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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:…

Event recognizes Lincoln County’s elders

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Nearly 100 Lincoln County seniors gathered at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton on Friday to commemorate the local Senior Center’s “Older Americans Celebration.” The event recognizes the month of May being “Older Americans Month,” Senior Center Director Marti Hovis said. The event commenced with awarding…

No-kill animal shelter group seeking short-term foster homes

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A local nonprofit group is working hard to help Lincoln County’s homeless animals. Helping Animals To Survive, or HATS, is looking for immediate short-term, temporary foster volunteers in the community. According to a HATS press release, Lincoln County Animals Services is currently at maximum capacity and…

Around Town — 5-19-14

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TODAY Polio support group The Cleveland County Post-Polio Support Group will meet 6 p.m. in the conference room of the Life Enrichment Center of Shelby. Attendants are asked to bring their own meal. Beverages will be provided. Janet Walker, a polio survivor, will share her story. For more information, call…

Criminal Charges — 5-19-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Robert Lee Oxentine, 23, of Lawndale was charged May 14 with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. A $500 secured bond was set. Christopher Miles Honaker, 32, of 2451 Ridgecrest Dr. in Stanley was charged May 14 with one count…

Obituaries — 5-19-14

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June Mabel Shrum Auton  CROUSE — Mrs. June Mabel Shrum Auton age 97 of the Heath house and formally of Crouse died on Saturday May 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at McKendree United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tommy Conder and Rev. Bud Painter officiating. Burial…

Knights raided

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South Rowan ousts North Lincoln By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– North Lincoln coach Jon Carpenter was told South Rowan was a well-hitting baseball team. The Knights found out just how good it was first hand. Tyler Fuller hit the game’s first pitch over the fence, the Raiders…

’Stangs get by Shelby

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Savioe tosses 3-hit gem in win By DAVID KEEVER LTN Correspondent DENVER –– East Lincoln senior Nick Savoie went the distance on the mound for the Mustangs in their 4-2 first-round NCHSAA state 2A playoff win over Shelby at East Lincoln on Wednesday. With the victory, East Lincoln improved to…