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Scronce honored as county employee of year

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    SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Lincoln County recently handed out its 2012 “Employee of the Year” award, with this year’s honor going to Senior Grounds Technician Freddie Scronce with the Parks and Recreation Department. Scronce has been employed by the county since 2006. He told the Times-News on…

Club News 12-31-12

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  Priscilla Book Club meets   The Priscilla Book Club met Dec. 12 at the South Cedar Street home of Rose Mary Ball. As members arrived, they were served delicious refreshments. President Kay Barefoot opened the meeting with a story in Dan Barefoot’s book, Touring the Backroads of North Carolina’s…

Criminal Charges 12-31-12

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Phillip Lewis Rohr, 42, of 1134 Treehaven Tr. in Lincolnton was charged Dec. 25 with one count of assault on a female by a male over 18 yrs. of age. A $5,000 bond was set. Jason Eric Richardson, 29, of…

Obituaries 12-31-12

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Laura Goodson Beal Mrs. Laura Goodson Beal, age 78, of the Brian Center, Lincolnton and formerly of Lincolnton died Sunday, December 30, 2012. Her funeral will be 12 noon Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Setzer and Rev. Ken Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in…

Animal Shelter changes hours

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   With the new year will come new hours of operation for the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Lisa Douglas, adoption coordinator for the county’s Animal Services, told the Times-News on Wednesday that the shelter will no longer offer extended hours on Thursdays after the first…

Fire destroys an eastern Lincoln County residence

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a blaze that gutted an abandoned home Monday morning on the county’s eastern end, firefighters said. Crews from East Lincoln, Denver and Huntersville Fire Departments responded to the home just after 7 a.m. and said they spotted…

Criminal charges — 12/28/12

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following charges: Thomas Harrison Andrew Ford, 32, of 4385 Maiden Hwy. in Maiden was charged Dec. 21 with one count each of possession with intent to manufacture a schedule VI controlled substance and driving while license revoked or disqualification non-support. An $800 secured…

Around Town — 12/28/12

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FRIDAY Revival The Community Full Gospel Church, 2787 Gastonia Hwy. in Lincolnton, will host a revival 7 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Jerry Grogan. SATURDAY Church concert New Covenant from Beckley, WV, will be in concert 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman, 1062 S. N.C. 16 in…

Wolves top Rebels 59-48

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves boys varsity basketball team took a 38-37 lead over West Lincoln 30 seconds into the fourth quarter of the final game of the first day of the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash on Thursday and held on for a 59-48 win over…

LHS Lady Wolves beat West Lincoln

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Lady Wolves girls varsity basketball team held the West Lincoln Lady Rebels to two first-quarter points on their way to a 34-25 win in their opener of the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash on Thursday. Lincolnton moves on to face Bandys in the…