two teams will find their way out. The Wolves and Rebels meet at Lincolnton in Southern District 7…

Lake Norman Charter hands Eagles girls first loss of year

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Lincoln Charter’s girls basketball team finally met its match. Ezinne Mbamalu had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and ninth-ranked Lake Norman Charter defeated Lincoln Charter 56-23 on Wednesday and handed the Eagles their first loss of the year. For the first time this…

Calendar — 1/24/14

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity girls, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin with the JV boys at 5 p.m. Conference wrestling matches begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. This schedule may…

Deputies: Maiden couple forged prescriptions, linked to larger drug ring

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Maiden couple tried to pass fake prescriptions for two different kinds of narcotics Wednesday night at a Lincolnton pharmacy, deputies said. Amber Elizabeth Henson, 30, and Kristopher Benjamin Henson, 33, entered The Drug Store on East Main Street around 7:30 p.m. and asked a pharmacist…

Deputies: Denver man embezzled money from Auto Zone store

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Denver business employee has been charged with embezzling nearly $1,000 in store funds last month, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Jimmy Trejo, 25, of 5161 Reepsville Road in Vale, took money from the Auto Zone store on N.C. 73 on…