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First Baptist Basketball League First Baptist Church will be hosting a Men`s basketball church league. Games are set to begin on Monday January 10th. Games will be played on Mondays and Thursdays. If you need more information about the league or your church is interested in participating please call Eddie…

Put your dukes up

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Knights take third

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The North Lincoln Knights wrestling team turned in a strong showing at the New Year’s Brawl at the Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology. Out of 10 teams represented, the Knights finished third. Derrick Hanks, only a sophomore, won his championship match in the 103 pound weight class. Senior Brian…

Wolves victor over Trojans

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The Lincolnton Wolves were the only Lincoln Co. team to win Tuesday night as they hosted the Chase Trojans. The Wolves used 16 points apiece from guard Zack Gibson and Jammel Jefferies to beat the Trojans 57-45. The Wolves trailed 22-19 at the half, but rallied to outscore the Trojans…

Let`s talk Lincoln County sports

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Lincoln County has been a community that has rallied around its high school sports for decades. With that being the case, an idea that is long overdue is a radio talk show. Thanks to Lanny Ford, Mike Powell and David Keever, it is becoming a reality. Beginning this Saturday, Powell…

Mustangs` comeback adds confidence

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Heading into the heart of the Big South 3A schedule the East Lincoln Mustangs have plenty to look forward to and to build on. The Mustangs trailed, 32-18, in their rematch against Hopewell in the First Charter Holiday Classic at halftime. If they could capture whatever ingredient it was to…

Obituaries 12/31/2004

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Nancy Eckard CONOVER – Nancy Lee Eckard, 71, of County Home Road, died Dec. 29, 2004. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton. The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m., prior to the service at the Mortuary. Burial will follow the…

Knights win consolation games

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The North Lincoln Knights held on to win third place in the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash 54-52. The Rebels had a chance to tie the game and a chance to win it. A three-pointer at the buzzer, made possible by Josh Fisher tying up a Knights’ player, rimmed out at…

Mustangs take third in First Charter Classic

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The Lady Titans of Hopewell had no trouble taking care of South Caldwell Thursday night, winning the championship of the First Charter Holiday Classic by a score of 55-39. Leading 27-22 at the half, the Lady Titans outscored the Lady Spartans 19-9 in the third period to take a commanding…

Wildcats take Holiday Clash title

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Above, Demory Williams goes up for two of his team-high 14 points as he draws contact from a defender. Below, Dustin Metts, Lance Friday, Kenny Bethea and Ben Poole joined D.J. Shives, Tae Friday and Aaron Tyson on the Holiday Clash All-Tournament team. Tyson was named MVP. Joseph Brymer /…