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Blood drive scholarships gear up

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  Staff report   The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is recruiting students to help kick off its sixth annual “Students Saving Summer Scholarship” program on June 1. High school and college students who organize and host a successful blood drive with CBCC between June and September have the…

Community News

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  Service News   Navy Seaman Recruit Aliyah Shakir, daughter of Jahid Shakir, of Gastonia, and Sabretta Spann, of Iron Station, graduated from the United States Navy’s basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Training included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting,…

Hutchins, Bates wedding

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Sgt. and Mrs. Jayme Lyle Bates Jennifer Alaine Hutchins of Jacksonville and Sgt. Jayme Lyle Bates of Jacksonville were united in marriage at Equine Country in Jacksonville on March 29, 2014. Rev. Miriam Brazier officiated the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. Jennifer is the daughter of Clyde and Kim Arrowood…

Police: Man reports robbery after money taken during drug deal

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  Froneberger   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   An eastern Lincoln County man who told police he was robbed at gunpoint on Monday later admitted his money was taken during a planned drug deal. Timothy Paul Froneberger, of 8794 Hagars Ferry Road in Denver, called police just before 5 p.m.…

Main Street business shut down for gas leak

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Employees evacuated a downtown Lincolnton store Tuesday morning after smelling natural gas, fire officials said. Individuals at Merle Norman, located on East Main Street, called 911 around 9:30 a.m. with report of a potential gas leak. According to Lincolnton Fire Department chief Mitch Burgin,…

Board approves two new building inspectors

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to approve two new building inspector positions. According to Director of Planning and Inspections Andrew Bryant, the inspectors currently on staff are struggling to meet the county’s rising inspection demands. Currently, each inspector averages 16.2 inspections…

Clerk, Board of Commissioners candidates voice views at forum

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    ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County residents gathered at Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver on Tuesday to participate in a candidate forum for the upcoming primary election. The forum, sponsored by the East Lincoln Betterment Association, featured the Republican candidates for the county’s Board of Commissioners and…

How sweep it is

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Pitching helps Knights handle LHS By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Paul Cochrane may have forgotten he was scheduled to start, but most certainly didn’t forget how to pitch. The North Lincoln sophomore took a perfect game into the seventh inning Monday, hours after being reminded it was his turn to…

Rebels down Crest, reach semis

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Matt Bumgarner doubled home the tying run then scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch, and Chandler Jenkins closed to door as West Lincoln upset Shelby Crest 7-6 Monday in the opening round of the 2014 Shelby FCA Easter Baseball Tournament at Shelby High School. The win…

Calendar — 4/23/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Baseball E. Lincoln vs. Padua Franciscan (Ohio) at Ripken Experience, Myrtle Beach, noon Shelby Easter tournament, at Shelby High: W. Lincoln vs. S. Caldwell, 7:30 p.m. Softball Cherryville Easter tournament, at Cherryville:…