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Rollin’ Rebels

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WL sweeps Newton-Conover By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor NEWTON –– West Lincoln may have opened its Western Piedmont Instructional League season on a down note, but it’s making sure it ends on a high one. Charles Mack George was perfect at the plate, reaching base six times with three hits…

Cardinals ease by Post 170

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor TAYLORSVILLE –– The Lincoln County Cardinals got just what they needed at the right time. Brady Drennen had three hits and three RBIs, Alex Pickeral drove in three runs and Paul Cochrane breezed his way through five-plus innings as the Cardinals eased their way past…

Lincoln County lands 9 on all-district teams

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln County is well represented in this year’s N.C. Softball Coaches Association all-district awards. West Lincoln landed five on the 2A list, and North Lincoln had four on the 3A list for District 6. The Rebels, who went 22-4 and swept the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference…

Calendar — 6/25/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Sr. Legion baseball Huntersville at Lincoln Co., 7 p.m. Jr. Legion baseball Huntersville at N. Lincoln Black, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26 Sr. Legion baseball Cherryville at Shelby, 7 p.m. Summer league…

A budget is born

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer While many residents are gearing up for the Fourth of July and other fun summer festivities next month, Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners and county staff members are awaiting the start of the new fiscal year. Less than a week away, the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year will…

Shooting leaves one injured

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Anthony Gene Robinson, 29, of Lincolnton, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury following a shooting incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Officers with the Lincolnton Police Department were dispatched and en route to a disturbance call received from 1025…

State unemployment rate rises slightly

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Staff report The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 6.4 percent, increasing 0.2 percent from April’s revised rate of 6.2 percent, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce report. The national rate, however, remained unchanged at 6.3 percent. Nationally, the number of persons unemployed was 9,799,000, while the…

Arts Council announces grants, woodturning exhibit

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Staff report The Arts Council of Lincoln County is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program sub-grants, through August 15. Providing quality arts experiences since 1977, the program uses a per capita based formula and partners with all 100 counties in the state to enable arts…

The boys of summer

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Student privacy, business bills move through GA

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Staff report Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 1031, co-sponsored by Lincoln County Republican Rep. Jason Saine, into law Tuesday afternoon. According to a press release from the governor’s office, the bill will create a nonprofit corporation to assist the Department of Commerce in fostering and retaining jobs and business…