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Surratt qualifies for Elite 11 semifinals

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Having already mastered the local stage, Chazz Surratt gets to show off his skills on a national level. The East Lincoln quarterback is one of 30 from across the country selected to compete in the national semifinals of the Nike Elite 11 Quarterback Competition. The round…

Eagles, Hiwassee Dam try again today

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Eagles, Hiwassee Dam try again today   RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Lincoln Charter was set to open the first regional softball series in school history on Tuesday, but the weather wouldn’t allow it. Game 1 of the best-of-three 1A West regional series between the second-seeded Eagles (22-2) and No. 1…

Lincolnton PD to parents: ‘ Know what is on your children’s phones ’

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer When the Lincolnton Police Department arrested 17 men in a sting operation designed to nab potential predators at the conclusion of a four-month operation last week, detective Brent Heavner began to learn firsthand about the many ways that offenders scour the internet looking to set up…

West Lincoln JROTC receives distinguished unit award

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Staff report The 12th annual Blue/Gold Award Ceremony held on May 14th was highlighted with the announcement of the “Rebel Navy” as a NJROTC Area Six Distinguished Unit for the fourth consecutive year – a first in the history of the unit. The award is earned by the top 30…

Obituaries — 5-25-15

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Obituaries for May 25, 2015. Cheryl Ann Brewster Horne Cheryl Ann Brewster Horne, age 58, of 5164 Flay Road in Lincolnton, died on Saturday, May 23, 2015. No services are planned at this time. Cheryl was born October 2, 1956, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Arline Stone Gayhart and the late…

West Lincoln comes up short

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Softball drops heartbreaker at Forbush RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor EAST BEND — West Lincoln, a newcomer to the fourth round of the state softball playoffs, had Forbush, a perennial power, exactly where it wanted — down a run with three outs to go. But, in the end, experience prevailed. The…

Baseball’s rally falls short at Randleman

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln’s improbable run through the baseball playoffs has come to an end. Tanner Routh went 2-for-3, Clint Marsh went 2-for-4, and Randleman scored six runs in the fourth and fifth innings combined to win 7-6 Friday and end the Rebels’ season in the fourth round of the…

Lincoln County drops season opener

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln County Post 455 found itself in a nine-run hole to the Gaston Braves Saturday and couldn’t recover in a 13-5 season-opening loss. The Gaston Braves led 9-0 before the Cardinals scored a pair of runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth on a three-run…

THIS WEEK’S GAMES — 5-25-15

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This week’s games for May 25, 2015. Today Legion baseball Cherryville at Alexander Co., 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 Softball NCHSAA 1A West regional series, Game 1: Lincoln Charter at Hiwassee Dam, time TBA Wednesday, May 27 Softball NCHSAA 1A West regional series, Game 2: Hiwassee Dam at Lincoln Charter,…

Our View: A job well done

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The Lincolnton Police Department has done Lincolnton, Lincoln County and the region a great service with officers’ arrests of 17 alleged sexual predators in a sting operation, detailed in a Page 1 story in today’s edition. Busts were conducted from February through May when officers posed as an underage girl…