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Criminal Charges — 5-13-15

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Criminal charges for May 13, 2015. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Angela Rene Martin, 28, of 659 Springs East Rd. in Lincolnton was charged May 8 with two counts of failure to comply and one count of failure to appear. A $320 secured bond was set.…

Post 455 scheduled to open Sunday

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor After 26 years the excitement of starting another American Legion baseball season is still there for Lincoln County Cardinals manager Bruce Bolick. And so is the uncertainty. Post 455 is scheduled to open the season Sunday in Granite Falls with a doubleheader against Caldwell County Post…

Area teams begin spring playoff runs

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The NCHSAA on Monday released the pairings for its baseball, girls soccer and softball state playoffs, and six of the 10 teams who earned berths earned a first round home game. Baseball teams from East Lincoln, Lincoln Charter and West Lincoln, soccer teams from East Lincoln,…

Eagles finish second at 1A state tourney

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter followed its first regional boys golf title with a state runner-up. The Eagles finished the two-day, 36-hole NCHSAA state 1A championship match at the Foxfire Golf and Country Club on Tuesday alone in second and 44 shots behind Kernersville Bishop McGuinness, who won the state championship…

Top Dawg wrestlers win titles at state tournament

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  LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln Top Dawg wrestlers Nathan Hull and Xander Pendergrass won state titles earlier this month at the annual state freestyle and greco-roman championships in Winston-Salem. Hull won first in freestyle and second in greco-roman in the 126-pound weight class. Pendergrass won first in greco-roman and third…

Our View — A common opinion for everyone but Jeb Bush

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The notion that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was a massive mistake is a commonly held opinion now. A common opinion for pretty much everyone except Jeb Bush. Bush, a darling of the national Republican Party for his establishment positions and unrivaled fundraising capabilities, told Fox News, when asked if…

Reader’s Forum: We can do better — 5-13-15

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  We can do better Board of Commissioners Chairman Carrol Mitchem’s remarks make him the poster boy for why it is necessary to continue to be vigilant to protect separation of church and state. With today’s instant 
communication he has embarrassed us, not only in the county, but also statewide…

St. James basketball game to benefit PTA

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ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer For St. James Elementary principal Shanti Clancey, the matter is simple: learn to play basketball really well really quickly or face a pie in the, well, face. That’s what’s at stake when the school hosts a fifth grade versus faculty basketball game and auction at 6:30…

West Lincoln Area Council holds grand opening

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Lions Club to host ‘Adopt-a-Duck Derby’

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Staff report The first Lincolnton Lions Club “Adopt-A-Duck-Derby” fundraiser will be held on May 22 in the Betty Ross Park swimming pool, located at 800 South Madison Street in Lincolnton. Prior to the event, the Lions will give individuals, businesses and corporations the opportunity to adopt one or more of…