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Post 30 sweeps South Caldwell

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lane Hoover had four hits, and Frank Hatchett and Adam Campbell combined for a pair of shutouts as Lincolnton Post 30 downed South Caldwell B 5-0 and 4-0 in a Junior American Legion doubleheader at Lincolnton on Wednesday. In Game 1, Hatchett scattered two hits across five innings,…

Calendar — 6/20/14

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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 Gaffney (S.C.) at Cherryville, 7 p.m. Summer league baseball Alexander Central at E. Lincoln, 6 p.m. (DH) Saturday, June 21 Sr. Legion baseball Cherryville at Caldwell Co., 7 p.m.…

Narcs round up drug suspects

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies scoured the streets of Lincoln County this morning, looking for alleged drug offenders in the seventh round-up initiative the Sheriff’s Office has carried out since 2010. Narcotics investigators spent several months conducting surveillance and carrying out undercover drug buys on the 60 suspects targeted by…

Firm purchases Actavis plant, saves 300 jobs

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer G&W Laboratories, Inc. has taken over the former Actavis facility, located off of Highway 150, saving 300 jobs that were expected to be lost with the plant’s closure. After learning that Actavis planned to phase out production and ultimately close the Lincoln County plant, the New…

A taste of the Civil War

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Historical interpreter shows Boy Scouts items from state’s Civil War history JACLYN ANTHONY LTN Staff Members of Boy Scout Troop 74 got a glimpse of the everyday life of a Confederate soldier on Monday. Andy Reed, a historical interpreter for the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, visited Rhyne Heights…

Boy stable after accidental hanging

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A 10-year-old Lincolnton boy received critical injuries this week after accidentally hanging himself, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday at a home on the 2800 block of Long Shoals Road, according to an agency press release. The boy’s…

Investigators still looking for missing Vale woman

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies remain on the hunt for a missing Vale woman who was last seen leaving her residence in May, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Toasha Nicole Rice, 27, has been missing since May 26, when family told deputies they spotted her leaving her residence on…

Commissioners move ahead with next year’s budget

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer After additional discussion at a meeting Monday night meeting, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 County Budget, with commissioners Carroll Mitchem and James Klein in opposition. The final decision was made during an impromptu budget workshop held after…

Pitchers rule

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Arms dominant in county twinbill By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– Gabe Ellis picked up where Mitchell Keener left off. The North Lincoln Black right-hander tossed a two-hit gem to come away with a 2-0 win over Lincolnton Post 30 on Monday. It was the second time in…

NL Black splits DH with South Caldwell B

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS North Lincoln Black’s pitching continued to roll in its split of a doubleheader with South Caldwell B on Tuesday. Mitchell Keener gave up one hit and struck out six in three scoreless innings for the win, and Chris Jorgensen allowed a run on two hits and fanned one…