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Winningest coach in WL history dies

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Elliott’s teams won 58 games in nine seasons RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Brennan Elliott knew how to get the most out of every situation, and that’s how he squeezed 58 wins out of his West Lincoln players in nine short years. The Rebels’ winningest coach in their football history passed…

North Lincoln hosts Greyhounds in key NPC contest

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor North Lincoln coach David Maness has told his team all season that it controls its own destiny. That couldn’t be more true heading into tonight. The Knights host Statesville at 7:30 in a game that has huge state playoff implications. The teams are tied for fourth…

BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS — Wolves ‘survive’ Thomasville

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Lincolnton looked dominant in the first five minutes. The rest of the way it did just enough to get by. The Wolves struck quick and early in their first round NCHSAA state 2A boys soccer playoff match on Wednesday, but Thomasville didn’t go quietly in Lincolnton’s…

LOCAL — LCS soccer moves on

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s boys soccer team is headed to the second round of the state playoffs for the second straight year. The Eagles avenged a pair of regular season losses to Pine Lake Prep by beating the Pride 1-0 in a NCHSAA state 1A playoff match on Wednesday. Lincoln…

LMS repeats as soccer champs

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton Middle School’s boys soccer team continued its dominance in the Tri-County Conference championship. The Wildcats capped a perfect season with a 4-2 win over visiting Chase on Thursday, and ran their win streak to 23 matches dating back to last season. Lincolnton (12-0) hasn’t lost since its…

WLMS wins league softball title

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln Middle owns the Tri-County Conference softball title once again. The Chiefs defeated visiting Boiling Springs Crest 7-4 on Thursday to win the league championship for the third time in the last four seasons. West Lincoln (11-1) bounced back this season after falling in the semifinals a…

Lincolnton Fire offers safety tips

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Staff report Halloween is a favorite holiday for children and adults alike. In order to help Lincoln County residents stay safe while they are out trick-or-treating, the Lincolnton Fire Department provided a few safety tips for those enjoying the festivities, courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association. When choosing a…

Our View: Getting back

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Manufacturing jobs are our future. In a consumer-driven economy, the only way the United States will continue to grow and thrive is if we make things here at home. Purchasing goods that are manufactured overseas, even from companies that have corporate headquarters in the U.S., does next to nothing to…

It’s Halloween and many turkeys around

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist What will we talk about after Election Day? Will we still be discussing the enormous amount of money that was spent to elect a U.S. Senator? Or will we be wondering what the one elected will accomplish? I missed the chance to add $5 to the…

Business Spotlight: The Salty Petal

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Co-owners Tosha Smith and Janice Rollins have joined forces to revitalize and relocate The Salty Petal, the newest addition to Lincolnton’s Main Street storefronts. A full-service floral and gift shop, The Salty Petal offers a diverse inventory of fresh flowers and plants in both contemporary, traditional…