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Kenley’s walk-off grand slam in 10th sends Lincoln Charter to fourth round

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — After grinding her way through 10 innings, Emily Kenley didn’t want to throw another pitch. She made sure she didn’t have to. Kenley’s walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th Tuesday sent the senior and her Lincoln Charter teammates to the fourth…

WL baseball reaches fourth round

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EL baseball eliminated; WL softball, LCS soccer each advance   LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln’s baseball team is proving seeds don’t matter. Sam High pitched a four-hit gem, and Charles Mack George drove in both of the Rebels’ runs in their 2-1 win at No. 9 Lake Norman Charter Tuesday in…

County budget clocks in at $89.9 million

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer During a 27-slide PowerPoint presentation on Monday night, Lincoln County manager Kelly Atkins officially presented county commissioners with the $89.9 million budget that will likely be approved by a vote on June 8. The budget will include a $0.013 property tax increase, which will cost residents…

OUR VIEW — Student’s story inspires

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There are stories we publish that truly inspire. Alma Huselja’s story is one of those. Huselja, who staff writer Phil Perry profiled in Monday’s edition, came from humble beginnings. Her mother and father and brother fled the Bosnian War in the early 1990s while her mother was pregnant with her.…

Criminal Charges — 5-20-15

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Criminal charges for May 20, 2015 The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Paul Michael Allender, 46, of 114 Mountain Brook Ln. in Bessemer City was charged May 15 with one count of felony breaking and entering a building and larceny after breaking and entering. A $5,000 unsecured…

County commissioners approve prayer policy

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Mitchem backtracks from comments about prayer before meetings   ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer Every seat in the chamber was filled and several dozen watched on a video screen in the lobby of the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center as Lincoln County commissioners formally adopted a new…

Coming to America: The cost of freedom

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer Imagine the scenario. You are leaving your home country with the hopes of starting a new life for yourself and your family in the United States. You are prepared to weather the storm of the financial burden of such an endeavor. You have been saving for…

Renaissance woman pours passion into work

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer It didn’t take long for Caroline Brown to realize where her talents would take her as an adult. The Lincolnton business owner said it all goes back to her youth, when she would travel Lincoln County and beyond with her late father searching for adventure and…

Girl dies in wreck

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Staff report One female was pronounced dead at CMC-Main in Charlotte in the early hours Sunday after a car she was a passenger in hit a curb at Paul Lawing and North Aspen Street. The vehicle left the roadway and collided with a building. The car held two rear passengers,…

Band of Knights to hold new uniform fundraiser

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Staff report North Lincoln High School Band of Knights members and the North Lincoln Band Boosters are currently seeking sponsorships and donations to purchase new uniforms. The band’s current uniforms were purchased 11 years ago when the school first opened and are in dire need of replacement. The band needs…