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The buzz at the YMCA

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Caleb Russell is all smiles as he shakes the Charlotte Sting’s mascot’s hand at the ‘Doc Watson’ Basketball camp on Wednesday. The camp is an annual event at the YMCA. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Post 100`s season: success or failure?

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CHERRYVILLE—Depending on your point of view, there are two ways to look at the recently completed season of Cherryville Post 100. The pessimist would say that Cherryville underachieved with a seventh place finish in a 10-team division and a barely above .500 overall record (15-14). The optimist would say that…

All-stars win state championship

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The West Lincoln Optimist 11 and 12-year old girls’ all-star softball team won the North Carolina State Championship last weekend in Stanfield, N.C. The Tournament began last Friday and went through Tuesday night. West Lincoln went 4-1 beating Sampson, 7-4, then losing to Dunn 3-0. In the loser’s bracket they…

Herbert geared up for Denver

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DENVER— Doug Herbert can truthfully say the second half of the 2004 POWERade Series season will be all downhill following the Mopar Mile-High Nationals, Friday through Sunday at Bandimere Speedway. Because this is the only track with an elevation in excess of 5,000 feet – to the delight of every…

Cherryville B team eliminated by Steele

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The Cherryville Post 100 B team lost in three games to Steele Creek in the quarterfinals of the Area III/IV Junior Legion playoffs. Steele Creek won game one 17-7, Cherryville won game two 11-4, and Steele Creek won game three 12-10 to take the series 2-1. Steele Creek advances to…

Post 100 bows out to Shelby in Game 5

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SHELBY–American Legion baseball rivals Cherryville and Shelby just seem to bring out the best in each other. At least, Shelby coach Mike Grayson thinks so. “We knew it would be a tough series because of the rivalry,” Grayson said Friday night after Post 82 beat Cherryville 2-1 in game five…

Dockery repeats

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STANLEY – Ray Dockery of Mooresville Saturday collected the Late Model cash the second week in a row at East Lincoln Speedway. When the green flag waved, Denver’s Tim Sigmon jumped out front from the pole position only to be overtaken two laps later by Denver’s Dan Yarbrough, who started…

Popular Mooresville restaurant burns

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MOORESVILLE — A popular Mooresville Restaurant went up in flames Thursday evening due to electrical wiring problems. The 104 year-old structure of Kudzu Restaurant on South Broad Street was a total loss. Officials placed the value at $185,000. No injuries were reported but occupants and two customers were in the…

Shelby forces deciding Game 5

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CHERRYVILLE—Which pitching staff has the most left in the tank? That question will be answered in the decisive game five of the Cherryville-Shelby series tonight at Shelby’s Veterans Field. Shelby (17-10) shredded Cherryville’s pitching for 17 hits Thursday night in a 11-5 victory that evened the Area Four first round…

Smith to row in Athens

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A member of the U.S. Olympic Rowing Team who will be competing in Athens, Greece Aug. 13-29 has some Lincolnton connections. Matthew S. Smith of Woodbridge, Va., is the son of Chris and Celia (Costner) Smith of Lake Ridge, Va. He is the grandson of Carolyn Costner and the late…