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THIS WEEK’S GAMES — 1/5/15

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Today No games scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 6 Basketball E. Lincoln at W. Caldwell Pine Lk. Prep at Lincoln Charter Lincolnton at Newton-Conover N. Lincoln at Mooresville Maiden at W. Lincoln Wrestling W. Caldwell at E. Lincoln, 7 p.m. New-Con at Lincolnton, 7 p.m. Mooresville at N. Lincoln, 6:30 p.m. W.…

Reader’s Forum — 1-2-15

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Road needs work Whoever is in charge of having roads repaved should have the paver come back and rework the intersections on Country Club road, especially the intersection at Lithia Inn road. It is worse than any of the potholes that were fixed. Bobby Costner Lincolnton Economic recovery not benefitting…

Drug sting nets 3 at city home

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Staff report The Lincolnton Police Department made three arrests on Tuesday and Wednesday as the result of an ongoing drug investigation. The investigation centered on a residence located at 609 Louise Avenue in Lincolnton and began after the Lincolnton Police Department received several complaints about the residence from citizens within…

Local veterans advocate to receive state’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is one of the most prestigious and respected awards bestowed upon a citizen of North Carolina. It honors those who have a proven record of service to the state and its people. Historically, the honor is conferred by the…

Criminal Charges — 1-2-15

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Sheldon Eugene Hopper, 44, of 2144 June Dellinger Rd. in Stanley was charged Dec. 30 with one count each of communicating threats and assault inflicting serious injury. An unknown bond amount was set. Emily Chante Griggs, 31, of 120 Whitesides Dr.…

Business and Community development director talks plans for 2015

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Since starting her employment nearly two months ago with the City of Lincolnton, Business and Community Development director Vicki Davis has immersed herself in the local community, engaging with current and prospective business owners. “I’ve been going around in and out of the businesses, talking to…

YEAR IN REVIEW — 2014: Year of the pigskin

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Football highlights county’s top sports stories Perfection Behind an offense that seemed to score at will and a defense that wouldn’t break, East Lincoln’s football team won all 16 of its games en route to a state championship for the second time in three seasons. The Mustangs pulled out one-point…

PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP — LHS girls top Knights, finish third

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Editor’s note: Due to space limitations this prep basketball roundup did not publish in the Wednesday, Dec. 31, edition. LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Kaniya Brown scored 21 points and Saylor Whitesides added 13 to lead Lincolnton to a 60-42 win over North Lincoln in the girls consolation game of the Peoples Bank…

FOOTBALL — Roseboro tells Harbaugh no

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Jim Harbaugh reached out to Darian Roseboro in hopes of changing the four-star defensive end’s mind about going to Michigan. It didn’t work. Roseboro, who is in California participating in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, said in a video interview with TheWolverine.com posted on Wednesday that…

UPCOMING GAMES — 1/2/15

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Today Basketball Newton-Conover at E. Lincoln Bunker Hill at Lincolnton W. Lincoln at W. Caldwell Wrestling E. Lincoln at Newton-Conover, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3 No games scheduled Sunday, Jan. 4 No games scheduled Monday, Jan. 5 No games scheduled…