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LCS moves on

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Eagles reach quarterfinals for first time LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s softball team keeps rolling along. Emily Kenley hit a three-run home run and the Eagles battled back to down visiting Murphy 10-3 Tuesday in the third round of the NCHSAA state 1A softball playoffs. Lincoln Charter’s reward for making its…

Cavaliers too much for West Lincoln

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By TRAVIS DURKEE Special to the LTN FOREST CITY –– The dream season is over for West Lincoln’s softball team. After entering the third round of the NCHSAA state 2A playoffs Tuesday night at East Rutherford with a team batting average near .400 and scoring almost 10 runs per game,…

High Schools

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NCHSAA softball playoffs Quarterfinal round Friday at higher seed 1A East Princeton at Camden Co. Whiteville at Granville Central 1A West E. Wilkes at N. Surry LINCOLN CHARTER at Murphy Hiwassee Dam 2A East Wilson Beddingfield at Elizabeth City Northeastern S. Columbus at Siler City Jordan-Matthews 2A West W. Stanly…

Calendar — 5/21/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today No games scheduled Thursday, May 22 No games scheduled Friday, May 23 Softball NCHSAA 1A state playoffs: Lincoln Charter at Murphy Hiwassee Dam, TBD NCHSAA 3A state playoffs: N. Lincoln at Monroe…

Obituaries — 5-21-14

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  Frances Pittman Christopher DALLAS — Frances Pittman Christopher, age 80, of 1455 Alexis-High Shoals Road in Dallas, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Laughter officiating. Inurnment…

Sense of duty leads to local, state honors for EMT

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Paul DuPree will never forget the bittersweet moment he and fellow first-responders recovered the body of a young college student who had drowned in a lake in Chapel Hill. Working with Haywood County Emergency Medical Services at the time, he had encountered similar…

Candidate stumps in Lincolnton

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    Asheville challenger hopes to unseat Republican incumbent in November ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Congressional candidate Tate MacQueen shared his vision for a united North Carolina with Lincoln County residents Tuesday night at the county’s Democratic Headquarters in Lincolnton. For the past 20 years, MacQueen has served as…

Trio charged for local thefts

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Three Lincoln County men face a total of 15 felony counts after breaking into various locations in Denver and Mecklenburg County, stealing a variety of electronics, equipment and other items earlier this month, deputies said. According to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office press…

County gets first look at budget

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   County Manager Tracy Jackson shared the proposed Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget with county commissioners at their meeting Monday night. Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners is expected to hold its first budget workshop on Friday at noon at the Citizens Center. According to Jackson, this…

Ugandan youth choir shares song, culture with students

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   More than 20 children from Uganda’s Royal School & Orphanage spent time with students at Love Memorial Elementary School this week. The African children, who ranged in age from 9 to 16, are part of the school’s prestigious choir, Ugandan Thunder, which travels…