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WL softball wins fourth straight

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln’s softball team won its fourth straight game on Thursday when it defeated host Cherryville 10-5 in eight innings. No other details were reported. The Rebels (5-1) travel to Bunker Hill today. LINCOLN CHARTER 7, SOUTH POINT 2: At South Point, the Eagles picked up a non-conference…

Calendar — 3/14/14

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Upcoming games Junior varsity games begin at 4 or 4:30 p.m., with varsity games to follow, unless otherwise noted. Lincolnton, North Lincoln and West Lincoln do not have JV softball teams. This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Baseball Lincolnton at…

Troopers: Woman crashes into school bus, blows a .35

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Stanley woman blew more than four times the legal alcohol limit Tuesday afternoon after crashing her vehicle into the back of a Lincoln County school bus, troopers said. The incident happened around 4 p.m. on Old Plank Road at Cabin Lane in…

Local family uses tragic experience to help others

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Ever since an intoxicated driver struck and killed 20-year-old Crouse resident Andy Hovis in 2010, his family has been dedicated to helping others. The following year, the victim’s parents, Mark and Donna Hovis, along with Andy’s siblings Amber Bradford and Mark Jr., started the A.N.D.Y. Foundation.…

Artists and businesses getting ready for Art Crawl

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer More than 80 local artists and 40 area businesses will unite in downtown Lincolnton Friday evening for the 5th Annual First Federal Savings Bank Art Crawl. From wooden sculptures to organic paintings, handmade jewelry and pottery, the city’s spring staple event will showcase a variety of…

Maiden man charged with teen sex crimes

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Fredell JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A 26-year-old felon is accused of inappropriately touching a teen girl last month, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested Barry George Fredell, of 4132 Biggerstaff Road, on Friday. According to the arrest warrant, the Sheriff’s Office said, the suspect “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously…

Deputies looking for tips on pharmacy robbery

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer More than a month after a western Lincoln County drug store was robbed of at least $1,000 worth of prescription pills, Sheriff’s detectives said they have yet to make an arrest in the case. The law enforcement agency issued a press release Friday afternoon again seeking…

School Board to begin contract negotiations for Asbury, East Lincoln field house jobs

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Lincoln County’s Board of Education voted on Tuesday to begin contract negotiations with R.J. Leeper Construction, of Charlotte, for projects at Asbury Alternative and the East Lincoln High School field house. The board previously heard presentations from four contractors regarding the projects, and members were then…

EL tournament embodies caring

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By TONY CARDWELL Guest Columnist Standing at midfield, recent cancer survivor Mike Cadenhead and last year’s Andy Kosmala Memorial Tournament sponsor, rounds out his speech with the phrase “we care.” Mike really hit the nail on the head with that one. If there was one phrase to come out of…

Starting off right

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Rebels down Wolves in SD-7 opener By DAVID KEEVER LTN Correspondent VALE –– Chandler Jenkins, Kenny Stevens and Alec Johnson’s combined pitching effort was enough to shut out the Wolves Tuesday night as the Rebels won their conference opener 5-0 at West Lincoln. Of Lincolnton’s seven base runners in the…