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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:…

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…