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Lincoln County folks ready for Christmas

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist It was the day before Christmas and all over Lincoln County folks were stirring and waiting for the big day. If you looked north and south, you could see that many were ready with colorful lights draped over fences and shrubs and if you looked east…

WRESTLING — Holiday duals

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Wolves win own 10-team tourney LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Both Lincolnton and West Lincoln finished their pre-Christmas matches with a bang. The Wolves won their own dual-team tournament, the first Wolfpack Holiday Duals, on Tuesday, while the Rebels had three individual champions and eight finish in the top five at the Mark…

FOOTBALL — Former WL standout Poteat makes the grade

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Will Poteat has made the grade. The former West Lincoln football standout was one of five Wingate University football players named to the Capital One Academic All-America NCAA Division II football teams, the school announced in a media release earlier this month. Poteat, a graduate student, was a…

UPCOMING GAMES — 12/24/14

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Today No games scheduled Thursday, Dec. 25 No games scheduled Friday, Dec. 26 No games scheduled Saturday, Dec. 27 Basketball E. Lincoln Winter Jam begins Freedom Invitational begins Sunday, Dec. 28 No games scheduled Monday, Dec. 29 Basketball E. Lincoln Winter Jam, Day 2 Peoples Bank tournament begins at N.…

WRESTLING — ‘We were right there’

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N-C ekes by Rebels in SD-7 opener RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor NEWTON — Butch Ross didn’t get the result he hoped for, but he definitely saw the sky’s the limit for his West Lincoln wrestling team. Newton-Conover got a match-clinching pin from Holden Benfield late, and the Red Devils defeated the…

PREP BASKETBALL — Mustangs get off to strong start

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EL boys earn first 2 wins less than 19 hours apart PHILLIP GARDNER Gaston Gazette DENVER — After weeks and weeks of waiting to start the varsity boys basketball season, East Lincoln is off to a fast start with two wins in less than 19 hours. The Mustangs opened the…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Roseboro has five tackles in N.C. loss in Shrine Bowl

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Staff report South Carolina survived five turnovers and several tricks plays to beat North Carolina 21-12 Saturday in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in Spartanburg, S.C. Both offenses struggled, but South Carolina got a special teams touchdown for the game’s first score and capitalized on a late North Carolina fumble…

UPCOMING GAMES — 12/22/14

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Today Wrestling W. Lincoln at Cary tournament, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 Wrestling E. Lincoln at McDowell, 9 a.m. Wolfpack Holiday Duals at Lincolnton, 9:30 a.m. W. Lincoln at Cary tournament, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 No games scheduled Thursday, Dec. 25 No games scheduled Friday, Dec. 26 No games…

Obituaries — 12-22-14

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Alice Nora Varner Crouse Alice Nora Varner Crouse, 87, of 4712 E. Highway 150 in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, December 18, 2014. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at Providence Road Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Worley, Rev. Macon Ballard, and Rev.…

Our View: More oversight, less nonsense

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Lincolnton city manager Jeff Emory told this newspaper, in a story in Friday’s edition, that his self-approved 1 percent cost-of-living raise — a raise he wasn’t eligible for under the terms of his contract — was a simple oversight. If that’s the case, it begs the question what other simple…