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Obituaries — 6-11-14

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Estelle Cobb Long STANLEY — Estelle Cobb Long, age 94, of Stanley Total Living Center, died on Monday, June 9, 2014. Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Alexis Baptist Church with Rev. Sandy Marks and Rev. Scott Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in…

Gastonia drops Lincoln County

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Gastonia Post 23 rode its hot bats to a 10-7 come-from-behind win over the Lincoln County Cardinals on Monday at East Lincoln High School. Post 23 scored its runs on 15 hits, and used a four-run sixth inning to turn a 6-5 deficit into a 9-5 lead. “They…

T-ball team tournament champions

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Boger City T-ball team the “Tigers” celebrated a tournament championship victory in their age group over Memorial Day weekend.…

OUR VIEW — Covering their behinds

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #85’s leadership is backpedaling after it came to light that the organization hired a blackface comedian to perform at an upcoming event. The Lodge claims none of its members knew comedian Willie P. Richardson performed in blackface when they hired him for…

Calendar — 6/11/14

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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 Asheville at Cherryville, 6 p.m. (DH) Clover (S.C.) at Lincoln Co., 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12 No games scheduled Friday, June 13 Sr. Legion baseball Gaston Braves at Cherryville,…

Barbecue, bikes rule at Hog Happenin’

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Local competitors strut stuff in cooking contest JACLYN ANTHONY LTN Staff Vinegar versus tomato. Memphis versus Lexington. Red slaw versus white. Y’all know what I’m talking about. It’s divisive. It’s delectable. It’s barbecue. This weekend, competitors travelled to Lincolnton to participate in the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition…

Police group hires blackface performer for fundraiser

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Fraternal Order of Police is facing backlash after announcing they selected William P. Richardson, a white comedian known for his blackface routines, to perform at their 2014 Comedy Benefit Concert. The Lincoln County NAACP branch first informed the Times-News and other local media…

Commissioners ironing out next year’s budget

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners made minor changes to the proposed Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget during their final budget work session on Friday. After another lengthy discussion regarding the proposed solid waste fee changes, county commissioners were able to come to a unanimous decision. Starting July…

United Way group stocks backpacks for students’ summer vacations

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Teen volunteers with United Way of Lincoln County recently packaged and donated activity bags to local elementary school children for the purpose of keeping their minds active all summer long. The nonprofit organization’s Teen Board — students who attend Lincoln Charter and each of the county’s…

Figuring it out

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Post 100 wins odd one with Post 29 By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE –– Cherryville Post 100’s first hit Friday was a home run by Dillon Harris in the fifth inning, it’s last led to a two-base error and allowed the eventual winning run to score, and nearly everything…