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Rain washes out Senior Legion games

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Wednesday’s non-division Senior American Legion baseball game between Clover (S.C.) Post 38 and Lincoln County Post 455 was rained out. Cardinals coach Bruce Bolick said the game could be made up on Monday or Tuesday, but nothing had been definitively scheduled as of Thursday. Post 455 has seven…

Calendar — 6/13/14

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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 Gaston Braves at Cherryville, 7 p.m. Mint Hill at Lincoln Co., 7 p.m. Summer league baseball Valdese Draughn at W. Lincoln, 6 p.m. (DH) Saturday, June 14 Jr. Legion…

The Reids: Like father, like son

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Law enforcement career runs deep in county deputy’s family JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer From an early age, Jason Reid can remember the impact his father had on the community as a law enforcement officer. Whether he and his family were at church, dinner or another public outing, Jason could sense…

Woman donates kidney to save relative’s life

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer One Pumpkin Center resident and Lincoln County business owner is donating a kidney today to save a relative’s life. Christina Stone, a massage therapist and owner of Healing Touch in Lincolnton, didn’t think twice about helping her mother-in-law, Kathy Stone, when doctors told the ill woman…

Comedian to drop blackface routine for F.O.P. event

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Willie P. Richardson is still expected to perform for the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #85’s comedy concert, but he will not do so until this fall, sans blackface. Fraternal Order of Police president, police lieutenant Brian Greene, released the organization’s statement to the…

Nashville recording artists coming to Denver for community concert

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Bruce Hedrick started playing piano and singing at age 3, and after picking up a guitar five years later, he’s been strumming and writing music ever since. The country/Gospel musician, a Statesville resident and Nashville recording artist, will be performing alongside fellow Nashville recording artist Chris…

Child heatstroke deaths are preventable

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AMY WADSWORTH Guest Columnist Seven deaths due to parents leaving children in a hot car have been reported already this year. Last year, 44 deaths occurred nationwide, including two in North Carolina. Kelly Ransdell, Safe Kids North Carolina director, advised caregivers to always provide layers of protection. “Always place important…

My great-grandmother was a gypsy

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PAULETTE BALLARD Guest Columnist Last week we were having some problems with out ATT-Uverse recorder and I called for service. Kevin Pitts, an ATT-Uverse employee, was sent to help me with my problem. As with everyone else I meet, I asked him, “What is a moment you will never forget?”…

Officials warn about deed scam

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Several Lincoln County residents have fallen victim to a property deed scam that has been circulating across the state. The email or mailed letter, titled “Deed Processing Notice,” lists the property owner’s name, address, parcel number, amount of sale as well as other public information regarding…

Bridge washed out during flooding to be repaired by state

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Staff report Construction is expected to begin this month on a Lincoln County bridge damaged from severe flooding during last summer’s storms. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded the contract to replace the Beam Lumber Road Bridge in Vale to Clark Ledbetter Construction for $466,919. According to the…