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Boxing doesn’t have to disappoint

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor A few years ago, back in 2011 when I was a sports writer at this paper, I wrote a column about a potential Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, headlined “The fight of the century.” The fight of the century happened. And, as often is the case with…

Delta Sigma chapter of DKG holds monthly meeting

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The Delta Sigma chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society for key women educators, met April 23, 2015 at Boger City Methodist Church. The meeting began with the singing of “Happy Birthday” to celebrate the fifth birthday of the Delta Sigma chapter. Phyllis Tallent welcomed the members and guest…

NC Works Job Listings

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You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs. Go to www.ncworks.gov to register or update an existing registration. Job listings for all of North Carolina may also be accessed. Call NC Works Career Center, Lincolnton, 704.735.8035, or come to NC Works Career…

UDO on Planning Board agenda

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer When the Lincoln County Planning Board finishes discussing public hearing items at Monday night’s Board of Commissioners meeting and heads downstairs to continue its session, it is expected to finally form a recommendation on proposed changes to the county’s unified development ordinance. Previously, the East Lincoln…

Obituaries — 5-4-15

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Obituaries for May 4, 2015 Rebecca Ann Gantt Lynn Stamey Rebecca Ann Gantt Lynn Stamey, age 68, of 2367 Story Street in Lincolnton, died on Friday, May 1, 2015. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.…

Sheriff’s Office loses top narc to Catawba County

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Starting May 11, Jason Reid will have a much shorter commute to work. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics lieutenant and father of two has accepted a position leading the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office’s narcotics, vice and interdiction unit where his father, Coy Reid, serves as…

Separation of church and state should be upheld

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ELAINE JENKINS Guest Columnist I grew up in a Baptist church in Charlotte where the separation of church and state was an issue that was pounded into my brain as a child – not for political reasons – but for strong religious principles. It is for this reason that I…

Bunker Hill tops East Lincoln softball in battle for second place

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Bunker Hill limited East Lincoln to two hits and only three baserunners in its 2-0 win over the Mustangs on Wednesday to take sole possession of second in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference softball standings. Sophomores Kaley Reel and Maddie Hatfield singled for East Lincoln. Reel…

Rebels seek back-to-back SD-7 titles

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  RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — West Lincoln suffered its biggest defeat in over three years on Wednesday, but all it did was prepare the Rebels for today — and beyond. West Lincoln, which was run-ruled by the nation’s second-ranked team in Alexander Central, can clinch its second conference…

Doeren ‘excited’ for Roseboro’s future with ’Pack

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RICHARD WALKER The Gaston Gazette According to his new coach, Lincolnton’s Darian Roseboro has had to deal with being homesick at N.C. State. But Roseboro showed enough in Wolfpack spring football practice to leave Dave Doeren excited about the 6-foot-4, 280-pounder’s future. “I just met with him today,” Doeren said…