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Obituaries — 11-7-14

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Lena Pearl Grigg Martin Lena Pearl Grigg Martin, age 85, of Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at McKendree United Methodist Church with Rev. Gregg Plott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The…

This week’s picks

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Tonight is everyone’s final chance to get into the state playoffs. East Lincoln and Lincolnton are already in, while North Lincoln and West Lincoln need wins to boost their resumes. The undefeated Mustangs are playing for two things: A third straight conference title and a No.…

Lincolnton hosts Maiden with goal of finishing second

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Lincolnton and Maiden meet once again with the Wolves looking to earn second place. The teams met a year ago tied for second, but this time Lincolnton, which hosts the Blue Devils tonight at 7:30, holds that position all to itself heading into the final night…

Around Town

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TODAY Veterans Day Request Anyone owning a golf cart that would like to participate in the Veteran’s Day Parade by using it to transport veterans in the parade, please call Bill Ledford at Ledford’s Fabrics at (704) 732 – 0233 or (704) 735 – 7621. SATURDAY Craft Sale Messiah United…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Rebels top Mustangs, finish tied for second in JV football

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Brandon Schesny rushed for two touchdowns, and Dallas Bridges and Blake Brown accounted for two scores each as West Lincoln defeated East Lincoln 34-18 on Thursday on the final night of the junior varsity football season. Bridges threw a TD pass to Brown and ran for another, and…

Maiden woman faces county meth charges

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Staff report A Maiden woman is facing felony drug charges following a brief car chase with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators on Thursday. Jennifer Irene Brown, 33, of 3594 Airport Road in Maiden, was arrested after investigators received a tip that she would be at a location on Campground…

Lincoln C.C. tourney winners

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS A trio of locals won tournaments held at the Lincoln Country Club last month. Bud Lefevers won the Lincoln Country Club senior club championship and the super-senior championship (age 60-plus). The ladies club championship went to Barbara McCorkle, while Diane Painter won the ladies senior club championship. Results…

Too close to a bombing in Saudi Arabia

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Al Cockerline told me about serving in the Air Force and being sent to Saudi Arabia. He had been in the service for 17 years and had never been sent anywhere like this. He told me that when he arrived in Saudi Arabia he was set…

Criminal Charges

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: David Gerome Gail, 47, of 249 S Crigler Street in Charlotte was charged Nov. 4 with one count each of driving while license revoked, failure to comply and driving while impaired. An unknown bond amount was set. Caleb Alan Dills, 18,…

Shelter officials: More than 130 animals to be euthanized today

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Local non-profit and animal rescue group Helping Animals to Survive is making a last-minute effort to save over 130 animals from being euthanized at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter today. According to an email sent out to rescue groups in the area from Assistant Shelter Supervisor…