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Criminal Charges — 6-11-14

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The Lincolnton Police Department reported the following arrests: Zakari Scott Paul Turner, 16, of 1174 Oak Grove Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton was charged June 4 with one felony count of common law robbery and one misdemeanor count of simple assault. A $15,000 secured bond was set. Tammy Christine Dean, 47,…

Service News — 6-11-14

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ELHS student to attend Marine Corps Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy Grant Athey, a junior at East Lincoln High School, was one of 150 high school students selected nationwide to attend the USMC 2014 Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy (SLCDA) at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va. from July…

Around Town — 6-11-14

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TODAY Kids camp Registration is now available for Gaston and Lincoln County 6th-8th graders to attend “Camp Discover” 8:30-11:45 a.m. daily June 16-19 at the Gaston College-Dallas campus in Gastonia. Students will learn about radio and television broadcasting, technology careers, nursing, yoga, health and fitness, cosmetology, fire training, law enforcement,…

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…