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Obituaries — 6-4-14

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Dr. John Reeves Gamble Jr. Dr. John Reeves Gamble Jr., born March 26, 1922 in Lincolnton to the late Dr. John Reeves and Hope Seibert Gamble passed away June 2, 2014 in Lincolnton. He is preceded in death by his wife Betty Rhodes Gamble, a brother Dr. James Seibert Gamble,…

Editor’s Note Our man in D.C.

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Just the name of the place is enough to make most people cringe — Washington. It symbolizes inaction and corruption and scandal to many Americans, and probably brings up worse, unprintable terms overseas. The city is synonymous with government — big government — and in that…

Low turnout shortens East Lincoln Relay

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Organizers seek more donations to make up for shortfall JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer East Lincoln Relay for Life officials are seeking additional community donations for cancer research after a second fundraising event over the weekend attracted a small crowd of supporters. The mini Relay event took place Friday at Denver…

Crouse man to appear on new MTV talent show

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Crouse native Otto Reynolds will showcase his musical talents on MTV’s newest reality show, Copycat. The 24 year-old first discovered his talent for singing while auditioning for a role in West Lincoln Middle School’s annual musical. “One of my friends was auditioning, and she begged me…

First responders train for disasters

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincoln County first-responders teamed up Friday to practice preparedness drills for potential future radiological emergencies. The two-day, 12-hour training session, hosted by Lincoln County Emergency Management (LCEM), took place at North 321 Fire Department, the county fire agency appointed for local emergency workers to undergo decontamination…

Commissioners to hold public hearing on budget

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Budget and CIP at the Board of Commissioners meeting tonight. The Times-News previously reported on the board’s May 23 meeting, where they discussed several controversial items, such as the proposed…

Applications accepted for Apple Queen

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Staff Report The Apple Queen Pageant has been a community staple for many years, recognizing a Lincoln County high school upperclassman or college student for her intelligence, professionalism, fitness and congeniality. Applications are now being accepted for the 35th anniversary scholarship pageant, set for July 26 at the Citizens Center…

Around Town — 6-2-14

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MONDAY Baseball camp signups Bandy’s High School will host the Bryan and Kris Harvey Baseball Camps 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16-19 (for rising 7th-12th graders) and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23-26 (for rising 4th-6th graders), both at Mezzepa Park in Mooresville. Cost is $250. To register,…

ELHS spring award winners

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS The following student-athletes were East Lincoln High’s trophy award winners for the sports season. Also included are its athletes of the year: Girls track and field MVP: Frances Massey Mustang Award: Shelbee Knopf   Boys track and field MVP: Tyler Mispley Mustang Award: Matt Schenck, Sam Krehnbrink Boys Distance…

Cardinals split division contests

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Lincoln County Post 455 was in need of something big, and Nick Savoie gave it just what it needed. Savoie threw six poised innings and hit a grand slam to help the Cardinals salvage their weekend, as they avenged Friday’s ugly division-opening loss to…