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Undefeated Mustangs, one-loss Pam Pack square off on Saturday RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — One word describes East Lincoln’s state championship opponent: Fast. The Mustangs will square off against the speedy Pam Pack from Washington in the NCHSAA state 2AA championship at 4 p.m. Saturday at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem.…

Game-by-game approach has EL in championship

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Hindsight is always 20/20, so it’s easy for East Lincoln to say that back in August it felt like it could go unbeaten and reach the state championship. But the truth is, in August, the Mustangs were never looking to December. They weren’t even looking…

HIGH SCHOOLS — Lincolnton names new AD, football coach

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Lincolnton wanted long-term commitments from its next athletic director and head football coach. It didn’t have to look very far to find it. The Lincoln County Board of Education at its monthly meeting on Tuesday approved of the promotions of current Wolves coaches and teachers Cole…

Title game just another game for the Mustangs

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln has a state championship to play for on Saturday, but, if you spent time in its locker room, you’d never know it. Maybe it’s the fact the Mustangs have been there before. Maybe it’s the fact winning becomes contagious, when, if you’re a senior…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — LCS boys hand Cherryville first loss

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Kody Shubert scored 20 points to lead five in double figures as Lincoln Charter’s boys basketball team defeated visiting Cherryville 84-63 in the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference opener on Thursday night. Logan Foster added 17 points, Amir Davis scored 12, Josh Haudek 11 and Trey Johnsen 10 as…

Our View — Committee finds that torture doesn’t work

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The people of the United States have a right to know the full extent of the use of torture as a sanctioned tactic used by the C.I.A. to glean intelligence from terror suspects in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Those attacks were the defining moment of…

Man nabbed for stealing woman’s purse

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Staff report A Lincolnton man has been charged with stealing a woman’s purse at the city’s Wal-Mart on Nov. 20. Donald Addison Masters, 59, of 1488 Waters Road, was charged with misdemeanor larceny and given a $1,000 unsecured bond for the alleged theft. Lincolnton Police officers said an elderly woman…

Police: Woman tried to pass counterfeit check

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Staff report A Georgia woman tried to pass a counterfeit traveler’s check at the Lincolnton Wal-Mart on Sunday, police said. Lincolnton Police Department officers responded to the store around 2:45 p.m. and spoke with Kimberly Elise Dumas, 46, of 5150 Glendora Drive in Powder Springs, Georgia. Officers said Dumas tried…

Criminal Charges — 12-10-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Dewayne Kalani Thompson, Jr., 33, of 1108 Curveview Rd. in Lincolnton was charged Dec. 5 with one count of non-support of family. An unknown bond amount was set. Jesse Allen Oliver, 20, of 1755 Kestrel Valley Ln. in Catawba was charged…

‘Nutcracker’ production returns to traditional theme

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When area dance students take the stage at the James W. Warren Citizens Center this weekend for the 8th annual production of “The Nutcracker,” many fans of the theater will be pleased to see a return to the traditional theme and music of the two-act ballet.…