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Mustangs blow out Bandys in SD-7 opener

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Turnovers doom Knights at South Iredell LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS DENVER — Chazz Surratt threw for a career-best 380 yards and four touchdowns, and East Lincoln rode the big play to a 48-17 win over Bandys on Friday in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference opener for both teams. Surratt had…

Promise kept

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Jackson leads turnaround this season at North Lincoln RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — Richard Jackson made a promise as a freshman that his senior year would be different. So far, the North Lincoln wingback has kept his word. Jackson, who turned 17 on Tuesday, leads a Knights team…

NL opens NPC play

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Knights head to South Iredell RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — North Lincoln has had some early-season success, but what happens today and beyond is what is really important. The Knights open North Piedmont 3A/4A Conference play at South Iredell, and do so with an opportunity they haven’t had…

Sports Editor Ryan Herman’s Week 6 picks

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Conference play is officially here. While wins that happened in Weeks 1-5 do matter, what happens in Weeks 6-12 matter more. A team can win all four of its non-conference games, then go 0-7 in league play, and miss the playoffs all together. A team can…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — EL girls dominate SD-7 XC meet

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS East Lincoln’s girls cross country team continued its dominance in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference with a win at Sally’s YMCA in Denver on Tuesday. The Mustangs scored 31 points, 19 points better than second place West Lincoln. Following the Rebels were Newton-Conover (83), Maiden (88),…

Bust nets 2 for heroin

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Lincoln County narcotics investigators placed a Catawba County couple under arrest for heroin charges Wednesday afternoon, following a three-month surveillance operation. According to a press release, Melissa Rachelle Sipe, 34, of 25 North Davis Avenue in Newton, and Jason Matthew Owen, 30, of 2151 Kool Park…

Sports Calendar — 9/26/14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Today Varsity football Bandys at E. Lincoln,…

Ingles opens Lincolnton location

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Ingles employees and management officials worked diligently this week in preparation for the Boger City supermarket’s grand opening early Thursday morning. The newest addition to Lincoln County’s supermarket options, some of Ingles’ features include a Starbucks, an Asian food dine-in option, pharmacy, a floral department, an…

Hmong families, once fleeing violence in Laos, now living the American Dream

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Community thrives through agricultural businesses JACLYN ANTHONY LTN Staff While the U.S. war against communism raged in Vietnam, a then-unknown aspect of that conflict, now referred to as the Secret War, was playing out in Laos, a small landlocked country situated between Vietnam, China and Thailand. Unacknowledged by the U.S.…

Commissioners update UDO for solar farms

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After a lengthy, heated discussion, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 at a meeting on Monday to approve an amendment regarding solar farms in the county’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). County Commissioners Cecelia Martin and Carroll Mitchem voted against the amendment. According to Zoning Administrator…