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Local team wins state tournament

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The L-Town Xtreme ‘02 Fastpitch Softball 10U team won the NSA North Carolina State Tournament held June 22 & 23. This championship follows many other titles they have taken this season including the NSA Mighty Casey Rock Hill, SC, NSA Season Opener, Spartanburg, SC, and NSA Louisville Slugger Spring Fling-World…

Local Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Team Cleans up at NAGA Tournament

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On Saturday, June 1, students from BJJ, Inc.-The Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy of Denver, participated in the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) tournament in Concord, the largest and most competitive grappling competition that comes to this region. A total of 14 students, both kids and adults, competed and came away with…

Results — 6/28/13

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American Legion baseball Henderson County defeated Cherryville 9-6 on Tuesday. Cherryville defeated Haywood 4-2 and 4-1 in a doubleheader on Wednesday.…

Schedules — 6/28/13

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American Legion baseball Lincoln County hosts Gastonia today at 7 p.m. at East Lincoln High School. Cherryville hosts Hickory at 7 p.m. today. Lincoln County hosts Union County at 7 p.m. Saturday at North Lincoln High School. Cherryville hosts Henderson County at 7 p.m. Saturday. Cherryville travels to Shelby at…

Around Town — 6-28-13

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FRIDAY Chicken benefit New Vision Ministries, 661 Clark Creek Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a smoked chicken benefit for Phil and Tonya Prater 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 per plate. Funds will help off-set Phil’s cancer expenses. Pick-up or dine-in options will be available. Deliveries may be…

Reader’s Forum — 6-28-13

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City Manager hits nail on the head regarding recession The City Manager has, as succinctly as possible, explained exactly why we should not enact this “garbage fee/tax hike.” His exact words: “it would not have been necessary at all had the city’s finances been where they were five years ago…

Good things going on this summer

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist The farmer’s market is a good place to visit on Saturday morning. There’s lots of fresh vegetables, baked goods, flowers, lotions and soaps. Carrying home a big basket of goods makes good meals this week. It’s also a good time to meet and make friends. If…

Job Listings — 6-28-13

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Upholsterers – Inside Arms and Trimmers (Job #010213163) Jobs are in Cherryville and Hickory. Must have the strength and stamina to handle heavy leather furniture. Must be dependable, have reliable transportation, willing to learn and hardworking. This work is physically demanding. Rip Saw Operator (Job #010212738) Must have two years…

Criminal Charges — 6-28-13

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:  Christie Hull Rogers, 41, of 9712 Mary Alexander Rd. in Charlotte was charged June 25 with one count of compulsory attendance law violation. No bond was set. Zachary Robert Hedrick, 20, of 1122 Peach Tree St. in Lincolnton was charged June…

Nurse accused of stealing pills

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies charged a Gaston County woman with nearly 30 felonies Wednesday after the Sheriff’s Office said she stole narcotics from a Lincoln County hospital where she worked as a nurse. Jessica Ann Brooks, 31, of 804 Summey Farm Road in Dallas, was taken into custody at…