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Quartet ready to swing for titles RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The girls golf state championships begin Monday, and four locals can’t wait to take a swing at a title. East Lincoln’s Rachael Lindsay and West Lincoln’s Harley Schronce will compete for a combined 1A/2A title, while Karleigh Morrison and Mary…

Wolves, N-C to vie for second

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Lincolnton and Newton-Conover meet tonight with one goal in mind — to keep up with the Mustangs. The Wolves and Red Devils will convene at Gurley Stadium in Newton tonight in a battle between teams tied for second place behind Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference-leading…

This week’s picks

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln’s offense may be the best I’ve ever seen. I was in college when Charlotte Independence went on its state title run, and was out of the county when Lincolnton’s offense was top-notch behind Zack Gibson (2002-05), C.J. Wilson (2004-07) and Dee Littlejohn (2008-11), and…

LCS volleyball team reaches fourth round

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s volleyball had never won a state playoff game heading into last weekend. The Eagles have now won three, and are two wins away from playing for a state title. Lincoln Charter traveled north of Durham towards the Virginia state line on Thursday, and won the final…

Calendar — 10-24-14

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Upcoming games This list of events may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All times listed are varsity start times: Today Varsity football E. Lincoln at W. Caldwell, 7:30 p.m. Lincolnton at Newton-Conover, 7:30 p.m. N. Lincoln at Lake Norman, 7:30 p.m. Maiden at W.…

Obituaries — 10-24-14

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Mary Grace Reynolds Bell Mary Grace Reynolds Bell, age 83, of Denver, died on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Her funeral service will be held at noon on Monday, October 27, 2014, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Ingle officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The…

School board violated state open meetings law

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Staff report Lincoln County Board of Education Chair Candy Burgin told members of the media that the school board has been in violation of North Carolina’s open meetings laws in its handling of school personnel matters after the adjournment of a special called meeting on Thursday. The violation came to…

NAACP voters March to the Polls

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Group describes importance of voting, even in a midterm year Staff report Across the state Thursday, numerous registered voters participated in the “Moral March to the Polls,” led by local branches of the NAACP’s Forward Together Moral Movement. According to an NAACP press release, the rallies were designed to encourage…

Candidate Survey: NC House of Representatives

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Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News submitted a series of policy questions to the candidates for District 97 in the North Carolina House of Representatives. The responses from Republican incumbent Jason Saine and Democrat challenger Rosemary Hubbard are below. — M.G. If elected, what is one thing that you will do…

Cherryville police chief won’t serve prison time

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Former Cherryville Police Chief Woody Burgess, 61, will face no jail time after being charged in 2013 for embezzlement. According to documents from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina’s office, Burgess was charged with one count of program embezzlement after he allegedly…

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