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Remaining playoff-bound teams begin runs today

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln’s girls soccer team may have kicked off its state playoff run on Tuesday, but the rest of the local qualifying teams begin theirs today. Three baseball teams, four softball teams and a girls soccer team open their state playoff campaigns, with all but…

Wolves, Eagles earn top 10 finishes at state tournament

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton High finished tied for seventh and Lincoln Charter finished sixth in their respective classifications of the NCHSAA state boys golf championships. The Eagles, who were making their inaugural appearance in the state 1A tournament, shot a 36-hole 681 in the two-day event at Whispering Pines Country Club.…

Calendar — 5-14-14

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Upcoming games Today Baseball NCHSAA 1A state playoffs: Hiwassee Dam at Lincoln Charter, 5 p.m. NCHSAA 2A state playoffs: Shelby at E. Lincoln, 7 p.m. NCHSAA 3A state playoffs: S. Rowan at N. Lincoln, 7 p.m. Softball NCHSAA 1A state playoffs: Union Acad. at Lincoln Charter, 5 p.m. NCHSAA 2A…

Sen. Curtis blasts teacher who complained to GA

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A Charlotte schoolteacher and a North Carolina senator who represents Lincoln County are currently publicly at odds with one another. According to North Carolina Public Radio Station WUNC, Sarah Wiles, a science teacher for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, sent an email to every member of…

Criminal Charges 5-14-14

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Joshua Dale Owens, 23, of 102 Howie St. in Mt. Holly was charged May 9 with one count each of driving left of center and DWI. A $1,000 unsecured bond was set. Scott Roy Keever, 50, of 2552 W.…

Obituaries 5-14-14

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  Doris Jean Phillips Proctor Doris Jean Phillips Proctor, age 76, of 2519 Keener Road Lincolnton died on Sunday May 11, 2014. Funeral services were held Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, with Rev. Ken Jones officiating. The family received friends at the church…

Around Town – 5-14-14

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  WEDNESDAY     Drama camp registration   The Lincoln Theatre Guild is currently accepting applications for drama camps July 14-18 in Denver and July 21-25 in Lincolnton. To register or for more information, visit lincolntheatreguild.com. Bus trip The Newbold Alumni Association will host a bus trip to Atlantic City,…

City hires new finance director

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  Staff report   A familiar face in the county’s public sector will soon be leading Lincolnton’s Finance Department. Steve Zickefoose, Assistant Superintendent for Business with Lincoln County Schools, has been selected to serve as the city’s Finance Director, according to city manager Jeff Emory. This comes only a month…

Motorcycle shop expands in downtown

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    Iron Station Thunder purchases next-door building as business grows ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   A motorcycle shop is making plans to expand its Lincolnton location. Since April 2012, Iron Station Thunder has been gaining business from motorcycle enthusiasts up and down the East Coast. The rise in popularity…

Former firefighter admits to stealing from departments

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  Keever   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A former eastern Lincoln County firefighter admitted in court this month to embezzling thousands of dollars in funds from two different fire departments where he worked, according to the Clerk of Court’s Office. Lee Thomas Keever, 36, of 7096 Kidville Road in…