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Man in Maiden falls from bridge, taken to hospital

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A man in Maiden fell off a bridge and suffered injuries, according to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. The incident happened Friday morning, and the victim was transported by Catawba County Emergency Medical Services to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Sheriff’s Office officials…

Loftin-led Spinners open Saturday

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Phillip Loftin had a dream, and that dream is now a reality. The former East Lincoln High baseball standout is now the general manager and head coach of the upstart Mooresville Spinners, a first-year collegiate wooden bat summer league program in the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League.…

One at a time

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Eagles learn from last year’s early playoff exit to reach fourth round By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Lincoln Charter School got caught last season thinking ahead, so this year the only thing on the Eagles’ minds is the next game. That next game is also the farthest they’ve…

Knights hit the road

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Head to Monroe for quarterfinals By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– Pounding the softball got North Lincoln to the fourth round, and it won’t take anything different to keep its season alive. The Knights will play their first true road game in over three weeks tonight when they…

Rebels sweep individual league awards

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE –– With the conclusion of the 2014 season for all Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference softball teams, West Lincoln left zero doubt which one was the best. After sweeping the regular season and conference tournament titles, the Rebels cleaned house in the league’s…

Calendar — 5/23/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Softball NCHSAA 1A state playoffs: Lincoln Charter at Murphy Hiwassee Dam, 5 p.m. NCHSAA 3A state playoffs: N. Lincoln at Monroe Sun Valley, 7 p.m. Legion baseball Lincoln Co. at Clover (S.C.),…

Obituaries — 5-23-14

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Bill Freeman CROUSE — Mr. Bill Freeman, 83, of St. Mark’s Church Road, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. Born in Gaston County on March 12, 1931 he was a son of the late William Daniel Freeman and Hyacinth Whitesides Freeman.  Bill…

EDITOR’S NOTE — Hands off the recorder

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Journalists like tape recorders. If you touch them, or try to take them away from us, we can’t be responsible for what happens next. That’s why I’m not buying the sorry excuses being offered up by state Sen. Rick Gunn, R-Alamance, who on Tuesday told everyone…

Around Town — 5-23-14

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FRIDAY Camp registration Registration is now available for students interested in participating in one of the summer camp programs with Lincoln County’s 4-H Youth Development and the N.C. Cooperative Extension. To register or for more information on specific camps offered, call (704) 736-8452. Medal of Honor Day American Legion Post…

More rest needed, rocking chair nearby

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist A friend who says she would not miss one of my newspaper columns called last week and wanted to know if I still had my rocking chair. I told her that it would be among the last things to go. I spend more and more time…