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Criminal Charges — 3/22/13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Jimmy McLoyd Smith, 43, of 2041 Rock Hollar Rd. in Stanley was charged March 19 with one count of domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Donna Michelle Greene, 41, of 1834 Hines Circle Rd. in Stanley was charged…

Reader’s Forum — 3/22/13

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Unemployment insurance a tightening safety net I am troubled by the cuts to unemployment insurance. Back in the 1990s, the North Carolina state house decided to help Big Business by cutting unemployment taxes. The cuts were so deep that in 1996, it was down to 0.2 percent. These cuts hurt…

Bills seek to improve tech in schools

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Two bills that were signed into law last week, and co-sponsored in the N.C. House by Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, hope to improve technology in public schools and expand digital learning opportunities. Saine, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Information Technology and is…

Boxcar hit by vandals

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   It’s at least the third time in less than a year that a Klan reference has been spray-painted on property located within Lincoln County. Lincolnton Police weren’t aware of the situation when the Times-News contacted the agency Wednesday afternoon about the statement “Back KKK”…

Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition showcases serious singing talents

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Eighteen musical contestants from across North Carolina will take the stage Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center to compete in the semifinal round of one of the area’s most elite singing contests, the 11th Annual Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition. For the finals round on Sunday,…

Adult spelling bee a success

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Breaking the Silence: The Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans

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Mustangs top W. Lincoln girls 4-0

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E. Lincoln girls improve to 2-0 in SPC play with win JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer VALE — The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs gained a road victory Wednesday with a 4-0 shutout over a Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference rival in the West Lincoln Lady Rebels. The Mustangs gained three of their…

All-District basketball teams announced

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Staff report Lincolnton seniors Treasure Avery and Bridgett Derr and East Lincoln freshman Chazz Surratt were each named to All-District basketball teams for District 10 for the 2012-2013 season. Surratt, Lincoln County’s lone male All-District player on the boys third team, helped lead the Mustangs to a 21-8 finish, a…

West Lincoln hosts Top Dawg Challenge

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West Lincoln High School is hosting its annual Top Dawg Challenge for youth wrestlers from around the region on Saturday. The event will have seven mats in two of the Rebels’ gyms, with folkstyle wrestling for schoolboys and younger and freestyle wrestling for cadets and older. Wrestlers are required to…

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