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Hickory spoils Cardinals’ late rally RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor NEWTON — One swing put the Lincoln County Cardinals in prime position for a signature win, but Hickory still had three outs to work with, and it made the best of them. Nathaniel Scoggins had his ninth-inning go-ahead home run spoiled…

Upcoming Games — 6-15-15

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Upcoming games for June 15, 2015. This schedule may not include postponements, cancellations or make-ups not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Summer league baseball N. Lincoln at Hickory, 6 p.m. (DH) Tuesday, June 16 Summer league baseball E. Lincoln at W. Caldwell, 6 p.m. (DH) Lincolnton at Draughn, 6…

Local To-Do’s — 6-15-15

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Local To-Do’s for June 15, 2015. HALL OF FAME BANQUET: The Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame will hold its annual banquet and induction ceremony at 6 p.m. on June 27 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Tickets for the event are $25 and will be on sale at…

Lincolnton Parks & Recreation kicks off summer programs

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer As the summer gets into swing, Lincolnton Parks & Recreation has a full schedule of offerings for area youth and adults to participate in. Director Richard Haynes said he is proud of what his department has been able to offer the community for many years. “I…

School board holds final meeting of school year

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County’s Board of Education spent nearly an hour paying tribute to various students during its final meeting of the school year on Tuesday. The school board spent its time before a nearly two-hour-long closed session acknowledging a packed audience for various achievements earned both for…

Criminal Charges — 6-15-15

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Criminal charges for June 15, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Carl Hampton Melchor, 48, of 1524 J Rhyne Reep Rd. in Vale was charged June 10 with one count of simple assault. A secured $2,500 bond was set. Judy Girdler McGee, 66, of 6141 Clearbrook…

Program will keep kids fed

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Lincoln County parents searching for a way to feed their children now that school is out of session will have little reason to worry this summer. All children 18 and under will be able to pick up free breakfast and lunch at 25 different locations each…

Museum shows rich southern railroad heritage

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Just a short jaunt across the Lincoln County line into Catawba County sits a railroad museum perched in the downtown district of Newton. For train and railroad enthusiasts, an afternoon spent touring the grounds could serve as time well spent. The Southeastern Narrow Gauge and Shortline…

Son keeps Home Place tradition alive

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Though he’s been gone three years, the thought of David Heafner still stirs up emotions in his 25-year-old son. Tears well up in Clay Heafner’s eyes as he reminisces about his late father, the former owner of Home Place Restaurant at 1700 Highway 27 in Lincolnton.…

Knights, Wolves cross the stage

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