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BRAKES receives Safety Innovation Award from NCMA

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LINCOLNTON – BRAKES, the nonprofit organization founded by drag racer Doug Herbert that promotes safe and responsible driving, was honored at the 2009 NCMA Industry Awards on Monday, Jan. 26, by receiving the Safety Innovation Award from the North Carolina Motorsports Assocation. The Safety Innovation Award, which was sponsored by…

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Basketball Middle School ELMS 43, KM 21 The East Lincoln Middle Lady Falcon basketball team defeated Kings Mountain 43-21Thursday. Selena Dunn lead the team with 24 points. Ashlee Frazier and Brittany Smith both contributed 4 each. The remainder of the team followed up with two each. The Lady Falcons will…

Mustangs drive past Jackets’ for first

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BESSEMER CITY — Spenser Sydney is starting to feel more and more comfortable in an East Lincoln uniform. It was obvious Tuesday. Sydney, playing only his sixth game since moving back to the Denver area, scored a career-high 22 points as the Mustangs easily defeated Bessemer City, 69-52, in a…

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Post 455 Hitting Camp Denver Post 455 American Legion baseball staff will have a hitting camp this Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1 for ages 8-16. The sessions will be 2-hours each day 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Denver Batting Center on Highway 16 North. Brochures may…

NDRA makes changes

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LINCOLNTON – The dawn of a new era in dirt late model racing has arrived, with Tuesday’s announcement that one of the most famous names in the history of the industry will return in 2009. Under the leadership North Carolina business men Larry Lee and Clint Elkins the National Dirt…

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Varsity boys HT 70, NL 30 C.J. Shope scored 16 points and Andrew Lopez added 15 points in the Rams’ win on Tuesday. A.J. McKenzie tallied 13 points and K.J. Porter recorded 10 points to lead Highland Tech (8-10, 6-5 Southern Piedmont Conference), who will play host on Friday to…

Wolves battle back in SPC

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Lady Wolves met their goal of going 2-0 last week after defeating South Iredell on Tuesday and beating Highland Tech 43-32 Friday at home. Against Highland Tech, Maggie Cline led Lincolnton with 22 points, including hitting five 3-pointers while Tanetta Mutz contributed 7 points and 9…

Third quarter costs North

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CATAWBA COUNTY— The North Lincoln Lady Knights had a shot at giving Jimmy C. Draughn its first and only 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference loss, but it didn’t happen thanks in large part to a 27-10 third-quarter advantage by the Lady Wildcats, who won 79-56 Friday at home. Elizabeth Ross led…

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Church Basketball League Covenant Bible Church is in the process of forming a men’s church basketball league. Games will be played Monday and Thursday nights at Covenant Bible Church. An organizational meeting will be 7 p.m. today at the church. For more information contact Brett Keever at 704-460-9904. Spring Youth…

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Wrestling Mustangs pick up wins The East Lincoln Mustangs wrestling team defeated Jimmy C Draughn 58-22 and Northside Christian Academy 54-24 Saturday to move its record to15-7 overall. The Mustangs will face Highland Tech on Tuesday for Senior Night.…