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Our Top Stories: 2013 Year in Review

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Staff report Editor’s note: With 2013 drawing to a close, the staff of the Lincoln Times-News decided to take a look back at our coverage over the past year and remind our readers about a few of the big stories that made these pages. We checked the statistics from our…

Man is deputy by day, jewelry maker by night

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Dan Snellings may fight crime as his full-time job, but his true passion is hunting for gemstones and turning them into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Since his mother worked as a geologist, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s deputy, who resides in Casar, just outside Vale, with his…

Shooters to bring in the New Year

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Cherryville Traditional Shooters send 2013 out with a bang ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer The eve of each New Year is often spent in celebration with friends and family. Regardless of the venue where New Year’s Eve is spent, traditions often play a significant role in the festivities. Popular traditions in…

Christian Ministry announces donors for Week 4 of Christmas Fund

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Staff Report Christian Ministry of Lincolnton recently released its Christmas Fund donation list for week four of the six-week long effort. Numbers this year were down from last year’s fundraiser, but organization officials plan to still take donations through the end of the month. Christmas Fund money not only provides…

Fire Officials: Lincolnton kitchen fire partially destroys home, displaces three residents

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The American Red Cross is assisting a family whose home suffered siginficant fire damage following an unexpected kitchen blaze on Saturday, fire officials said. The incident occurred around lunch time at a home on Little Street, Lincolnton Fire Chief Mitch Burgin said. A…

Local physicians among best in North Carolina

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Staff Report A handful of local physicians were named among the best doctors in the state for the second year in a row. Best Doctors, Inc., a Boston-based group, chose five physicians from Gastroenterology Associates, P.A., for the North Carolina list, according to a press release from the medical practice’s…

Bandys sweeps Peoples Bank Holiday Clash

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Colton Medlin scored 23 points and Dylan Wambold and River Copeland came up big down the stretch as Bandys erased a double-digit deficit to beat host West Lincoln 86-79 for the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash boys title on Saturday. Wambold scored 18 points and Copeland added 13 points…

WL boys knock off NL in Peoples Bank Holiday Clash for season’s first win

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Tourney will be all West Lincoln-Bandys finals   LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Dylan Frady scored 26 points as West Lincoln knocked off North Lincoln 75-65 on Friday for its first win in over a year and to advance to today’s boys championship game of the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash at West Lincoln.…

9/11 engine makes stop in Lincolnton

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer The topic of discussion for one Lincoln County fire department the day after Christmas focused on the heroic sacrifice made by one group of first responders on September 11, 2001. A fire truck that carried firefighters to their death while responding to the World Trade Center…

Woman heeds call to donate to Christian Ministry

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer It was on a tour of Christian Ministry of Lincolnton earlier this month that fitness gym co-owner Valerie Pettit discovered her next calling. Pettit stated that she was consumed with emotion after seeing the non-profit organization’s empty shelves. At that time, Christian Ministry of Lincolnton was…