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EL softball advances to SD-7 semifinals

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Mike Freeman’s only message to his East Lincoln softball team heading into the conference tournament was win, no matter how it happens. The Mustangs heeded his words in the opening round. Booth Braswell went 3-for-3 and scored three runs, Carly Johnson went 4-for-4 with three…

Knights advance to NPC baseball semifinals

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Down to its last out, North Lincoln found a way to play on. The fifth-seeded Knights rallied from behind in the seventh inning Monday and defeated host West Iredell 5-4 to advance to today’s semifinals of the North Piedmont 3A/4A Conference baseball tournament. North Lincoln (12-11-1) is the…

Calendar — 5/7/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Baseball NP3A/4A tournament semifinals: Alexander Central at N. Lincoln, 7 p.m. SP1A tournament: Thomas Jefferson at Lincoln Charter, 4:30 p.m. Girls soccer E. Lincoln at Lincolnton Highland Tech at Lincoln Charter N.…

Obituaries 5-7-14

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  Albert Franklin Homesley IRON STATION — Albert Franklin Homesley, age 78, of Iron Station, died on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. His funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Pearl Baptist Church with Rev. Malcolm Ivey officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Gardens in Mt.…

Beam, Oakes lead Board of Commissioners primary, Hatley cruises to Clerk nomination

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    Tillis takes Republican primary for Senate, McHenry trounces Gaston County challenger ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer It was a close race, but Bill Beam and Martin Oakes appear to be the GOP candidates for county commissioner in November’s general election. Oakes won a place on the General Election ballot…

Deputies stumped by pipe bomb explosions

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office remains puzzled over who set off pipe bombs in an Iron Station neighborhood Monday morning and whether the incident was fueled by racism. Detectives said multiple pipe bombs exploded just before 1 a.m. in the 5900 block of…

Denver residents rail against proposed kennel at commissioners’ public hearing

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Residents of a Denver community vehemently argued against a proposed dog kennel at Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Applicants Robert Seitz and Pat McCaffery are requesting a conditional use permit for a 6.15-acre parcel located on the north side of Natalie Commons Drive, approximately…

Around Town — 5-7-14

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TODAY Adopt-a-Cop The 23rd Annual Adopt-A-Cop picnic for Lincoln County second graders will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Betty G. Ross Park, Madison St. in Lincolnton.  Last Man’s Club The Last Man’s Club will meet 11 a.m at Lincoln House restaurant in Lincolnton.  Quilt Guild The Piecemakers Quilt…

Criminal Charges 5-7-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: David Jerry Link, 52, of 1674 Pink Dogwood Trl. in Denver was charged May 2 with one count of manufacturing a schedule VI controlled substance. A $5,000 secured bond was set. Felipe Villafan Pena Jr., 21, of 2126 Underwood Ln. in…

Locals qualify for state track finals

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln County will be well represented at this weekend’s state 1A and 2A track and field championships. By finishing in the top four in their respective 1A and 2A West regional events on Saturday, Lincoln Charter qualified five for the NCHSAA state 1A track and field championships. East…