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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…

Commissioners ironing out next year’s budget

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners made minor changes to the proposed Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget during their final budget work session on Friday. After another lengthy discussion regarding the proposed solid waste fee changes, county commissioners were able to come to a unanimous decision. Starting July…

United Way group stocks backpacks for students’ summer vacations

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Teen volunteers with United Way of Lincoln County recently packaged and donated activity bags to local elementary school children for the purpose of keeping their minds active all summer long. The nonprofit organization’s Teen Board — students who attend Lincoln Charter and each of the county’s…

Figuring it out

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Post 100 wins odd one with Post 29 By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE –– Cherryville Post 100’s first hit Friday was a home run by Dillon Harris in the fifth inning, it’s last led to a two-base error and allowed the eventual winning run to score, and nearly everything…

EL, WL split summer league DH

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS East Lincoln and West Lincoln split their Western Piedmont Instructional League doubleheader on Saturday. Charles Mack George went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs, and Matt Bumgarner went 2-for-3 and drove in a run to lead the Rebels to an 8-5 win in Game 1. Dallas Bridges…

Calendar — 6/9/14

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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 Gastonia at Lincoln Co., 7 p.m. Jr. Legion baseball Lincolnton Post 30 at S. Caldwell, 5 p.m. (DH) Tuesday, June 10 Sr. Legion baseball Cherryville at Hickory Summer league…

Our View: Better toe the line

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Look out, Board of Education members — if you have the audacity to disagree with your colleagues, and then have the gall to share that opinion with this newspaper and its readers, you can expect a public tongue lashing during an official meeting. That’s precisely what happened to Clayton Mullis…

Criminal Charges — 6-9-14

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Ben Lester Schronce Jr., 33, of 3079 Beaver Dam Ln. in Lincolnton was charged June 3 with one count each of communicating threats and second-degree trespassing, for which a $32,000 secured bond was set, and charged June 5 with one count…