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Even Lin can’t make the NBA exciting

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Writer Jeremy Lin is exactly what the NBA needed — another superstar player that can take the limelight away from his team and become the face of a franchise. He’s also what sports writers needed. As soon as everyone was getting over the hangover that was Tim…

Results & Sports Briefs

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LCS girls basketball Lincoln Charter defeated Queens Grant 32-29 to win the PCAC championship on Wednesday. Mary Canipe led Lincoln Charter with 18 points and three blocks. LHS football banquet The Wolves host their annual football banquet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Covenant Church in Lincolnton. Realignment The NCHSAA…

Schedules

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SPC tournament championships North Lincoln hosts Lake Norman Charter at 6 p.m. today in girls basketball. On the boys side, Lincolnton faces Highland Tech at 7:30 p.m. today at North Lincoln. 2A regional wrestling West Lincoln hosts the 2A regional playoffs today and Saturday. Matches begin at 6 p.m. today…

Obits 02-17-12

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Lula Lou Mae Kiser Harkey Mrs. Lula Lou Mae Kiser Harkey, age 75, of 1786 Tin Mine Road in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2012 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Kincaid…

Miranda, Villarreal Engagement

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Shannon Lynette Miranda and Carlos Villarreal, together with their families and children are pleased to announce their engagement. Shannon and Carlos are both originally from North Palm Springs and attended Palm Springs High School. The couple currently resides in Lincolnton. Shannon is the daughter of Cheryl Dailey of Fontana, Calif.…

Stark, Dull Engagement

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Mr. and Mrs. William E. Stark of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann Stark, of Boone to Matthew Charles Dull of Sugar Grove. Kimberly is a 2003 graduate of H. H. Arnold American High School in Wiesbaden, Germany and is a 2007 graduate of Appalachian State University,…

China company wants hundreds of Lincoln County workers

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Staff reports China-based small-engine manufacturer RATO is planning a new import targeting the Lincoln County market – jobs. The company expects to bring hundreds of manufacturing, sales and administrative jobs to eastern Lincoln County over the next year or so as it places its North American headquarters in Denver, officials…

Surprises as candidates begin filing

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  Commissioner Jim Klein to challenge Rep. Saine FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor Candidate filing for 2012 local, state and federal political races in North Carolina got under way at noon Monday with several surprise challenges to sitting candidates, plus some familiar faces jumping into this year’s contests. Due to a…

Man fatally burned in yard fire

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    JENNA-LEYHARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincoln County man is dead following a fiery accident Monday afternoon in the backyard of his residence, located in the north-central part of the county. Edward Rowe Sr., 75, of 2304 Maiden-Salem Rd. in Lincolnton, was burning grass when flames somehow jumped onto…

Woman injured in blaze

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Apartment fire sends resident to hospital   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincolnton woman was transported to a Winston-Salem hospital Monday night after a blaze started in her bedroom, burning her body, fire officials said. Lincolnton Fire Chief Mike Lee said the 57-year-old woman was lying in bed inside…