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Lack of funding, building repairs put local Boys and Girls Club in jeopardy

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A local nonprofit for children looking to get underway in Lincoln County early next year is in need of significant funding before it can open its doors. Since 2012, Boys and Girls Clubs of Lincoln County has been making plans to build a community program in…

Zickefoose ready to take reins as city’s finance director

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer City Manager Jeff Emory announced his decision Wednesday to hire Lincoln County Schools’ Assistant Superintendent for Business Steve Zickefoose as the city’s new finance director. After three months of thorough application review and interviews, he felt that Zickefoose was perfect for the position. “The finance director’s…

Students see dangers of drunk driving firsthand

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Students at West Lincoln High School experienced a mock car crash Friday morning to illustrate the deadly dangers of drinking and driving. Because the school prom took place the following day, teachers and local first-responders thought it vital to show the effects of driving under the…

Denver dog kennel on agenda for commissioners

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners will determine the fate of controversial Denver dog kennel permit request at its meeting tonight. Earlier this month, county commissioners and the Lincoln County Planning Board listened to a request for a conditional use permit to construct a dog day care…

Post 455 swept in doubleheader

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor GRANITE FALLS –– Bruce Bolick got exactly what he wanted out of Sunday’s season-opening doubleheader, and so did his players. The fans? Not so much. The longtime Lincoln County Post 455 manager used the twinbill at M.S. Deal Stadium as a way to get all…

Keep poundin’

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Knights hit their way to Round 3 By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– North Lincoln feels if it’s going to make a run at a state softball title it’s going to have to hit. The Knights did plenty of it in the second round. Peyton Wilson and Hollyn…

Silver for Shannon in 3,200

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS North Lincoln senior Ryan Shannon followed up his Midwest 3A regional title in the 3,200 meters by winning silver at the NCHSAA state 3A track and field championships on Friday at N.C. A&T University. Shannon, who has signed to run cross country and track at Appalachian State, finished…

Last-inning collapse costs Mustangs

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By DAVID KEEVER LTN Correspondent SYLVA –– Agony. Heartbreak. Devastation. No matter which word you choose, it’s hard to describe what East Lincoln felt Friday night following an 8-7 second round playoff loss to Smoky Mountain in Sylva. In a game East Lincoln dominated for 6 1/2 innings, the bottom…

Rebels, Eagles move on in state softball playoffs

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln pounded its way to 18 hits and the Rebels cruised by visiting Franklin 11-4 Friday to reach the third round of the NCHSAA state 2A softball playoffs. West Lincoln (22-3) will travel to East Rutherford, a 6-0 winner over Polk County, for a third round game…

Calendar — 5/19/14

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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 Tuesday, May 20 Softball NCHSAA 1A state playoffs: Murphy at Lincoln Charter, 5 p.m. NCHSAA 2A state playoffs: W. Lincoln at E. Rutherford, 6 p.m. NCHSAA 3A state playoffs:…